New Meetup: Milk

From: user 8.
Sent on: Sunday, January 18, 2009 7:51 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Leeds Movie Fans/Travel Meetup Group!

What: Milk

When: February 8,[masked]:45 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Sean Penn, one of my personal favourites, stars - maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but it's been critically acclaimed in the states. I suggest we meet outside at 5.30pm(ish)....

Here's a synopsis...

From the acclaimed director Gus Van Sant (GOOD WILL HUNTING, ELEPHANT) comes the powerful and inspiring story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk. Gay Rights Activist. Friend. Lover. Unifier. Politician. Fighter. Icon. Inspiration. Hero. His life changed history, and his courage changed lives.

In 1977, Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into major public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans.

Critical reaction:

It's a total triumph, brimming with humor, heart, sexual heat, political provocation and a crying need to stir things up, just like Harvey did. If there's a better movie around this year, with more bristling purpose, I sure as hell haven't seen it - ROLLING STONE

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