Dirs. Ben Cotner and Ryan White

Dirs. Ben Cotner and Ryan White

The Case Against 8

Brew & View - THURSDAY, JULY 17, 8:00 P.M.
Harbor View Hotel, Edgartown

Skype Q&A with directors Ben Cotner and Ryan White

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Dirs. Ben Cotner and Ryan White
Documentary | U.S.A. | 2014 | 109 min.

Six months after California’s Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, a popular vote in favor of Proposition 8 invalidated that freedom to wed. Ted Olson and David Boies, the unlikely pair of lawyers who had faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore, teamed up to fight Proposition 8 all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. This riveting film not only follows the legal battles, but also weaves a portrait of the plaintiffs’ lives in the lead-up to the historic success of their case, and the concomitant overturning of a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, in June 2013.

 

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