Gus Van Sant’s Milk

Posted September 4th, 2008 by ingrid

The Times of Harvey Milk has been one of my favorite documentaries ever since I first saw it in a politics class at Berkeley (it won an Academy Award for best documentary in 1984). Now Gus Van Sant is bringing the story of the first openly gay city official in the United States back to the screens with Sean Penn in the lead role. I’m really thrilled that more people will get to know the story of this remarkable man and this crucial moment in San Franciscan political history and the struggle for gay rights (and understand the outrage over Dan White’s “Twinkie defense”). The trailer is below and it looks really good.

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