The Times of Harvey Milk (1983)
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A documentary portrait of San Francisco's first openly gay politician, city supervisor Harvey Milk, The Times of Harvey Milk might not have been made but for the tragic circumstances of Milk's death. On November 27, 1978, Dan White, a former city supervisor who was desperate to regain his post, entered City Hall with a gun and murdered both San Francisco's mayor, George Moscone, and Milk. At the trial, White's lawyer skillfully turned the jury's attention away from his client's public anti-gay
Jan 1, 1984 Wide
Jun 8, 2004
Black Sand Productions
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A lot has happened in the 25 years between Rob Epstein's Oscar-winning 1984 documentary and Gus Van Sant's biopic, but the subject of the nation's signal gay rights leader is as relevant as ever.
a finely structured and deeply moving portrait of not just a man, but, as the title suggests, the times in which he lived and how he affected, and was affected by, them
White comes across, even if one ignores his political and social opinions, as a Travis Bickle who used his outward persona to achieve the first rung of public office. The interviews with him are far more fascinating than those with Milk, just as evil is f
A chronicle of a significant chapter in gay history as well as a portrait of an endearing figure.
Must-see for anyone interested in human rights.
A richly detailed film that takes the story beyond White to create a vivid impression of a specific time and place.
It's one thing for a documentary to claim a person great, it's something else entirely to convince the audience they have an active role in fulfilling his legacy.
Melodramatically one-sided, but compelling -- and indelible just the same. El Presidente could benefit from a look.
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