Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sean Penn's Got "Milk".

I'm wondering how much of this story will be true and how much will be dramatized.  I still remember this incident happening after all of these years even though it certainly had no correlation in my life and I had no real interest in the story.  Could have just been the last name Milk, I guess.  But, for those who are interested, watch the trailer as it does look like an interesting movie.

Academy Award nominee Gus Van Sant directs Academy Award winner Sean Penn as gay-rights icon Harvey Milk. Mr. Milk (1930-1978) was an activist and politician, and the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in America; in 1977, he was voted to the city supervisors' board of San Francisco. The following year, both he and the city's mayor George Moscone were shot to death by another city supervisor, Dan White. Mr. Milk was previously the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary feature The Times of Harvey Milk, but Milk is the first non-documentary feature to explore the man's life and career.


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