The Case Against 8

Directors: Ben Cotner, Ryan White
Year: 2014
Running Time: 112 minutes

The Case Against 8 takes an inside look at the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that overturned Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Five years in the making, the film chronicles the struggle that helped pave the way for marriage equality battles nationwide, with behind—the—scenes access to the two California couples seeking the right to marry and the legal team of conservative Ted Olson and liberal David Boies, who previously faced off as opposing counsel in Bush v. Gore. The Case Against 8 provides a definite account of the battle that effectively ended marriage discrimination in California and took the issue of marriage equality all the way to the Supreme Court.

Sundance – Directing Award
SXSW – Audience Award – Festival Favorites
Ashland – Audience Award – Documentary; Best Documentary
Berkshire -Jury Prize
Hot Docs -Top Ten Audience Favourite
Sheffield – Special Jury Nomination,
River Run – Best Documentary, Audience Award – Documentary
Traverse City – Runner Up, Audience Award – Documentary

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