Times Of Harvey Milk, The: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1984) / Region 1
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Times Of Harvey Milk, The: The Criterion Collection

A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and the first openly gay U.S. politician elected to public office; even after his assassination, in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world. The Oscar-winning The Times Of Harvey Milk, directed by Robert Epstein (The Celluloid Closet, Paragraph 175) and produced by Richard Schmiechen, was, like its subject, groundbreaking. One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it's a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk's message of hope and equality to a wider audience. This exhilarating trove of archival footage and heartfelt interviews is as much a vivid portrait of a time and place (San Francisco's historic Castro District in the seventies) as a testament to the legacy of a political visionary.

Details

  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Dec 20 2010
  • Production Year 1984
  • Empire SKU 1560365
  • UPC Code 715515068819
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

Disc 1:
Audio commentary featuring director Robert Epstein, coeditor Deborah Hoffmann, and photographer Daniel Nicoletta
Interview clips not used in the film
Original theatrical trailer

Disc 2:
New interview with documentary filmmaker Jon Else
New program about The Times Of Harvey Milk and Gus Van Sant's Milk, featuring Epstein, Van Sant, actor James Franco, and Milk friends Cleve Jones, Anne Kronenberg, and Nicoletta
Rare collection of audio and video recordings of Milk
Excerpts from Epstein's research tapes, featuring Milk partner Scott Smith
Footage from the film's Castor Theatre premiere and the 1984 Academy Awards
Panel discussion on Supervisor Dan White's trial
Excerpts from the twenty-fifth anniversary commemoration of Milk's and Mayor George Moscone's assassinations

A booklet featuring an essay by film critic B. Ruby Rich, a tribute by Milk's nephew Stuart Milk, and a piece on the film's restoration by UCLA's Ross Lipman

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Surround
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

Cast

Production

  • Richard Schmiechen

Director


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