Join Us: A Special Benefit Screening

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Breakwater and Waynflete are proud to present this award-winning film - an intimate portrait of Erik and Sandro, a gay married couple living in Portland whose friend Rachel is a surrogate for their two daughters (both of whom attended Breakwater and Waynflete).

Spanning three years, this lyrical documentary tackles some of the most pertinent issues of our time: gay marriage and parenting, surrogacy as a path to having children, and the uncertainties of nature vs. nurture. Told with candor and humor, "The Guys Next Door" is a celebration of family.

Date: Friday, November 18
Time: 7:00 p.m. Screening / 8:30 p.m. Refreshments and Q&A with the filmmakers
Location: Franklin Theater/ Waynflete, 360 Spring Street, Portland, Maine
Cost: $15/ticket. All proceeds benefit the film.

The US Supreme Court recently made the groundbreaking decision to legalize same sex marriage nationwide. Despite this incredible social progress, gay families in America—as well as across the world—still face discrimination. But when people see what a loving and complex gay family looks like, it changes minds. This film needs to be seen! Let’s help the filmmakers raise enough money on November 18 to edit a broadcast version of the film so that thousands of other people can celebrate the expanding nature of the American family.

All proceeds from the screening (ticket sales and additional donations) will go towards this effort. If we reach $6,000, a generous supporter will provide a matching donation!

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