Friday, February 12, 2010

Prop 8 film distribution rights sold

Excerpts of Filmmaker: Prop 8 movie's distribution rights sold, by Jennifer Dobner, Associated Press

Filmmaker Reed Cowan says "8: The Mormon Proposition" will hit theaters this spring and a DVD will follow. Cowan says he sold the film's North American distribution rights to Red Flag Releasing.

The 80-minute movie had its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City last month. It contends that the Salt Lake City-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the driving force behind Proposition 8. The initiative reversed a court decision that legalized gay marriage.

Church officials have denounced the film as inaccurate and biased. But at the time of the Jan. 24 premiere, they said they hadn't seen the movie.

Cowan said he'd like to know which parts of the film are wrong. He also wants an opportunity to interview church officials and add their comments to the movie. Church officials declined requests for interviews during the making of the film.

"I would hold a screening at church headquarters for them," Cowan said in telephone interview from his home in the Miami-area. "I would love to know line by line what's inaccurate."

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