Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Times of Harvey Milk



1984 American Feature

Cast: Harvey Fierstein, Tom Ammiano, Sally Miller Gearhart and Anne Kronenberg
Director: Rob Epstein
Writers: Rob Epstein, Carter Wilson and Judith Coburn

Synopsis:
The political career of Harvey Milk, San Francisco's first openly gay city supervisor, including his rise from neighborhood activist to a symbol of gay political achievement, through to his assassination and its aftermath.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 8.1 /10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 100% / Audience: 93%
  • OMG rating: 9/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available



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Awards:
  • Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
  • International Documentary Association Award.
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Documentary.
  • News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Interview/Interviewer Program.
  • Peabody Award.
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary.
  • Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize, Documentary.

Notes/Trivia:
  • A digitally restored version of The Times of Harvey Milk was released on DVD and Blu-rayby The Criterion Collection in March 2011.
  • In 2012, The Times of Harvey Milk was inducted into the National Film Registry.

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