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The network has scheduled a limited theatrical run in June for Ben Cotner and Ryan White’s movie, which examines the legal battle, ultimately successful, to overturn California’s same-sex marriage ban that passed in 2008. HBO will put the movie in Los Angeles and New York theaters on June 6, expand it on June 13, and then air it on June 23, which is close to the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s historic ruling on the federal
"We feel it's important to bring the story of the men and women behind this roller-coaster battle to screens across the country, and we're extremely proud to bring attention to a fundamental civil rights issue that faces the country today," HBO Documentary Films President Sheila Nevins said by way of explanation.
"Case Against 8" follows the legal efforts, spearheaded improbably by conservative Ted Olson, as he and David Boies embark on the effort to overturn the law. Though the film covers ground known to many newshounds, its access lends it a perspective shorter segments don't.
At Sundance, the
The movie pleased audiences at Sundance, where it won a directing award, and audiences at