The Case Against 8
Showings
City Opera HouseThu, Jul 31 12:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers and The Wilson Family
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Film Info
Section:Documentary
Release Year:2014
Runtime:109 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ben Cotner
Ryan White
Produced by:Ben Cotner
Ryan White
Editing By:Kate Amend
Description
In 2008, the passing of Proposition 8 revoked marriage rights for same-sex couples in California just months after the state Supreme Court legalized it. Here’s your all-access pass behind the scenes of the five-year journey to overturn Proposition 8, a landmark legal battle over one of the most vital civil rights issues of our time. This rousing Sundance award winner by filmmakers Ben Cotner and Ryan White follows history in the making from the very beginning of the battle to the climactic moment when two LGBT activist couples and their larger-than-life lawyers from opposite sides of the political spectrum (Ted Olson and David Boies, who had previously butted heads in the 2000 Bush v. Gore case) team up together to beat the right wing, in front of a right wing Supreme Court.

Screens with:
The Reality Factory
Bryan Boyce | USA | 1 min. | 2014

Cinema Salon
The screening on 7/31 at 12 noon will be followed by a Cinema Salon session in Clinch Park
Included Shorts
The Reality Factory (1min) More
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