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The Times of Harvey Milk
Directed by Rob Epstein
Produced by Richard Schmiechen
Rob Epstein
Gregory W. Bex
Written by Rob Epstein
Carter Wilson
Judith Coburn
Narrated by Harvey Fierstein
Starring Harvey Milk
Dan White
George Moscone
Dianne Feinstein
Anne Kronenberg
Tom Ammiano
Music by Mark Isham
Cinematography Frances Reid
Editing by Rob Epstein
Deborah Hoffmann
Distributed by New Yorker Films
Release date(s) October 26, 1984
Running time 90 min.
Country United States
Language English
Gross revenue $29,802

The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) is an American documentary film that premiered at The Telluride Film Festival, the New York Film Festival,[1] and then on November 1, 1984 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco.[2][3] The film was directed by Rob Epstein, produced by Richard Schmiechen, and narrated by Harvey Fierstein, with an original score by Mark Isham.

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Plot

The Times of Harvey Milk documents the political career of Harvey Milk, who was San Francisco's first openly gay supervisor. The film documents Milk's rise from a neighborhood activist to a symbol of gay political achievement, through to his assassination in November 1978 at San Francisco's city hall, and the Dan White trial and aftermath.

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Featured people

The film was produced after Milk's death using original interviews, exclusive documentary footage, news reports, and archival footage, so that Milk is credited as the lead (posthumously). Other politicians including San Francisco mayor George Moscone (who was assassinated with Milk), and Moscone's successor and now United States Senator Dianne Feinstein appear in archival footage. The movie opens with a tearful Feinstein delivering her announcement to the media that Moscone and Milk had been assassinated by Dan White.

Also featured in the film is schoolteacher Tom Ammiano, now a member of the California State Assembly.

Awards

The film won the Academy Award for best documentary film in 1985,[4] and was awarded Special Jury Prize at the first Sundance Film Festival, among other awards.[5]

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Awards
Preceded by
He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'
Academy Award for Documentary Feature
1984
Succeeded by
Broken Rainbow







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