Sacramento Public Library

Legends of Courage: The Story of Rosemary Metrailer

Documentary screening at the Library March 20

MARCH 20 | 5:30-7:30 PM

THE STORY OF ROSEMARY METRAILER is a deft and delightful 49-minute docudrama that recounts the remarkable 40+ year civil rights and legal career of Metrailer, placing her accomplishments in the context of the social and political environment in Sacramento from the 1960s to the 2015 Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in the U.S.

"I'm delighted to be a part of this program, and bringing this story of
courage to as many viewers as possible,"explained Geoff Rohde, librarian with Sacramento Public Library. "As a longtime Sacramento resident and member of the LGBTQ community, and past volunteer for the Lavender Library, I'm in awe of the efforts to preserve the rich history and achievements of these wonderful pioneers."

Metrailer is not only renowned in legal circles, she is a community leader. She founded the Sacramento Area Community Women’s Network and SacLEGAL, a recognized LGBTQ Bar Association that promotes equality through legislative advocacy, education, and participation in civic and social activities.

The film was produced by Legends of Courage, a Sacramento-based LGBTQ documentary film and oral history project. Launched in 2013 by Sacramento filmmaker Dawn Deason of 3D Media Solutions, and the late arts patron Camille Wojtasiak, the Legends of Courage project is designed to capture the voices of pioneering civil rights advocates who helped build Sacramento’s LGBTQ thriving community.


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