Sunday 14th February 2016 @ 14:30
1984, United States of America, 90 min
Director: Rob Epstein
Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world. The Oscar-winning The Times of Harvey Milk, directed by Robert Epstein and produced by Richard Schmiechen, was as groundbreaking as its subject. One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it’s a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk’s message of hope and equality to a wider audience. This exhilarating trove of original documentary material and archival footage is as much a vivid portrait of a time and place (San Francisco’s historic Castro District in the seventies) as a testament to the legacy of a political visionary.
Plus: Harvey’s nephew, Stuart Milk, President of The Harvey Milk Foundation will be giving a talk. Like Harvey, Stuart has chosen to speak out as an openly gay advocate for not only the LGBT community, but all who remain marginalized or diminished by inequality in the law, or societal inequality.
Tickets available from Eventbrite.
Screening as part of; Back in Time, The Shrewsbury Hub of the National Festival of LGBT History 2016, February 12-14th