The Times of Harvey Milk

Directed by Rob Epstein

Criterion Collection | April 1, 2014 | DVD

The Times of Harvey Milk is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
The development of political activism on the part of San Francisco homosexuals is the underlying subject of this documentary, which chronicles the political life and assassination of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, who was killed by colleague Dan White. The then mayor of the city, George Moscone, was also killed. The film documents the murders and the subsequent trial and the resulting effect on the gay community.

Video Release: April 1, 2014

Runtime: 88

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Criterion Collection

UPC: 715515068819

Found in: Documentary, General

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Inspiring Life of Harvey Milk After watching the inspiring biopic "Milk" directed by Gus Vant Sant, I had to watch this equally inspiring documentary. It was interesting to see the real people portrayed in the film, and to get a better idea of the person Harvey Milk was and the impact he had on San Francisco and the United States. I especially recommend this to anyone interested in gay rights activism.
Date published: 2012-11-27

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The Times of Harvey Milk

Directed by Rob Epstein

Video Release: April 1, 2014

Runtime: 88

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Criterion Collection

UPC: 715515068819


Edition Description
  • Color
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)

Synopsis

The development of political activism on the part of San Francisco homosexuals is the underlying subject of this documentary, which chronicles the political life and assassination of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, who was killed by colleague Dan White. The then mayor of the city, George Moscone, was also killed. The film documents the murders and the subsequent trial and the resulting effect on the gay community.

Description

Winner of the 1984 Academy Award for best documentary, this is the moving and ultimately life-affirming portrait of the first openly gay man elected to political office in California. Milk's tremendous courage and humanity, as he fought for the civil rights of all people, soars above the prejudices of his day. The film chronicles the successes of his life, the tragedy of his assassination, and the uproar which greeted Dan White's infamous "Twinkie Defense."

Notes

Funding provided by: Independent Documentary Fund Corporation for Public Broadcasting National Endowment for the Arts Ford Foundation Chicago Resource Center New York State Council on the Arts
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