Thursday, January 22, 2009


USA 2008

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Seen 3 January 2009

The film title refers to the life and times of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician in San Francisco. Sean Penn in the title role shows not only Harvey Milk’s fight against the prejudices of the times, but we get glimpses of his private life too.

The demands of a growing movement and latter public office, took a toll on Milk’s private life with devastating effect on some occasions. Juggling the two halves is never easy and one could never satisfy all parties involved.  But at least, he started something, and the movement grows from strength to strength.

A balanced look of a significant time in the American civil rights movement during the 1970s and the results we see now are just rewards for the sacrifices made during the struggles.


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