The Times of Harvey Milk

Did you see the current Oscar-contender Milk with Sean Penn? Well, you might want to check out this 1984 documentary, The Times of Harvey Milk.

This Oscar-winning documentary film is about the successful career and assassination of San Francisco’s first openly gay man to be elected to office.

The Times of Harvey Milk
charts the political rise and assassination of the first openly gay city official in the United State, Harvey Milk.

In the election that brings Milk to the board of city supervisors, the people of San Francisco also elect his killer, a former police officer and fireman named Dan White.

After White shoots both Mayor George Moscone and Milk, his defense lawyers convince the jury that White was addled by depression and junk-food, resulting in a conviction for manslaughter rather than murder.

This Oscar-winning documentary depicts not only Milk himself, but also the political and social milieu in which he lived.

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