A special “Dinner & a Movie” event


Thursday, June 28th


Presented by The Michael Chetcuti Foundation, 9 Bean Rows, The Bay Theatre, and Up North Pride

You are invited to an evening of food, drinks, film, and engaging discussion in our Pride Month celebration event this June 28th. A portion of the proceeds benefits Up North Pride!

6 pm – 7:44 pm

Join us at 9 Bean Rows Restaurant for small plates, cocktails/mocktails, and mingling.

8 pm – 9:45 pm

We will travel over to The Bay Theater to watch a FREE screening of the documentary “To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor.”
After the film, there will be a 30 minute Q&A with LGBTQ+ community members about what it means to be LGBTQ+ both in Northern Michigan and in the United States as a whole, and how we can all support the movement. Special guests to our discussion will include…
• Jim Carruthers, Traverse City Mayor
• Marta, one of the creators of Up North Pride
• Elon Cameron, Up North Pride co-founder
• Michael Chetcuti, Northport Resident, entrepreneur, founder & benefactor of Up North Pride
• Benjamin Marentette, Traverse City Clerk
This portion of the event, at The Bay Theatre, is FREE and OPEN to the public.

10 pm – 11 pm

We will return to 9 Bean Rows Restaurant to continue the discussion in a more intimate setting and to enjoy nightcaps and dessert. 
This portion is included in the ticket price for the entire event but is also open to the public for a $10 entry fee.

Tickets are $25 online/$35 at the door (9 Bean Rows Restaurant)

To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor is a feature-length documentary that tells a story of love, marriage and a fight for equality. The film chronicles unlikely heroes — octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their quest for justice: Edie had been forced to pay a huge estate tax bill upon the death of her spouse because the federal government denied federal benefits to same-sex couples – and Edie’s spouse was a woman.

Deeply offended by this lack of recognition of her more than forty-year relationship with the love of her life, Edie decided to sue the United States government – and won. Windsor and Kaplan’s legal and personal journeys are told in their own words, and through interviews with others of the legal team, movement activists, legal analysts, well-known supporters and opponents. Beyond the story of this pivotal case in the marriage equality movement and the stories behind it, the film also tells the story of our journey as a people, as a culture, and as citizens with equal rights.