Director: Ben Cotner,Ryan White
"Grips from start to finish … a stirring civil rights film that is both cogent and emotionally charged." – Hollywood Reporter
This riveting documentary follows the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage; a journey that took five years of setbacks and victories, ending up at the Supreme Court in Washington.
Told from the perspective of the two couples selected as plaintiffs, and from that of their legal team – the previously combative "Odd Couple" pair of US Solicitor General under George W Bush, Republican Ted Olson, and his opposing counsel in the Supreme Court Bush v. Gore trial, Democrat David Boies – The Case Against 8 won the Best Director, US Documentary prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival for its rare, behind-the-scenes insight into a major legal case, as well as the intense pressure the plaintiffs endured being the face of gay marriage.
"An emotional tour of history in the making." – Indiewire