The Film Society of Lincoln Center is hosting an exclusive screening of the HBO Documentary Film The Case Against 8 on Thursday, May 29 at 7PM. The screening will be at the Walter Reade Theater located on 165 West 65th Street. Following the film, there will be a talk back Q & A session with directors of the film Ben Cotner and Ryan White, as well as plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier as well as Paul Katami and David Zorrillo.
The Case is 8 is a winner of the Sundance Film Festival. The film was shot over the course of five years. It looks deeply into the legal battle behind overturning Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state of California in 2008. The film is uplifting and a testament to what human beings can overcome in the face of extreme adversity.
Shortly after Barack Obama was elected president, LGBT activists developed a plan to overturn California’s Proposition 8, the 2008 state constitutional amendment which banned same-sex marriage. They teamed up with plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo and enlisted a solid team of legal professionals including David Boies and Ted Olson to help fight and eradicate Proposition 8.
This poignant award-winning film highlights the overturning of a law that dramatically changed the legal rights for the LGBT population in the United States.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on the Film Society's website here. Check out the trailer below: