Jun 21, 2014 2:22 AM GMT
Just saw HBO's documentary about the legal fight to overturn California's anti-gay Proposition 8 - from before filing the case in federal court in California through the Supreme Court's decision upholding the invalidation of the law, and the subsequent marriages of the two plaintiff couples. The film-makers had extraordinary access to the legal team from day 1, and the film includes how they chose the ideal plaintiffs, legal strategy sessions, excerpts from arguments made in the courts, and the daily lives of the 2 women and 2 men who sued and ultimately married. Shown in a theater as part of the SF Gay Film Festival, the co-directors and participants got a 5-minute standing ovation. Don't miss seeing it on HBO.