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A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and the first openly gay U.S. politician elected to public office; even after his assassination, in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world. The Oscar-winning The Times of Harvey Milk, directed by Robert Epstein (The Celluloid Closet, Paragraph 175) and produced by Richard Schmiechen, was, like its subject, groundbreaking. One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it’s a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk’s message of hope and equality to a wider audience. This exhilarating trove of archival footage and heartfelt interviews is as much a vivid portrait of a time and place (San Francisco’s historic Castro District in the seventies) as a testament to the legacy of a political visionary.
Made me cry and wish I had been able to meet him. I remember the trial of Dan White and the infamous Twinkie defense. Absurd defense then and now. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Thomas G. Hunter
Better film than what I expected. Love all of the actual news clips.Published 1 month ago by Shawna
A deeply moving portrait of Harvey Milk, this documentary is a great place to start for anyone wanting to learn more about him. Read morePublished 2 months ago by B. Adducchio
I watched Sean Penn in the DVD Milk and wanted to read the whole story. A good read.Published 7 months ago by Gail W Roberts