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HBO preps theatrical release for “Case Against 8″

Ben Cotner and Ryan White's award-winning gay rights documentary The Case Against 8 is getting a theatrical release by HBO Documentary Films on June 6, followed by a June 23 premiere on the network.
March 21, 2014

Ben Cotner and Ryan White’s award-winning gay rights documentary The Case Against 8 is getting a U.S. theatrical release by HBO Documentary Films on June 6, followed by a June 23 premiere on the TV network.

The film – which follows the landmark Supreme Court case that overturned Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage, in June 2013 – nabbed the directing award in the U.S. documentary category at the Sundance Film Festival this past January, and most recently picked up the audience award at SXSW.

“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,” said Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films, in a statement.

The Case Against 8 will received an awards-qualifying limited release in New York and Los Angeles on June 6, and will expand to select U.S. cities June 13.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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