Movieline Premieres the Poster for 8: The Mormon Proposition
One of the hot button documentaries this year at Sundance was 8: The Mormon Proposition, which examines the Mormon Church's role in passing the anti-gay Proposition 8 in California and happens to be narrated by the openly gay, prominently ex-Mormon writer/director Dustin Lance Black (Milk, the upcoming What's Wrong with Virginia). The film will be released in theaters, on demand and through digital download channels June 18th, but until then, Movieline has your first look at its poster.
Written and directed by journalist and former Mormon missionary Reed Cowan, and narrated by Academy Award© -winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk), "8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION" exposes the Mormon Church's historic involvement in the promotion and passage of California's Proposition 8 and the religion's ongoing campaign against gay rights. The film takes place in California and Utah as Mormons, following their prophet's call to action, wage spiritual warfare with money and misinformation against gay citizens, doing everything they can to deny them of marriage and the rights that come with it. "8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION" opens in theaters on June 18, 2010, two years after the first gay marriages took place in California (June 17, 2008).