The Case Against 8

 

Year: 2014
Country: USA
Run Time: 112 minutes

It was simple. Kristin and Sandra wanted to get married for the same reason as their parents: because they loved each other. The same goes for Paul and Jeff. But with California’s Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriages, the two couples were denied their pursuit of happiness. The couples were picked to be the public face of opposition to Prop 8 by an unlikely duo of attorneys working together: progressive David Boies and ultraconservative Ted Olson (opposing sides during the legendary Bush v. Gore). It didn’t take long for the two attorneys’ political motives to take a backseat to their common cause: championing fundamental human rights. In THE CASE AGAINST 8, we get the inside scoop of the landmark case that finally allowed same-sex couples in California the right to marry; a decision that is currently sweeping the United States in a firestorm of much-needed social reform. By focusing on the faces of the plaintiffs, this revealing documentary deftly balances two stories: the strategy of a ground-breaking case and two families uniting to make it happen. —C.P.

Directors
Ben Cotner, Ryan White

Producers
Ben Cotner, Ryan White

Cinematography
Rebekah Fergusson, Ryan White, Ben Cotner, Joe Anderson

Editing
Kate Amend

Director Bio
THE CASE AGAINST 8 is the first collaboration between Paramount Pictures and Open Road executive Ben Cotner and "Pelada" and "Good Ol' Freda" director Ryan White.

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Community Partner

Why Marriage Matters Ohio

Human Rights Campaign

Media Partner

Outlook Magazine

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