Based on Cynthia Wade’s 2007 documentary short of the same name, Peter Sollett‘s Freeheld (Lionsgate, 10.2) is about a cancer-afflicted cop, Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), fighting establishment mindsets in order to pass along her pension benefits to her partner, Stacie (Ellen Page). History has dated it slightly but you tell this is a class act with top-tier performances. Screenplay by Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia, The Painted Veil). Wade’s film won the 2008 Best Short Documentary Oscar; it also won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2007.