The Case Against 8 (2014)

The Case Against 8
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords civil rights, court, gay, government, homosexuality, law, legal, marriage, political, social issues, 2008
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jessica Lawson Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Rebekah Fergusson Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Caren Bortz Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Joe Anderson Director of Photography (Interview) 120780 6000001
Blake Neely Music n/a 120781 8000001
Kate Amend Editor n/a 172 7000001
Sara Bernstein Supervising Producer (HBO) 1275 3000004
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer (HBO) 174 3000003
Ben Cotner Director n/a 2 2000001
Ted Olson Himself n/a 121208 1000002
Ryan White Director n/a 2 2000002
Ben Cotner Producer n/a 3 3000001
Ryan White Producer n/a 3 3000002
David Boies Himself n/a 121208 1000001
Synopsis
This documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the center of the same-sex marriage controversy. Five years in the making, this is the story of how they took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.