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Opening Night: QDoc
May 15, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
QDoc, Portland’s Queer Documentary Film Festival is the only festival in the U.S. devoted exclusively to Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) documentaries. Basic Rights Oregon is the community partner for the opening night film “The Case Against 8.” Directors Ben Cotner and Ryan White will be in attendance.
Thurs, May 15th, 7:30 Film, 10pm Opening Night Party
Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium (inside the Portland Art Museum)
Co-Presented by the Northwest Film Center
Sponsored by HBO
$10 Film only (all ages)
$ 25 Film & Party (21+)
With The Case Against 8, filmmakers Ben Cotner and Ryan White have crafted a masterful legal drama – both intimate and epic, exciting and incredibly moving. While other films have dealt with the electoral ups and downs of the marriage battle, The Case Against 8 reveals the extraordinary legal strategies that altered the landscape for marriage equality around the country, including Oregon.
Challenging California’s notorious Prop 8 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, the case was argued all the way to the Supreme Court by a very unlikely team of attorneys. Ted Olson and David Boies had been adversaries in the Bush v Gore case that put George W. Bush into the White House. Together, they found common ground advocating for two courageous couples who allowed their personal lives to become the center of this highly controversial crusade.
Winner of Best Director – Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, The Case Against 8 will surely become part of the canon of LGBT history films.
The Case Against 8: Dirs Ben Cotner and Ryan White USA 2014 112 min
Sponsored By: HBO
Presented in association with the Northwest Film Center.
Community Partner: Basic Rights Oregon
More on the film: http://www.queerdocfest.org/film/the-case-against-8/