A true twentieth-century trailblazer, 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.

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4.7 out of 5

39 Ratings

39 Ratings

95% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.4/10
  • Fresh 19
  • Rotten 1

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14+ COMMON SENSE

Thought-provoking look at a charismatic politician's life.

Information

Studio
The Criterion Collection
Genre
Documentary
Released
Copyright
© 1984 BLACK SAND PRODUCTIONS, INC./The Harvey Milk Film Project

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.
SDH
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing refer to subtitles in the original language with the addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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