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Expansive in scope yet steady in focus, The Case Against 8 offers impassioned social advocacy as well as gripping viewing. Read critic reviews

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Filmmakers Ben Cotner and Ryan White examine the landmark Supreme Court case that overturned California's Proposition 8 and its ban on same-sex marriage.

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Christopher D. Dusseault
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Sandra B. Stier
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Kate Amend
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Blake Neely
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Ben Cotner
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Ryan White
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Critic Reviews for The Case Against 8

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  • The film skillfully blends legalese with a humane portrait of the couples who are willing to fight the state for the right to wed.

    January 21, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Ben Cotner and Ryan White treat us to a riveting, satisfying journey, thanks to incredible access to the plaintiffs and lawyers from the earliest stages of the lawsuit.

    June 30, 2020 | Full Review…
  • What's most compelling about The Case Against 8 is that it is not a partisan procedural.

    November 14, 2014 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • An accomplished and well-told piece of documentary journalism.

    November 13, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The Case Against 8 is a documentary on the Californian repeal of same-sex marriage laws and has the tension of a legal thriller as well as being surprisingly moving in its final scenes.

    November 7, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • As passionate and wide-ranging as you'd hope, but disappointingly mistrusting of its audience's interest in the finer points of the case.

    November 3, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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  • Apr 24, 2014
    One of the best executed documentaries on a court case that I have seen. Focusing the proceedings on the two political opposites who united behind a cause is fascinating stuff to watch.You could have taken a million angles to tell the story of this case but this one is uniquely special.
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