About

The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and old, straight and gay alike – at a time when prejudice and violence against gays were openly accepted as the norm.

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Directed by

Gus Van Sant

Written by

Dustin Lance Black (Writer)

Runtime

128 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Never blend in

Cast

Keywords

murder biography politics gay california homosexuality lgbt politician 1970s election homophobia san francisco lgbt rights mayor morality candlelight vigil election campaign mayoral campaign lgbt activist gay history

Photos

Lists

#311 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Sean Penn

Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Josh Brolin

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Directing Gus Van Sant