Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

8: The Mormon Proposition

Year: 2009
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 74 minutes

8:  The Mormon Proposition
8:  The Mormon Proposition
8:  The Mormon Proposition

All Spencer Jones and Tyler Barrick wanted to do was get married. And when California voters passed a law allowing same-sex marriage, they did just that. But Spencer and Tyler aren't just a gay married couple; they're Mormon. 8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION painstakingly details how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, fueled by money and fanned by religious fervor, waged a successful battle in November 2008 to reverse California's same-sex marriage law. Everyone - same-sex couples, Mormon Church leaders, and Utah politicians - gets a chance to make their case for or against Prop 8, and the result is an emotionally charged, behind-the-scenes look at how a powerful religious organization used manipulation and its authority to influence the outcome of a controversial political issue. – C.K.

CIFF34 Screenings

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 12:15 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 7:00 PM

  • This screening has been cancelled.
  • with FilmForum

Reed Cowan

Reed Cowan is a former Mormon missionary and a 1997 graduate of Utah State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

"The Other Side of the Lens" (2008), 8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION (2009)

Reed Cowan

Christopher Reece Volz

Brian Bayerl

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This film is presented with the generous support of LYNN GOTTLOB.

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