SYDNEY-based Queer Screen will host a special screening of award-winning documentary The Case Against 8 tonight, which will also feature a Q&A with director Ryan White.

A runaway hit on the LGBTI film festival circuit around the world, White’s documentary follows the battle for marriage equality from the eyes of two families who file a lawsuit against California’s infamous Proposition 8.

Their battle, led by super-star legal team, conservative Ted Olsen and liberal David Boies — who previously opponents in the president-making Bush vs Gore political saga  goes all the way to the US Supreme Court.

The now-famous landmark decision that follows has had incredible impact, and a domino effect, on the marriage equality movement in the US.

The Case Against 8 was the winner of the US documentary directing award at Sundance and the Audience Award at SXSW.

Along with a Q&A with White, Sydney state independent MP Alex Greenwich will also introduce the documentary and discuss Australian marriage equality.

Queer Screen have also recently launched the full line-up of their annual festival coming up on September. To have a read of the Star Observer’s sneak peek at the opening night film, click here.


WHEN: 7pm; Wednesday, August 20

WHERE: Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney

TICKETS: $19 or $16 (Queer Screen members)

INFO: Click here

For details and tickets for Queer Screen Film Fest, happening September 17–21, visit:

Watch the trailer for The Case Against 8:


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