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Daily Viewing. Dustin Lance Black's "8"

George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis and more read Black's play about marital equality.
The Daily

From the American Foundation for Equal Rights: "Featuring an all-star cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon and others, 8 is a play written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and directed by acclaimed actor and director Rob Reiner. It is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Federation for Equal Rights (AFER) in the US 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."

So what we have here is a record of a one-night-only reading at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday night. The first half-hour is primarily a montage of news footage put together by AFER; if you don't have time for it and you don't see the red "Skip ahead to start" button, zip ahead to 0:30:24.

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