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The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
November 22, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive in cooperation with Telling Pictures, the James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center and Earle-Tones Music, Inc. with funding provided by The Ahmanson Foundation in association with the Sundance Institute.

The Times of Harvey Milk  (1984)

The Academy Award-winning film that documents the life and assassination of San Francisco's first openly gay city supervisor makes clear from its title that Harvey Milk's era is as much the subject as Milk himself.  Director Rob Epstein's superb documentary compellingly relates Milk's life story, inscribing the martyred supervisor's catalytic effect as the locus of a broader energy, which continues until today.

35mm, color, 87 min.  Production: Black Sand Productions.  Distribution: TeleCulture Films.  Producer: Robert Epstein, Richard Schmiechen.  Director: Robert Epstein.  Screenwriter: Judith Coburn, Carter Wilson.  Cinematographer: Frances Reid.  Editor: Robert Epstein, Deborah Hoffman.  Composer: Mark Isham.  With: Harvey Fierstein (narrator).

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Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive in collaboration with Orphan Film Symposium with funding provided by The Film Foundation.

Sunday  (1961)

A stunning document witnessing the police crackdown on a peaceful demonstration of folk singers in Washington Square Park.

35mm, b/w, 17 min.  Producer: Emile de Antonio, Dan Drasin.  Director: Dan Drasin.  Cinematographer: Dan Drasin, Gerald E. McDermott, Frank Simon, Francis Stillman.  Editor: Dan Drasin.