The Oscar-winning The Times of Harvey Milk, was, like its subject, groundbreaking. 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.
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A good documentary about a central figure of the LGBT movement. We learn about the time he was alive, as an activist, the first to be elected to San Francisco's City Hall. And learn his story up to his and San Francisco's Mayor assassinations and the infamous trial of their murderer, that was able to get away with a short seven years sentence of manslaughter. This film has 30 years. A very long time. Or an instant.
despite its very simplistic nature, it's entertaining from start to finish... flawlessly constructed concerning it's subject. it much magnifies the political movement Milk created rather than biographies him. I wish it would have been way longer, but that fact that it is short and to the point makes it very accessible according to all viewers and their opinions.
A classic documentary that brings profound feeling to the life and impact of Harvey Milk. Using insightful interviews and archival footage, this film takes us into the politics and atmosphere of the time. The most surprising thing about the film is the emotional heft that the film is able to conjure, and the impact it has on the viewer. A thoughtful and well made documentary.
Even from the film itself for someone unknowing there's a burning question of whether White had purely homophobic motives - let's not say it's even obvious - which one has assumed from the opening section. Epstein chooses not to ask and not to tackle a class dimension with that. 'His' earlier Word is Out went further. The otherwise brave moving well-made conventional doc ends up a half propaganda half advocacy film.
Very simple and straightforward documentary on a simple, strong and fierce person by the name of Harvey Milk, who really did a lot to try and make life easier for homosexuals, heterosexuals... Well, tax-payers in general. It describes his life and troubles in depth without becoming clogged. Good interviews, very well-made and tragic. Recommendable.