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The Times of Harvey Milk
Genre: Documentary / Biography / History
Director(s): Rob Epstein
Release Date: 30 September 1984
Movie rating: 8.4
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What is the movie The Times of Harvey Milk about?
The 1984's movie, "The Times of Harvey Milk" is a documentary about Milk's life, who was elected as first San Francisco's openly gay supervisor. This American drama was directed by Robert Epstein, and it premiered at Telluride Film Festival and then New York film festival. This Academy award for best documentary feature winning movie was produced by Richard Schmiechen, and narrated by Harvey Fierstein. Judith Coburn and Carter Wilson were narration writers. Being the first openly gay political activist, Harvey Milk is having difficulties in rising from a neighborhood activist to being a symbol of gay political success. Having in mind all this, it is logical that someone has a problem with his success, which results in his assassination in November, 1978. Another member of San Francisco Board of Supervisors, San Francisco Mayor, George Moscone was also murdered by recently resigned Supervisor, Dan White. The movie contains footage from personal recollections and city's reactions that were documented with extensive news film. It is a historical documentary movie that contains a lot of details from a personal biography and clearly shows how being different and exposing that without restrains could end up with certain death. The whole film was produced after Harvey's death, using his original interviews, news reports and archival footage. Dianne Feinstein and George Moscone appear in archival footage, as well. The movie starts with an announcement of Moscone and Milk's death, by the Feinstein.
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Paul @ 27-Jul-2014 11:38 Report a spam

This is a very important film, documenting the coming-of-age of LGBT involvement in the political process. Made just a few years after the Milk/ Moscone assassinations, it expertly captures the mood of a community, pre-AIDS, poised to assume political power.

The climax of the film is the peaceful, strangely silent, candle-lit march up Market Street from the Castro, the center of San Francisco's gay male community. The gay community's response to horrific violence is shock and love. When I show this film to young (mostly heterosexual) student audiences, there is always a collective gasp as they see the throngs of silent marchers.

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