Focus On: Anecdotes To Our Films

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A deeper look at the stories behind the latest Focus Features films

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Focus On: The Equal Rights Amendment
42:54

Are men and women equal in the eyes of the Constitution? The answer might surprise you. Cristen Conger (Unladylike) traces the Equal Rights Amendments' 96-year history, from women's suffrage to today. This episode of Focus on is brought to you by On the Basis of Sex, now open in select theaters. Opens everywhere January 11.

Jan 07, 2019
Coming Soon... Focus On: The Equal Rights Amendment
02:33

Are men and women equal in the eyes of the Constitution? The answer might surprise you. Cristen Conger (Unladylike) traces the Equal Rights Amendments’ 96-year history, from women’s suffrage to today. Focus On: The Equal Rights Amendment premieres January 7. This episode is brought to you by On the Basis of Sex, now open in select theaters, open everywhere January 11. 

Dec 26, 2018
Focus On: The Trial of Mary Queen of Scots
32:57

In partnership with our friends at Stuff You Missed In History Class, learn about Mary Stuart and the trial that led to her beheading. Mary Queen of Scots is now playing in select theaters, everywhere December 21.

Dec 11, 2018
Focus On: Smid (UnErased)
45:11

You're openly gay. Then you become the leader of the largest ex-gay organization and, under your leadership, many lives are destroyed. You leave that organization, come out as gay - again - and find love. Do you deserve to be happy? This is a story of identity, making amends and John Smid’s reckoning with his life.

Dec 05, 2018
Focus On: Dr. Davidson And The Gay Cure (UnErased)
38:51

This is one of the rarest stories of all: a man who publicly experiences a profound change of heart.

This is a profile of one of the gods of psychotherapy, who through a reckoning with his own work (oddly enough in the pages of Playboy magazine), becomes the first domino to fall in science’s ultimate disowning of the “gay cure.”

Dec 04, 2018
Focus On: Mama Bears To The Rescue (UnErased)
42:04

What if you’re a mother who’s a leader in the Christian community and your kid comes out as gay? Who do you call? The Mama Bears. 

This is the story of one woman who created a supergroup of like-minded mothers who faced down threats of excommunication because they refused to disown their kids, and will step in if you disown yours.

 
Dec 04, 2018
Focus On: Garrard And The Story Of Job (UnErased)
31:29

This is a modern day story of Job. It starts with Garrard Conley, a young gay kid growing up in rural Arkansas, trying to find a place to stand between a devout father and unforgiving God, and ends in a dramatic escape from an ex-gay camp and the smuggling out of a book that overturns an industry.

Dec 04, 2018