The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk

DVD - 2011
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This documentary examines the political life of the self-proclaimed "Mayor Of Castro Street," N.Y. stockbroker turned San Francisco activist Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician elected to public office in California. Milk was elected to a City Supervisor position in the '70s, when a successful gay politician was an anomaly, but Milk made the most of his brief time in power. When Dan White killed Milk and Mayor George Moscone, the loss experienced by Milk's supporters was profound. White robbed the gay-rights movement of a charismatic leader and eloquent voice, but he accidentally gave it something a smart political operative like Milk would surely have appreciated the power and value of: a bona fide martyr.
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2011
ISBN: 1604653957
Branch Call Number: DVD B MILK
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (88 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in


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harvey managed to make the dog owners pick up their animals' refuse. would the ex- supervisor have shot the mayor, had it not been for harvey? should you be interested in a further exploration of a troubled region, as well as some troubled politicians, you are referred to an excellent book about it all, DOUBLE PLAY, THE CITY HALL KILLINGS, by Mike Weiss.

Jun 22, 2013

A straightforward chronology of the murder of Milk and the mayor of San Fransciso by a disturbed colleague. Good historical documentation of a period.

bookmaster5000 Dec 20, 2009

With last year marking the 30th anniversary of Harvey Milk’s death I wanted to see this documentary again. This is a wonderful documentary about Milk’s political career and events leading up to his death. Milk was a politician that built a community and it is sad to see someone like him struck down in his prime. This documentary won the 1984 academy award for best documentary. Staff picks 2009


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