A newly-formed distribution company has picked up the North American rights for Director Reed Cowan's documentary on the Mormon Church's decades-old involvement in the fight to ban gay marriage in the United States.

8: The Mormon Proposition premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, just 30 miles from the world headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The dewy Red Flag Releasing will launch with Cowan's film this spring, independent film website indiewire.com reported. The distribution company is headed by Paul Federbush and Laura Kim, two film industry veterans. The pair hope to distribute as many as four independent features per year.

Proposition focuses on California's 2008 fight over Proposition 8, the ballot measure that outlawed gay marriage in the state.

“This film is for those who've suffered from religious bigotry,” Cowan, who is openly gay, said in a statement. “Its sold-out screenings at Sundance and in Salt Lake City are the first step for people to learn the truth about such a damaging and divisive effort.”

The film is narrated by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

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