• Film ID:
  • 15603
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=122 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
MILK (2008)
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An intelligent, thoughtful, highly engaging biopic of Harvey Milk, the San Francisco based idealist, who became the first openly gay activist to run for political office in the US. Before his assassination Milk was a leading cog in the battle for civil rights for the gay community, as in the 1978 fight against Proposition 6, which could have banned gay and lesbian individuals from teaching in schools. The story may have been a terriby tragedy, but the tone of the movie is upbeat and vibrant, Gus Van Sant directs with unflashy simplicity and Sean Penn dominates as an everyday man driven by the simple desire for equality and justice.
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