The American Foundation for Equal Rights, which is sponsoring the court challenge to Proposition 8, live-streamed Saturday night a Los Angeles reading of 8, Dustin Lance Black’s play about the trial in which Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that California’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. The play is made up largely of transcripts from the trial.
The all-star cast included:
Brad Pitt as Vaughn Walker
George Clooney as plaintiffs’ attorney David Boies
Martin Sheen as plaintiffs’ attorney Theodore Olson
Christine Lahti and Jamie Lee Curtis as plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier
Kevin Bacon, John C Reilly and Jane Lynch also had roles.
Here’s director Rob Reiner talking about the performance. “The Prop 8 proponents are still trying to hide what happened at the trial,” Reiner says, perhaps referring to Prop 8 backers’ successful attempt at preventing the release of videotapes from the trial. “So we’re going to do the exact opposite, we’re gonna broadcast it to the entire world.”