The Oscar-winning documentary “The Times of Harvey Milk” follows Milk’s rise from a neighborhood activist to a symbol of gay political achievement, through to his assassination in November 1978 at San Francisco’s city hall, and the Dan White trial and aftermath.
Directed by Rob Epstein. The documentary combines archival footage, interviews with friends, colleagues, and activists who knew Milk, and narration by actor Harvey Fierstein. It provides a comprehensive and intimate portrait of Milk’s personal life, his political achievements, and the social and political climate of San Francisco during the 1970s.
“The Times of Harvey Milk” delves into Milk’s activism and his fight for gay rights, showcasing his grassroots organizing, charismatic speeches, and efforts to build alliances. The film highlights Milk’s role in the defeat of the Briggs Initiative, a proposition that sought to ban gay teachers in California. It also explores the challenges he faced as an openly gay politician and the increasing hostility he encountered.
The documentary combines archival footage, interviews with friends, colleagues, and activists who knew Milk, and narration by actor Harvey Fierstein.
Presented in English w/Spanish subtitles.
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