Milk

Director: Gus Van Sant | Countries of production: United States | Year: 2008 | Length: 128 min
Language: English | Certificate: 15 Cert

In 1977 activist, politician and icon Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into major public office in America. His victory and achievement changed the nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights.

This seminal film directed by Gus Van Sant charts the last eight years of Harvey Milk’s life, before his tragic and untimely death. The film boasts a memorable and Oscar winning performance in the lead by Sean Penn, and Oscar winning Best Original Screenplay by Dustin Lance Black.

Penn’s Harvey is a man with a ready laugh, alive to the moment, open to life regardless of neuroses and past tragedies, and acutely aware of one’s limited time on Earth
Variety

Milk is a briskly-told, warmly humanistic and stirring portrait of inspirational gay activist and politician Harvey Milk who was assassinated in San Francisco in 1978.
Screen Daily

Academy Awards, USA, Winner, Actor in a Leading Role
Academy Awards, USA, Winner, Best Writing, Original Screenplay