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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 councilor.

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Himself (archive footage)
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Anne Kronenberg ...
Herself
Tory Hartmann ...
Herself
Tom Ammiano ...
Himself
Jim Elliot ...
Himself
Henry Der ...
Himself
Jeannine Yeomans ...
Herself
Bill Kraus ...
Himself
Sally M. Gearhart ...
Herself
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John Briggs ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
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Herself (archive footage) (as Mayor Dianne Feinstein)
David Fowler ...
Himself - TV Interviewer of Dan White (archive footage)
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2 Members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Harvey Milk & San Francisco Mayor, 'George Moscone (I)' were assassinated by recently resigned Supervisor Dan White on Monday, November 27th, 1978, approximately 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM. Milk's life leading up to his election, his successful efforts to politically represent San Francisco's gay community, and the city's reaction to the assassinations are documented with extensive news film and personal recollections. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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20 September 1985 (Finland)  »

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$6,851 (USA) (20 October 2000)

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$13,561 (USA) (27 October 2000)
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When describing Harvey Milk's murder, the narrator states that White killed Milk in Milk's own office, but in reality, White asked Milk to come into White's former office, closed the door, blocked it with his body, and shot Milk there. See more »

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[first lines]
Dianne Feinstein: As president of the board of supervisors, it's my duty to make this announcement. Both Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk have been shot and killed. The suspect is Supervisor Dan White.
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Referenced in Q&A at the DGA: Rob Epstein and Tom Ammiano (2004) See more »

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Oh yeah. It's good. Real good.
29 July 2004 | by (Burbank, CA) – See all my reviews

I caught this on IFC a few weeks back. I've had the original Mark Isham score for years, and love that, but I never put any effort into finding and watching the film. It's wonderful. Even listening to Harvey Fierstein's voiceover doesn't get irritating because the subject matter is at once riveting and heartfelt, exuberant and crushing. The thing that makes this movie so effective, I think, is that it was clearly pieced together for a mixed audience. This is not a gay film, or a political film, or something only San Franciscans will understand. It brings you in and allows you to really see and hear how this man affected lives around him, including the life of the man who shot him. Fascinating. Haunting. Wonderful. Go see this film.


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