Prop 8 Trial: the Play

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  1. gymfresh

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    Wavered about whether to put this here or in Politics, but ultimately this is about an item of public education and entertainment.

    Dramaturge Dustin Lance Black has taken key excerpts from the Federal District Court trial on California's Proposition 8 (restricting marriage by gender), added human interest dialogue, and come up with a new play. The inspiration for this came from the insistence by Prop 8's defendants that the videotape of the trial not be made public. The only way for the public to watch what transpired in the courtroom is by re-creation.

    Saturday night an all-star cast did the readings to a sold-out Los Angeles audience, raising $2 million for AFER (American Foundation for Equal Rights). AFER sponsored Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the lawsuit that seeks to invalidate Prop 8. So far, the suit has cost over $2.3 million in legal fees.

    The play is about 100 minutes long, and now viewable in its entirety on the web. The footage starts just before minute 18 (or click the "skip ahead to start" button). Set aside some time, grab your favorite drink and a snack; you may want to sit through this ensemble presentation without interruption.
     
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    Thanks for this post, i think Clooney and his buddies were on the cast. But seriously thanx
     
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    I watched it and it was great!
     
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    I am having my weekly open house / dinner party thing on Wednesday and am saving it for then. Open house, open minds...mixed crowd. Should make for fun around the bigscreen.
     
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