The Times of Harvey Milk

Selected by the Documentary Branch.

The life of Harvey Milk—the activist who became the first openly gay man elected to public office in California, a life tragically cut short by an assassin’s bullet—gets the informative and heartfelt treatment it deserves in this documentary from producers Robert Epstein (Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt) and Richard Schmiechen, which won the team a Documentary Feature Oscar. Narrated by Harvey Fierstein, the film incorporates interviews—both archival and newly recorded for the film—as well as archival and documentary footage, to present a rounded portrayal of Milk both as a man and as a heroic figure to the gay community.

DIRECTOR: Robert Epstein. 1984. 87 min. USA. Color. English. DCP. 

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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