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'With You' Chronicles Life of Flight 93 Hero and Rugby Player Mark Bingham: Watch Trailer


With You, a documentary about the life of late Flight 93 hero and rugby player Mark Bingham, will play at L.A.'s Outfest film festival tonight.

Writes Karen Ocamb at LGBTPOV:

"Since Bingham was a film buff, much of the documentary is old home movies shot throughout his life, including his 'mullet' days as a fan of heavy metal. Ironically, Bingham shares his birthday on May 22, though 40 year apart, with another LGBT hero – Harvey Milk. And like the movie and documentary on Harvey Milk, With You has the potential to inspire LGBT and questioning youth and provide another role model who breaks the stereotype of how society thinks a gay man is supposed to behave. On 9/11, like a civilian soldier, gay Mark Bingham gave his life for his country."

Watch the trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

Karen has a lengthy post on the film, well worth reading if this interests you.

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  1. Still breaks my heart today hearing about this. R.I.P.

    Posted by: ChrisDC | Jul 14, 2011 9:38:58 AM

  2. Rugby has changed (and saved) so many of our lives. Marc is/was an exemplary player and ambassador of the game to the gay community. What an amazing way to keep his legacy alive.

    With you...

    Posted by: Christopher | Jul 14, 2011 10:10:29 AM

  3. Doesn't the movie Milk open the night before Harvey's 40th b'day?

    That's weirdly cool, no?

    Posted by: pParkerT | Jul 14, 2011 11:58:56 AM

  4. That's one hell of a mom and she had an amazing son. Can't wait to see this.

    Posted by: Kade | Jul 14, 2011 12:47:10 PM

  5. Saw this at the SF Gay and Lesbian Film Fest last month--they claimed it was a "rough cut," which is like claiming "Citizen Kane" is a little movie about a newspaper guy and his childhood sled. The standing ovation went on for several minutes, and Alice Hoagland and Bingham's teammates from the SF Fog were there as well. It was an incredibly emotional experience, and hands down the best doc (if not the best film, period) I saw out of 27 programs that week. Make it a priority to get to a theater if it's released, or at the very least Netflix it or watch it on cable. It's a loving, remarkable tribute to a loving, remarkable man (and his loving, remarkable mom).

    Posted by: Dback | Jul 14, 2011 1:38:00 PM

  6. I think it's absolutely wonderful that this movie has been made......of course I'll see it and buy it when it is realeased.
    What a hero........why doesn't that person Bachman acknowledge a great American ?????

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 14, 2011 2:44:12 PM

  7. powerful. Thank you, Mark.

    Posted by: ACe | Jul 14, 2011 3:36:55 PM

  8. That was so moving. Definitely a must see. I hope they include Mark Bingham's story in the new ciriculum for students in California.

    Posted by: Lazlo | Jul 14, 2011 4:32:58 PM

  9. And...I'm in tears. So moving! Everyone should be so lucky as to have a mother like Alice and the courage of Mark.

    Posted by: DJ | Jul 15, 2011 1:47:38 AM

  10. We had the privilege of seeing the rough cut version of this film during SF Frameline's LGBT Filmfest last month. The film did not appear like it was a rough cut at all. It appeared very well made and was close something like the final product. I was also extremely impressed with his Mom who graced us with her presence and my respect for Mark doubled after watching the documentary. Mark Bingham broke all gay stereotypes that has put out there by opponents to equality.
    I felt really honored to had that chance to watch this film and I hope that after it has made its way to the theaters that it also gets into schools and libraries, because his life is now part of American history just like individuals such as Harvey Milk.

    Posted by: ChadSF | Jul 15, 2011 6:28:37 PM

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