Academy Award® Winner
In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay... View more >
language, some sexual content and brief violence
Starring Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, James Franco... View more >
Academy AwardŽ winner for:
* Sean Penn - Performance by an actor in a leading role
* Original screenplay
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A powerful drama about the life of Harvey Milk, an openly gay man who ran for the city council and was gunned down in the end along with San Fransico mayor George Mascone. The film tells of Milk rise from the streets of the Castro district to city hall. but that's not a easy trip. As the film opens, Milk was in the kitchen detailing his life, not knowing that in a few days, he will be killed. Sean Penn gave a powerful performance. Gus Van Sant has directed a powerful bio of a man who has a passion, not only for gays, but for people who are not gay. "I want to recult you!" he said at some of the speeches. the film has capture Sam Fransico in the 1970 and the struggle for gay right all over this country. there is a documentary of Milk's life. I hope after you see this movie, yopu might want to see the documentary of his life. Harvey Milk has touched everyone he came in contact with. Don't beleive me? check out in the end as thousand of people march in candle-light for a fallen friend.that's a powerful moment in this movie. and thirty years after his death. the struggle for gay rights goes on. I love this movie very much.
My biggest gripe with biopics is that you know the ending. That was the case with this film, but it was still very interesting. It's amazing how some things get repeated over and over in history.
A mini-disappointment here. You think you'll learn about a time a place where the social consciousness reigned. Hmm. You do a little in this film. But you don't really get inside how San Franciso lead the nation in gay rights. And there's kind of a disconnect: Harvey seems such a normal guy in the film. If he was, how did you get such respect?