8: The Mormon Proposition There's nothing subtle in 8: The Mormon Proposition , a short polemic about the involvement of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in… 8: The Mormon Proposition There's nothing subtle in 8: The Mormon Proposition , a short polemic about the involvement of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in… R PT78M Documentary First Independent Pictures
Movie Review

8: The Mormon Proposition

MPAA Rating: R
8: The Mormon Proposition | 8 IS ENOUGH Salt Lake City Protesters in 8: The Mormon Proposition
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8 IS ENOUGH Salt Lake City Protesters in 8: The Mormon Proposition
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Rated: R; Length: 78 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: First Independent Pictures

There's nothing subtle in 8: The Mormon Proposition, a short polemic about the involvement of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in California's Proposition 8 ballot initiative, which, in 2008, overturned a state supreme court ruling giving same-sex couples a constitutional right to marry. Filmmaker Reed Cowan (himself gay and raised Mormon) documents the church's considerable financial influence on Prop 8's passage. Then he expands his sad and furious homegrown film to record the misery of gay Mormons sometimes driven to suicide over being rejected by their church and families. B-

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Originally posted Jun 23, 2010 Published in issue #1109 Jul 02, 2010 Order article reprints