The Times of Harvey Milk (United States)
April 24 May 2 2020

The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk

  • Rob Epstein

Synopsis

Harvey Milk, a former hippie and camera store owner from San Francisco runs for political office at the City Council three times and loses. But the fourth time, in 1977, he is elected. He is the first openly gay politician in California. Dan White, a former policeman, is also elected. Harvey Milk’s popularity rapidly increases, thanks to his humor and to the job he does for oppressed city minorities. In 1978, he takes frontline position against the anti-gay "Briggs Initiative". The same year, Dan White gives up his task at the City Council. In November 1978, the "Briggs Initiative" is defeated. A few days later, Harvey Milk and another progressive politician are murdered by Dan White. The film documents Milk's personality and political work, as well as it examines his impact on the inhabitants of San Francisco through interviews with people who used to know him or work with him.
Archive Visions du Réel 1984
Section:  Cinquante
Length: 90'
Country: United States
Year: 1984
Language(s): English
VdR edition : 2019

Production

Richard Schmiechen

Sales Contact

Ben Crossley-Marra
Janus Films
ben@janusfilms.com
Tel. ++12127568456

Photos

Screenings

Language(s):  English
Subtitles:  French
  • Monday 8 April
  • 14:30