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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 |
7:30 pm - 9:40 pm
In celebration of Harvey Milk Day, the Woodstock Union High School Queer/Straight Alliance presents a screening of the 2008 film, Milk.
Looking for more purpose in his life, Harvey Milk and his lover Scott Smith leave New York for San Francisco, where they found a small business, Castro Camera, in the heart of a working-class neighborhood. Then, with support from Scott and from new friends like young activist Cleve Jones, Milk plunges headfirst into the choppy waters of politics. Bolstering his public profile with humor, Milk’s actions speak even louder than his gift-of-gab words. When Milk is elected supervisor for the newly zoned District 5, he tries to coordinate his efforts with those of another newly elected supervisor, Dan White. But as White and Milk’s political agendas increasingly diverge, their personal destinies tragically converge.
In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans.
Starring Sean Penn, James Franco and Josh Brolin
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Run Time: 2 hr. 8 min.