A documentary on California's gay marriage fight is set to open the West Hollywood International Film Festival (WHIFF) Wednesday.

Annul Victory officially debuted in May at the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival but next week's screening is certain to feel like a homecoming for producer and viewers alike.

The documentary centers on Robin Tyler and Diane Olson, one of the 14 original gay couples involved in the landmark California Supreme Court lawsuit that opened gay marriage in the state for a brief five months in 2008. Filmmakers follow the couple as they ride a rollercoaster of feelings. First their joy as they legally marry, followed by agony as voters approve a gay marriage ban that places the legality of their new marriage in question.

The film includes incredible footage of the chaotic street demonstrations that followed the passage of Proposition 8 and commentary by everyday people and celebrities involved in the struggle.

A panel discussion on Proposition 8 will follow the screening of the film.

WHIFF 2009 is the festival's second outing, and runs for four days from Wednesday through Saturday at various West Hollywood venues. For more information visit WHIFF2008.com.

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