The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

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A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay city supervisor.


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Director:

Rob Epstein

Writers:

Judith Coburn (narration writer), Carter Wilson (narration writer)

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6 June 2004 | PDWadler
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| Vibrant, electric observation of LGBT political coming of age.
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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