David Finkle: First Nighter: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Other Bold-Face Names Fight for Same-Sex Marriage in Dustin Lance Black's Docu-Drama "8"
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George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christine Lahti, John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Chris Colfer, Yeardley Smith and Matt Bomer are in the cast. Oscar-winning (Milk) Dustin Lance Black wrote the script. Rob Reiner is the director.
So you want to know what the movie is, and why you haven't heard of it. Well, whadya know? It's not a movie. It's 8, a two-CD L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) recording ($29.95, 128 minutes) of a concert reading of a play taken from the transcript of the California District 12 trial instigated by the American Federation for Equal Rights (AFER). It's the one concerning the constitutionality of the state's Proposition 8, which overturned the same-sex marriage law only months after it had been instated.
Uh-oh, you're thinking. a court transcript. The proceedings -- in which Chief Judge Vaughn Walker (Pitt) ultimately finds for the plaintiffs -- could be cut-and-dry. The
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