A romantic drama, “Moments in Time”, tells a story of unconditional love that gives you strength and courage. It starts with photographs in a chronological account of the lives of Laura Robinson and Samantha (Sam) Jordan, beginning at their weddings and showing the growth of both families. Laura has three children and Sam, one. A photograph of Laura and Sam, together with their children as one family comes to life. It’s Lynda, Laura’s youngest child, 21st birthday. It’s January 1977, Miami-Dade County, Florida during the Anita Bryant anti-gay campaign.
Lynda’s studying at a University as is a newly transferred junior Chris Stoner. A Christian, Chris is assaulted and almost raped as she was leaving class but is saved by Lynda who takes Chris to her family for care. Chris refuses to report the assault nor tell her family. Chris has a real bad time with everything that has happened when she meets and gets close to Michael, Lynda’s brother. Chris doesn’t suspect about Lynda being gay least of all about Sam and Laura. Since Laura loves Chris as if she was her own daughter, Chris must be told about them so Laura and Sam tell Chris. They later talk her into telling the police and her family who are coming with Jonathan, her fiancé, when they come for Memorial Day. It doesn’t go well and they tell her she has to leave with them. Chris doesn’t want to go; besides she is in love with Michael. At the Memorial Day picnic, a sobbing Chris tells Michael all the obstacles in front of them. In a moving confrontation at the end Chris surprises Michael. Chris tells him she has taken control of her life; she wasn’t going home. She also broke it off with Jonathan and told him she was in love with someone else. Chris tells Michael they can solve all those obstacles together, there is a click as the camera freezes and you see a picture of them kissing.