THE SCREENING ROOM: Reading of 8 With Matthew Morrison, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Jane Lynch (Video)

By Andrew Gans
March 5, 2012

The Los Angeles reading of Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black's 8, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch, among many others, was presented March 3 at the Wilshire Ebell Theater.



The live reading was also made available for free viewing online. Rob Reiner directed 8.

The cast for the evening included Academy Award winner George Clooney, Academy Award nominee Brad Pitt, Golden Globe Award winner Kevin Bacon, Golden Globe Award winner Chris Colfer, Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly, Matt Bomer, Campbell Brown, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Vanessa Garcia, Christine Lahti, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Rory O'Malley, Jansen Panettiere, James Pickens, Jr., Martin Sheen, Yeardley Smith, George Takei and Bridger Zadina.

"This play will continue to show Americans — one by one — that truth and justice will prevail over prejudice and fear," AFER board president Chad Griffin said in a statement. "Try as they might, the anti-marriage proponents of Proposition 8 cannot hide their discriminatory arguments from the American people. Until every citizen can equally enjoy the fundamental freedom to marry, AFER will continue to fight in the courts of law and the court of public opinion — and we will win."

To view the reading, click here.