January 11, 2023 - Milk - Meaningful Movie
What: "Milk" Meaningful Movie
When: Wednesday, January 11 at 7:00 pm
Where: The Park Church - Beecher Hall (enter via parking lot door near Gray St.)
Note: All attendees must be vaccinated for Covid.
In light of the November, 2022 shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs and the June, 2016 shooting at Pulse in Orlando, Florida – among other assaults on the LGBTQI+ community – let’s revisit Sean Penn’s Oscar-winning performance of gay rights activist Harvey Milk from 2008.
Join us in Beecher Hall at 7:00 for the film, the discussion to follow, and coffee, milk, and cookies.
About the Movie
Milk is a 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and
politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public
office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Directed
by Gus Van Sant and written by Dustin Lance Black, the film stars Sean Penn as Milk
and Josh Brolin as Dan White, a city supervisor, and Victor Garber as San Francisco
Mayor George Moscone.
The film was released to critical acclaim and grossed $54 million worldwide. It earned
numerous accolades from film critics and guilds for Penn and Brolin's performance,
Van Sant's directing, and Black's screenplay, it received 8 Oscar nominations at the
81st Academy Awards, including Best Picture and went on to win two: Best Actor for
Penn, his second Oscar, and Best Original Screenplay for Black.