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Wed March 28, 2012
Movie Tackles Thorny Gay Marriage Issue

MTSU Proff. Nears Completion of New Film

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new film debuting Thursday on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University will likely prove controversial.

The Miracles on Honey Bill Hill is a new movie from award winning filmmaker and MTSU Professor Dr. Bob Pondillo. Pondillo tells his story as a fable set in an imaginary land and using a combination of live action and animation.

The 20 minute film addresses the thorny issue of gay marriage and Pondillo made a conscious choice to use child actors.

"Using kids to tell a story about gay marriage?  Yes I am, but it's not in any way nasty or mean or exploitive or anything like that. In fact it's very sweet and kind of funny. What I really wanted to do was drain the movie of sex and really tell a story of love."

The Miracles on Honey Bill Hill will debut today as part of MTSU’s “Spring Out” festivities and is being screened in partnership with the Lambda Association. The showing is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. in the State Farm Room of the Business and Aerospace Building on the MTSU Campus.