The Times of Harvey Milk

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The Times of Harvey Milk Review


One of San Francisco's most notorious murders -- at least in recent years -- gets the documentary treatment in the straightforward but informational The Times of Harvey Milk. Milk, San Francisco's first gay supervisor and a major influence on the rise of gay culture in the city, was famously shot (along with mayor Moscone) by another supervisor who had recently quit, after losing a big vote he had sponsored. (Convicted killer Dan Brown's "Twinkie defense" is equally famous, though fatally misunderstood in the mass media. Look it up.) In any case, with dutiful voice-over from Harvey Fierstein, Times is a celebration of Milk's life and influence, though it's unfortunately incomplete: The Twinkie defense is explained incorrectly here, and though Brown's sentencing is discussed, his suicide two years later isn't even mentioned.


The Times of Harvey Milk

Facts and Figures

Run time: 90 mins

In Theaters: Friday 20th September 1985

Distributed by: Black Sand Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 18

IMDB: 8.4 / 10

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Starring: Harvey Milk as Himself (archive footage)

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