Milk


2h 8m 2008

Brief Synopsis

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, Harve

Film Details

Also Known As
Harvey Milk, Obywatel Milk, Untitled (Groundswell/Gus Van Sant/Harvey Milk Project)
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Biography
Drama
Historical
Period
Political
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS VIVAFILM/FOCUS FEATURES
Location
San Francisco, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Synopsis

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 rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans. While living in New York City, he turns 40. Looking for more purpose, Milk and his lover Scott Smith relocate to San Francisco, where they found a small business, Castro Camera, in the heart of a working-class neighborhood. With his beloved Castro neighborhood and beautiful city empowering him, Milk surprises Scott and himself by becoming an outspoken agent for change. With vitalizing support from Scott and from new friends like young activist Cleve Jones, Milk plunges headfirst into the choppy waters of politics. Bolstering his public profile with humor, Milk's actions speak even louder than his gift-of-gab words. When Milk is elected supervisor for the newly zoned District 5, he tries to coordinate his efforts with those of another newly elected supervisor, Dan White. But as White and Milk's political agendas increasingly diverge, their personal destinies tragically converge.

Crew

Bill Abbott

Music Editor

Lauren Abrams

Painter

Lauren Abrams

Scenic Artist

Susan Alegria

Assistant Art Director

Joseph Allen

Rigging Grip

Steven E Anderson

Makeup

Felix Andrew

Boom Operator

Felix Andrew

Sound Mixer

Harold Arlen

Song

William Arnot

Camera Operator

William Arnot

Steadicam Operator

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Johann Sebastian Bach

Song

Chet Badalato

Driver

Kevin Bailey

Stunts

Ian Balmain

Music

Johnathan Banta

Digital Effects Artist

Chris Barber

Visual Effects

Stacey Barber

Accountant

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

Michael K Barnard

On-Set Dresser

William Barr

Grip

Chris Barrett

Music Engineer

Steve Bartek

Original Music

Charley Beal

Art Director

Michael Becker

Key Costumer

Maurice Beesley

Props

Nate Belove

On-Set Dresser

Dave Bergland

Casting Assistant

Elizabeth Bergman

Post-Production Accountant

Dustin Lance Black

Executive Producer

Dustin Lance Black

Screenplay

Richard J Blakely

Scenic Artist

Richard J Blakely

Painter

Eric Borja

Assistant

Mark Bosia

Medic

Thomas Bowes

Original Music

David Bowie

Song Performer

David Bowie

Song

Lindsey Boyd

Production Assistant

Karen Bradley

Makeup Artist

Phil Bray

Photography

Valary Bremier

Office Assistant

Nicholas Bucknall

Music

Ashley Burleson

Assistant

Jason Byers

Painter

Jason Byers

Scenic Artist

Ian Calip

Assistant Director

Maria Callas

Song Performer

Casey Cannon

Rotoscope Animator

Rocky Capella

Stunt Coordinator

Mark Caplin

Medic

Jennifer Caputo

Stunts

Ray Di Carlo

Visual Effects Producer

Chris Carnel

Stunts

Arthur Casey

Driver

Jean-marc Cerrone

Song Performer

Jean-marc Cerrone

Song

James R. Chandler

Craft Service

Jose Chavez

Caterer

David Childers

Key Grip

Gregory Childers

Best Boy Grip

Michael Chin

Camera Operator

Elizabeth Chodar

Casting Assistant

Lenny Ciacci

Stand-In

Patrick Clancey

Film Lab

Richard Clot

Construction Coordinator

Peter Cobbin

Score Recording

Chrissy Coffman

Accountant

Bruce Cohen

Producer

Kari Coleman

Assistant

Steven Condiotti

Chief Lighting Technician

Eric Cook

