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A film by Ben Cotner and Ryan White

Runtime: 112 minutes (includes 58 minute version)

Closed Captioning included

 

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BATTLES ARE WON BECAUSE THEY ARE FOUGHT.

A behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the center of the same-sex marriage controversy. Five years in the making, this is the story of how they took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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"A STIRRING civil rights film that is both cogent and emotionally chargedgrips from start to finish…" - The Hollywood Reporter

 

"An emotional tour of HISTORY IN THE MAKING…" - Indiewire

 

"A well-made, moving, informative history" - RogerEbert.com

 

"Engrossing and emotional..." - The Los Angeles Times

 

" Lucid, balanced and relentlessly informative. SPELLBINDING STUFF." - Evening Standard (UK)

 

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