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28 Jan 2015
"The Case Against 8" screening in Drogheda, Wed 4th Feb


Droichead Arts Centre | Weds 4 Feb | 8.00pm | Tickets: €10/€8 Conc Booking: www.droichead.com | 041 9833946


2015 is a significant year for Ireland’s LGBT communities as the referendum on same sex- marriage is due to take place. So in partnership with the Gaze International LGBT Film Festival, Droichead Arts Centre presents The Case Against 8, an account of the epic five-year legal battle that overturned Proposition 8, which prohibited same-sex marriage in the state of California.

 

Co-directors Cotner and White take us on a riveting, hold-your-breath, behind the scenes look at the historic Californian trial that overturned the controversial constitutional amendment.

 

The story first made 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 centre of the same-sex marriage controversy.  This extraordinary film provides fly-on-the-wall coverage of a trial the public was never allowed to see.

 

A panel discussion will take place after the screening.  Participants will include; local barrister, Nick Reilly B.L., Bernardine Quinn (Dundalk Outcomers) and Anthony Kinehan from Marriage Equality.

 

 

The Case Against 8

Dir: Ben Cotner, Ryan White  2014                USA                            112 mins

Winner - Audience Award, SXSW Film Festival 2014

Winner - Best Director, Sundance Film Festival 2014

"An emotional tour of history in the making." – Indiewire
 
GAZE On Tour is a project to share stories about the LGBT experience with a wider audience by screening films in increased locations across Ireland. Alongside regional LGBT groups, we will present stories that represent the best in international film and provide useful starting points for discussions on issues facing marginalized LGBT people.

 

Droichead Arts Centre | Weds 4 Feb | 8.00pm | Tickets: €10/€8 Conc

Booking: www.droichead.com | 041 9833946

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