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By Dustin Lance Black

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An unconstitutional proposition.
An unprecedented decision.
An all-star cast.

Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Martin Sheen, 8 is written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) and directed by acclaimed actor and director Rob Reiner.

The play is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) in the U.S. District Court in 2010 to overturn Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. Framed around the trial's historic closing arguments in June 2010, 8 provides an intimate look what unfolded when the issue of same-sex marriage was on trial.

Exclusive interviews included:

  • Dustin Lance Black and Rob Reiner, playwright and director of 8

  • David Boies and Ted Olson, lawyers for Prop 8 plaintiffs in California

  • Backstage interview montage with actors George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and James Pickens, Jr.

    A full-cast performance featuring:

    George Clooney as David Boies
    Brad Pitt as Chief Judge Vaughn Walker
    Martin Sheen as Theodore B. Olson
    Kevin Bacon as Charles Cooper
    Jamie Lee Curtis as Sandy Stier
    Christine Lahti as Kris Perry
    John C. Reilly as David Blankenhorn
    Jane Lynch as Maggie Gallagher
    Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Dr. Ilan Meyer
    Matthew Morrison as Paul Katami
    Chris Colfer as Ryan Kendall
    Yeardley Smith as Dr. Nancy Cott
    Matt Bomer as Jeff Zarrillo
    George Takei as Dr. William Tam
    Rory O'Malley as Dr. Gregory Herek
    Cleve Jones as Evan Wolfson
    James Pickens, Jr. as Dr. Gary Segura
    Jansen Panettiere as Elliott Perry
    Bridger Zadina as Spencer Perry
    Vanessa Garcia as Clerk
    Campbell Brown as Broadcast Journalist

    Directed by Rob Reiner. Recorded before a live audience at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, Los Angeles on March 3, 2012.

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