November 26, 2008 (Limited)
Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief violence
His life changed history. His courage changed lives. In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human...
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2008 hasn't been the greatest year for strong dramas. In fact, up until a few weeks ago, there wasn't anything that had been released in theaters that resembled an Oscar-worthy pick, aside from The Dark Knight
. Blame it on the writer's strike, or just raised expectations based on the last few years of excellent films, but 2008 just hasn't delivered in that way. Thankfully, with several more big pictures coming soon, the first big heavy hitter is here: Milk
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