The times of Harvey Milk
Title
The times of Harvey Milk

ISBN
9781604653953

Publication Information
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2011.

Physical Description
2 videodiscs (88 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.)

Series
Criterion collection 557

General Note
DVD format.
 
Film preserved by UCLA Film and Television Archive, funding by the Ahmanson Foundation in association with the Sundance Institute.
 
Originally produced as a documentary in 1984.
 
Booklet includes the essays "Making history" by B. Ruby Rich, "Harvey's enduring legacy" by Stuart Milk, and "Restoring 'The times of Harvey Milk'" by Ross Lipman.

Contents
The times of Harvey Milk -- Harvey's political will -- Mayor of Castro Street -- A new kind of politics -- Campaign for supervisor -- Something new at city hall -- Advancing the issues -- San Francisco's Gay Rights Bill -- Proposition 6 -- Road to victory -- Dan White resigns -- Tragedy at city hall -- Candlelight march -- The trial -- "He got away with murder" -- Hope -- Closing credits -- Color bars ;
 
Disc 2: the supplements: Featurettes Jon Else (20 min); Two films, one legacy (23 min.); Harvey Milk recordings: "Out of the bars and into the streets" [audio] (14 min.); Texas Gay Conference Five [audio] (48 min.); Harvey Milk speaks out [video] (3 min.); Anti-Proposition 6 election night party [audio] (10 min.); Harvey Milk's political will [audio] (13 min.); Director's research tapes [video]: Scott Smith (80 min.); Bob Ross (53 min.); Amber Hollibaugh (44 min.); Cleve Jones (30 min.); Lillian Sing (15 min.); Hank Wilson (10 min.); From the Castro to the Oscars: Premiere at the Castro Theatre (8 min.); A night at the Oscars (3 min.); The Dan White case: News clips (4 min.); Panel discussion (30 min.); Harry Britt, Milk's successor (10 min.); Candlelight memorial (7 min.).

Abstract
This documentary examines the political life of the self-proclaimed "Mayor Of Castro Street," N.Y. stockbroker turned San Francisco activist Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician elected to public office in California. Milk was elected to a City Supervisor position in the '70s, when a successful gay politician was an anomaly, but Milk made the most of his brief time in power. When Dan White killed Milk and Mayor George Moscone, the loss experienced by Milk's supporters was profound. White robbed the gay-rights movement of a charismatic leader and eloquent voice, but he accidentally gave it something a smart political operative like Milk would surely have appreciated the power and value of: a bona fide martyr.

Personal Subject
Milk, Harvey-Video recordings.

Subject
Gay politicians -- California -- San Francisco -- Video recordings.
 
Assassination -- California -- San Francisco -- Video recordings.
 
Gay men -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography -- Video recordings.
 
Gay liberation movement -- United States -- Video recordings.
 
Documentary films.
 
Biographical films.
 
Political films.
 
DVD videodiscs.

Geographic Term
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Politics and government -- Video recordings.

Added Author
Epstein, Robert P., 1955-
 
Schmiechen, Richard, 1947-1993.
 
Fierstein, Harvey, 1954-
 
Coburn, Judith.
 
Wilson, Carter.
 
Milk, Harvey.
 
Isham, Mark.

Added Corporate Author
Black Sand Productions.
 
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.). Television Laboratory.
 
Criterion Collection (Firm)


LibraryCollectionMaterial TypeCall NumberStatus
St. George BranchAdult Non-Fiction DVDs1:DVDNF(DVD) 364.1524 Harvey MilkChecked In