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OUT Film Series: The Times of Harvey Milk

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The Media Institute for Social Change presents OUT: An LGBTQA+ Film Series.

Week Three: The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

"This lucid, empathic 1984 documentary about the first openly gay elected official in California focusses on Harvey Milk as a grassroots politician who viewed gay rights as just one part of a democratizing movement in San Francisco government. He rose to a seat on the Board of Supervisors in 1977, after the city moved toward neighborhood rule; in chronicling his story, the filmmakers, Rob Epstein and Richard Schmeichen, choose an array of apt yet unpredictable eyewitnesses to his ascent." ––Michael Sragow, The New Yorker

Ticket page: http://www.mediamakingchange.org/the-times-of-harvey-milk-ticket-page

Series description: In the 1980s, the vibrant world of LGBTQA+ activism rose alongside films that brought queer lived experiences and histories to the public eye for the first time. Documentaries captured marginalized queer communities as they carved out spaces for themselves, from the ballrooms of Harlem to political offices in San Francisco. In these spaces, creativity and grit became sources of survival and resistance. This November, we explore documentary as a medium for subversion and antidote to mainstream erasure in the movement for LGBTQA+ rights.

The Media Institute for Social Change is a 501(c)3 non profit, educational organization. This series is intended for educational purposes only.