Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Since the current film starring Sean Penn on the life of Harvey Milk called, MILK, is in theaters now, here's a look back at the 1984 Oscar-winning documentary called, The Times of Harvey Milk, narrated by Harvey Fierstein.

Harvey Milk was California's first openly gay elected official. Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Harvey Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Supervisor Dan White on November 27, 1978. Milk's life leading up to his election, his successful efforts to politically represent San Francisco's gay community, and the city's reaction to the assassinations are documented with extensive news film and personal recollections.


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