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.

COMPLETED 

Filmmakers: Ben Cotner, Ryan White
Year: 2013
Runtime: 112 mins
Country: USA
Format: HD


The Hollywood Reporter - "Momentous and moving" – 

IndieWire - "An emotional tour of history in the making"



STORY 

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.

AWARDS

Directing Award US Documentary -Sundance Film Festival 2014

Audience Award - SXSW 2014

Best Documentary Feature (Jury Award and Audience Award) - RiverRun International Film Festival

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Sundance Film Festival 2014 - WORLD PREMIERE  

SXSW 2014

RiverRun International Film Festival


FILMMAKERS

Ryan White is the director/producer of “Good Ol’ Freda” (Magnolia Pictures), which tells the story of The Beatles’ longtime secretary Freda Kelly, and “Pelada,” a journey around the world through the lens of pick-up soccer. White’s other credits include: “Capitol Crimes” (Bill Moyers, PBS), “Dead Wrong: Inside An Intelligence Meltdown” (CNN), “9/11: For The Record” (Bill Moyers, PBS) and “Country Boys” (Frontline, PBS).

Ben Cotner has served as an executive for ten years at Paramount Pictures and Open Road Films, where he most recently oversaw acquisitions and production. He has worked on such films as “An Inconvenient Truth,” “American Teen,” “Mad Hot Ballroom,” “A Haunted House,” “Side Effects” and “The Grey And End Of Watch.”


CREDITS

Directors/ Writers/ Producers: Ben Cotner and Ryan White

Co-Producers: Jessica Lawson, Rebekah Fergusson

Associate Producer: Carin Bortz

Editor: Kate Amend

Score: Nathaniel Blume