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The Case Against 8

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmakers Ben Cotner and Ryan White examine the landmark Supreme Court case that overturned California's Proposition 8 and its ban on same-sex marriage.

Cast: Ted Olson , Christopher D. Dusseault , Jeffrey J. Zarrillo , Paul T. Katami , Kristin M. Perry , Sandra B. Stier ,

Directors: Ben Cotner , Ryan White

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: HBO

The Case Against 8 (2014)

Release Date: January 18th, 2014|1 hr. 52 min.

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  • Exhaustively tracking the five-year battle to overthrow California’s ban on same-sex marriage, they distill the dense legal process into a lucid narrative while illuminating the human drama of the plaintiffs, and by extension, the countless gay men and lesbians they represent. show more

  • The Case Against 8 beautifully reminds us of the human beings who opened up their lives to the world and became representatives for one of the most important movements for equal rights this country has ever seen. show more

  • The documentary is strongest during these conference-room brainstorms, similar to those of a political campaign. (It could have used more of Boies’s witness-demolishing courtroom eloquence.) The draw here is watching a careful process unfold, regardless of the outcome. show more

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