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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.


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