Join this event for free and see the screening of the award winning documentary The Times of Harvey Milk. Light refreshments will be provided and discussion will follow the screening.
In 1978, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco city council, becoming the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. One year later, he and Mayor George Moscone were shot and killed by Milk's fellow council member, former police officer and fire fighter Dan White. The Times of Harvey Milk recreates the tumultuous story of Milk's grass-roots political organizing and election, through the shocking murders and their repercussionsfrom the eloquent candle-light memorial joined by tens of thousands of San Franciscans on the evening of the assassinations, to the angry mobs who stormed City Hall, breaking windows and torching police cars in the aftermath of White's lenient sentencing at his murder trial.
Rob Epstein's classic portrait of communities in conflict has won countless awards, including the Academy Award for best documentary feature, and was voted one of the two best documentaries of the decade in an American Film Magazine critics' poll. A film by Rob Epstein and Richard Schmeichen. Directed by Rob Epstein. Produced by Richard Schmeichen. Edited by Deborah Hoffman/Rob Epstein.