Monday, August 10, 2009

Next screening "Milk" Thursday 17 Sept 2009

6.30pm pre-screening drink
7.00pm film commences

***** David ****1/2 Margaret ABC’s ‘At the Movies’

Academy Award Winner Sean Penn – Best Actor

"Milk" - Never Blend In
The story of California’s first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who was assassinated in 1978.

In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into major public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans.

Academy Award winner Sean Penn stars as Harvey Milk under the direction of Academy Award nominee Gus Van Sant filmed on location in San Francisco from an original screenplay by Dustin Lance Black and produced by Academy Award winners Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen.

The film charts the last eight years of Harvey Milk’s life.

Above synposis courtesy Film in Focus - to continue reading more go to their website

Trailer and review

More info on Film in Focus

Rated M

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