About

The true story of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man ever elected to public office. In San Francisco in the late 1970s, Harvey Milk becomes an activist for gay rights and inspires others to join him in his fight for equal rights that should be available to all Americans.

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Directed by

Gus Van Sant

Written by

Dustin Lance Black (Writer)

Runtime

129 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Never blend in.

Cast

Keywords

murder biography politics gay california based on a true story 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 Writing, Original Screenplay

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

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

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Directing Gus Van Sant