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The revealing HBO Documentary Film, The Case Against 8, takes an in-depth look at the movement to overturn Prop 8, and at the histor ic federal lawsuit filed to challenge its constitutionality. The film chronicles a five-year struggle for marriage equality that cha nged history and the landmark case that paved the way for marriage equality battles nationwide. With exclusive behind-the-scenes acc ess to both the powerhouse, and unlikely, legal team (David Boies and Ted Olson) and the four plaintiffs in the suit, filmmakers Ben Cotner and Ryan White have created the definitive account of the battle that effectively ended marriage discrimination in Californi a. The Case Against 8 was the winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award in the U.S. Documentary category and the SXSW Audience Award in the Festival Favorites category.