Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017

The Case Against 8


Year: 2014
Country: USA
Run Time: 112 minutes

The Case Against 8
The Case Against 8
The Case Against 8
The Case Against 8

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.

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Friday, March 21, 2014 at 6:10 PM

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This screening is on Stand By.

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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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