The Times of Harvey Milk The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk

Robert Epstein

 
The Times of Harvey Milk (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United States
  • 1984
  • 88 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #557

A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world. The Oscar-winning The Times of Harvey Milk, directed by Robert Epstein and produced by Richard Schmiechen, was as groundbreaking as its subject. One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it’s a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk’s message of hope and equality to a wider audience. This exhilarating trove of original documentary material and archival footage is as much a vivid portrait of a time and place (San Francisco’s historic Castro District in the seventies) as a testament to the legacy of a political visionary.

Cast

San Francisco supervisorHarvey Milk
Mayor, City of San FranciscoGeorge Moscone
City hall aide to MilkAnne Kronenberg
Political consultantTory Hartmann
SchoolteacherTom Ammiano
Auto machinistJim Elliot
Executive director, Chinese for Affirmative ActionHenry Der
TV reporterJeannine Yeomans
San Francisco supervisorDan White
Gay activistBill Kraus
Senator, author of Proposition 6John Briggs
Speech professorSally M. Gearhart
President, San Francisco Board of SupervisorsDianne Feinstein

Credits

ProducerRichard Schmiechen
DirectorRobert Epstein
EditorsDeborah Hoffmann and Robert Epstein
Associate producerGregory W. Bex
Assistant editorThomas O’Shea
Original music composed and performed byMark Isham
CinematographerFrances Reid
Sound recordistDan Gleich
Narration writersJudith Coburn and Carter Wilson
NarratorHarvey Fierstein
Photo researchWendy Zheutlin
Print media archivistRobert Hawk
Title designMichael McNeil
Sound editorJohn Benson
Sound mixerLee Dichter/Sound One
Additional cameraEmiko Omori, Arthur Bressan Jr., Peter Adair, Jon Else and Robert Epstein
Additional soundSarah Chin, Elizabeth Stevens and Michael Levin

Disc Features

  • Director-approved digital transfer, from the UCLA Film and Television Archive restoration, with DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring director Robert Epstein,coeditor Deborah Hoffmann, and photographer Daniel Nicoletta
  • Interview clips not used in the film
  • New interview with documentary filmmaker Jon Else
  • New program about The Times of Harvey Milk and Gus Van Sant’s Milk, featuring Epstein, Van Sant, actor James Franco, and Milk friends Cleve Jones, Anne Kronenberg, and Nicoletta
  • Rare collection of audio and video recordings of Milk
  • Excerpts from Epstein’s research tapes, featuring Milk partner Scott Smith
  • Footage from the film’s Castro Theatre premiere and the 1984 Academy Awards
  • Panel discussion on Supervisor Dan White’s trial
  • Excerpts from the twenty-fifth anniversary commemoration of Milk’s and Mayor George Moscone’s assassinations
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic B. Ruby Rich, a tribute by Milk’s nephew Stuart Milk, and a piece on the film’s restoration by UCLA’s Ross Lipman

    New cover by F. Ron Miller

Film Essays

The Times of Harvey Milk: Making History

By B. Ruby RichMarch 22, 2011

In 1985, deep into the twelve-year reign of the Reagan-Bush administration, Rob Epstein . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Harvey’s Enduring Legacy

By Stuart MilkMarch 22, 2011

The Times of Harvey Milk is one of the defining monuments to the life and legacy of my late . . . Read more »

Press Notes

Press Notes: The Times of Harvey Milk

March 29, 2011

“Winner of the Oscar for best documentary and countless other honors, The Times of HarveyMilk . . . Read more »


Film Essays

The Times of Harvey Milk: Making History

By B. Ruby RichMarch 22, 2011

In 1985, deep into the twelve-year reign of the Reagan-Bush administration, Rob Epstein . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Harvey’s Enduring Legacy

By Stuart MilkMarch 22, 2011

The Times of Harvey Milk is one of the defining monuments to the life and legacy of my late . . . Read more »


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