In his impassioned 1978 "Gay Freedom" speech, Harvey Milk, LGBT rights pioneer, activist and one of the first openly gay officials elected in the Unit...
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With his death, Harvey Milk taught us what it means to be gay. For my generation those lessons are secure, as is Milk's place in history.
This year's gimmicky Benjamin Button cost $150 million, the superlative Milk cost just $15 million. Why not fund ten more Milk-type films and forego one Button?
There was only one part of the Oscars everyone took seriously: Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black's truly remarkable acceptance speech for Best Original Screenplay.
Milk understood the power of grassroots organizing, the power of the media and the power of his own charisma to raise awareness, shape public opinion and create action.
In keeping with the Academy's tradition of recognizing Indian contributions to the film industry, we pay tribute to Slumdog Millionaire by excluding it from our acting categories.
For me, seeing Milk was a transformative experience because it restored my belief that Hollywood can make quality pictures that have broad appeal.
Was Van Sant afraid that audiences wouldn't be sympathetic if 70s-era gay activists were people who suffered, swore, fought back, and f*cked like they meant it? If the street kids actually looked like dirty, starving, broke-ass teen hustlers?
by Scott Mendelson
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Can both Sean Penn and Heath Ledger win? Can we have one Oscar for the Dark Side? and one for the, well, Good Side?
Milk manages to balance the needs of two very different films in its running time. It is, first of all, a superb biopic, as well as a meditation on the responsibility activists have to the people.
Yes, we've come a long way when we are fighting for the right to marry as opposed to defending the right of gay schoolteachers to work. But we could have beaten Prop 8 had we studied our own history.
We must fight for all Americans to be treated equally on every single level of their lives -- and this must include health care. We must fight every single day for this change.
There she was, on the screen, in Milk. Anita Bryant, speaking out about "the homosexual agenda." Back in 1977, she was hugely controversial.
The movie is based on a certain, now almost eerie, fluidness of time, while at the same time being about a distinctly specific time -- merging lines between now and then or here and there.
Harvey Milk inspired hundreds of thousands of gay people in his lifetime and now with Gus Van Sant's new film Milk, he has the opportunity to reach millions more in death.
Dianne Feinstein is not sure she'll ever be able to watch the movie "Milk," even though she's in it.
I asked Senator Feinstein, who became mayor...
Last night was the world premiere of Milk at the Castro Theatre! For those who don't know, that's the new Gus Van Sant film about Harvey Milk, starring Sean Penn in the title role.
One morning in 1978 a disgruntled San Francisco politician, Dan White, climbed through a City Hall window, assassinated Mayor George Moscone, then sho...
Sean Penn does more than pay lip service to his role as Harvey Milk in Gus Van Sant's movie about the slain gay rights activist.
Just ask Mark Martin...
Flickr user Troublepup shot these photos of Penn as Milk and James Franco as his lover Scott Smith while they were shooting a scene in the Castro. Via...
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