Supreme Court Gay-Marriage Ruling to Get Documentary Treatment From HBO

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The Supreme Court's historic overturning of California's Proposition 8 will be the subject of an HBO Documentary Films project set to premiere next year.

The documentary, from directors Ben Cotner of Open Road Films and Ryan White ("Pelada," "Good Ol' Freda"), is the result of exclusive access they gained to Ted Olson and David Boies, the legal team who argued the case before the Supreme Court. The directors also gained special access to the lives of the four plaintiffs.

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"The story of the battle to overturn Prop 8 is the story of a modern-day American revolution," Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming, said Tuesday in announcing the project. "HBO is proud to present what is intended to be the film of record on this landmark case."

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"Watching this case unfold has been a master class in the judicial system and in the ongoing movement towards realizing equality in this country," White added. "We are excited to share that experience with the world."

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