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The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

13 Jun

90m; U.S.

Director: Rob Epstein

Synopsis: In 1978, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco city council, becoming the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. One year later, he and Mayor George Moscone were shot and killed by Milk’s fellow council member, former police officer and firefighter Dan White. Won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.  Includes discussion of Milk’s early alliance with the Teamsters in taking on Coors Beer.

 

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