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The Times of Harvey Milk


Vividly recalling the tumultuous political and social climate of San Francisco in the 70s, The Times of Harvey Milk builds a brilliant, gripping portrait of what was really lost when San Francisco City Counsillor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone were brutally murdered by fellow Counsillor Dan White in November 1978. Spellbinding and intensely moving from start to finish, The Times of Harvey Milk is as relevant today as when it won the Academy Award in 1984.

Running Time: 87 min.
Subject(s): Activism, American History, Gender, Human Rights, LGBT, Politics, Sexuality, Society
Language(s): English
Producer(s): Rob Epstein, Richard Schmiechen
Cinematographer: Frances Reid
Editor(s): Ron Epstein, Deborah Hoffmann
Production Company: Telling Pictures


  • One of the great documentaries of our time.
    Leonard Maltin
  • Immensely moving. Combines real emotional urgency with a most compelling grasp of the filmmaking craft.
    Stephen Harvey, Village Voice
  • A story told with urgency and passion.
    Janet Maslin, New York Times
  • Challenging, enthralling, impassioned filmmaking … bri lliant and gripping
    Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times

Festival Participation

  • Academy Award
    Best Feature Documentary
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award
    Best Documentary
  • Sundance Film Festival
    Special Jury Prize
  • Lyon Film Festival
    Grand Prix
  • National Emmy Award
    Oustanding Editing - Outstanding Interviewing - Outstanding Informational Special

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