The Times of Harvey Milk

United States, 1984

Film
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An exceptionally moving documentary about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay candidate elected to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. A courageous activist, Milk worked hard to express the political concerns of not only gays and lesbians, but also of African-Americans, Hispanics and other so- called American minorities. After 11 months in office, Milk and the Mayor of San Francisco were assassinated by Dan White, a conservative member of the Board of Supervisors. The subsequent trial, in which White received a lenient sentence, resulted in massive rioting in San Francisco by gay and lesbian activists. Amidst the tragedy the film builds a convincing and impassioned picture of a man committed to human rights and human dignity. (Awards: Academy Award winner for best documentary, 1985)

Credits

production company

Black Sand Productions

producer

Richard Schmiechen

Duration

01:30:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302812

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Human rights

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Justice, Administration of

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United States - Politics and government

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Gay and lesbian studies

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

People → Milk, Harvey

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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