Preceded by CHANGES (1970, dir. Pat Rocco / USA, 17 min. In English / Format: Digital) and COMING OUT (1972, dir. Arthur J. Bressan, Jr / USA, 10 min. In English / Format: Digital).
“THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK is an enormously absorbing film, for the light it sheds on a decade in the life of a great American city and on the lives of Milk and Moscone, who made it a better, and certainly a more interesting, place to live.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“‘Harvey stood for something more than just him,'' someone remarks in THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK and this warm, well-made documentary makes that eminently clear.” - Janet Maslin, New York Times
August 17 & 21 | A powerful record of the beloved activist/politician’s inspirational life and work, which illuminates not only a key period in the struggle for gay rights but also universal themes of resilience in the face of oppression. Preserved by the 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.
Preceded by CHANGES (1970, dir. Pat Rocco / USA, 17 min. In English / Format: Digital, restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive on behalf of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project), an earnestly forthright and sensitive non-fiction interview with a transgender protagonist; and COMING OUT (1972, dir. Arthur J. Bressan, Jr / USA, 10 min. In English / Format: Digital, preserved by the UCLA Film & Television Archive on behalf of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project), a joyful and vibrant time capsule of gay life in San Fransisco in 1972.
Pioneers of Queer Cinema Series: In partnership with the UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents differing, often radical explorations of sexual orientation and gender identity. Pioneers of Queer Cinema introduces and reacquaints audiences with landmark queer works and their makers, while inspiring new conversations and renewed action surrounding the complex obstacles LGBTQ+ communities continue to face. View full series here.
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