The penultimate CIFF 10×10 film screening will be Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. Screened will be “The Case Against 8,” a behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage.

The high-profile trial first made headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush vs. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the center of the same-sex marriage controversy. Five years in the making, this is the story of how they took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The film, directed by Ben Cotner and Ryan White, won the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award for US Documentary; the 2014 Vail Film Festival Award for Best Documentary; and the SXSW Audience Award.

The monthly 10 For 10 series celebrates the upcoming 10th edition of the Camden International Film Festival, Sept. 25 through 28. Each month, CIFF brings back a highly acclaimed documentary from a past festival, or shares a new film fresh from the festival circuit. "10 For 10" will continue through August.

This film is not rated. Tickets are $8.50, $7.50 for students and senior citizens. For more information on all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, visit; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or