With Proposition 8 on the ballots in California, this is a good time for the release of a film about the life of Harvey Milk. Great casting, an excellent director, a powerful real-life story, one of the longest unresolved civil rights campaigns, and another possible culture war over the film! Also, for good measure, a response from Focus Features CEO James Schamus to the critique about the release schedule.
"Never blend in!"
Website for Milk
The film, appropriately, premiered at the Castro Theater in San Francisco and Green Cine has started an archive documenting the event.
The Kentucky Theater will open the film on 12/12!