Production Assistant

Dan Cooley

Assistant Location Manager

Andrea Cooper

Costumer

Diane Cornelius

Costumer

Alec R Costandinos

Song

Katherine Covell

Props Buyer

Paul Crawford

Stunts

Carolyn Crimley

Tutor

Craig T Crowell

Driver

Paul Curley

Visual Effects

Diana Curtis

Driver

Jack E Curtis

Driver

Chris David

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Greg Davies

Rigging Electrician

Gretchen Davis

Makeup Artist

Victoria Dekay

Costume Supervisor

Sterfon Demings

Hair Stylist

Carol Depasquale

Script Supervisor

David R Diaz

Driver

Debra Dietrich

Hair Stylist

James Dingman

Driver

Giuseppe Distefano

Song Performer

Clark Dolan

Driver

Tad Driscoll

Production Accountant

Sharlene Duale

Production Coordinator

Brian Dunlop

Sound Effects Editor

Brian Dunlop

Foley Editor

Carl L Durning

Props

Syd Dutton

Visual Effects Supervisor

James Eldredge

Props

Danny Elfman

Music Producer

Danny Elfman

Original Music

Richard Enriquez

Office Production Assistant

Lee Everett

Driver

John F Fahey

Driver

Allan Felder

Song

Tom Ficke

Stunts

Carey Field

Production Assistant

Audrey Fisher

Assistant Costume Designer

Ken Fleisch

Driver

Nancy Foreman

Wardrobe

Collin Fowler

Visual Effects

Tarn Fox

Compositing Supervisor

B J Fredrickson

Painter

Judy Garland

Song Performer

John Garrett

Camera Assistant

Felix Gehm

Assistant Location Manager

Richard Gill

Driver

Jeff Gilliam

Rigging Electrician

Danny Glicker

Costume Designer

Blair Glorious

Accounting Assistant

Elliot Graham

Editor

Elizabeth Grave

Assistant

Laurence Greed

Music Engineer

Scott Green

Assistant

Lauren Grey

Casting Associate

Isobel Griffiths

Original Music

Bill Groom

Production Designer

Michael Grooms

Driver

Tim Guffin

Camera Assistant

Bob Hackl

Song

Robert A Hackl

Post-Production Supervisor

Dave Hage

Music

Barbara A Hall

Executive Producer

Barbara A Hall

Unit Production Manager

Vicki Hamilton

Song Performer

Halsted Craig Hannah

Set Designer

E. Y. Harburg

Song

Norman Harris

Song

Bruce Hathaway

Driver

Erik Hatten

Driver

Michael Hatzer

Colorist

Dale Haugo

Painter

Dale Haugo

Scenic Artist

John Hay

Stunts

Don L Henderson

Grip

Nina Henninger

Casting

Matthew Heron

Special Effects Assistant

Eric Hill

Assistant Editor

Mildred Hill

Song

Patty Hill

Song

Greg Holland

Animal Trainer

Wally Holmes

Song

William Horberg

Executive Producer

Sean House

Props

Michael E Houston

Driver

Peter Hudson

On-Set Dresser

Rebecca Humber

Animal Services

Richard A Hunt

Grip

Reggie Jackson

Driver

Robert Jackson

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Phil Jacobson

Props

Jonathan James

Production Assistant

Saisie M Jang

Assistant Location Manager

Milton L Jeffers

Driver

Chris Jensen

Colorist

Dan Jinks

Producer

Brook Johnson

Rigging Grip

Jay Johnson

Titles

Cleve Jones

Consultant

Jennifer Jourdan

Production Assistant

Joseph A Juvera Jr.

Driver

Adam Kamil

Stand-In

Kenneth Karman

Music Editor

Kent Kay

Special Effects Foreman

Lenny Kaye

Song

Justin Kelly

Graphics

Justin Kelly

Editor

Colleen Kenneavy

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Marie Kennell

Production Assistant

Brian Kinkley

Animator

Sarah Kliban

Casting Associate

Goro Koyama

Foley Artist

Peter Kraemer

Song Performer

Jody Kreinbrink

Driver

Briana Krompier

Assistant

James Kumarelas

Generator Operator

John Lacy

Chief Lighting Technician

Michelle Lankwarden

Production Supervisor

Kevin Larson

Stunts

Edward Andrew Lassak

Driver

Daniel Lee

Assistant Production Coordinator

Dannie Lenz

Driver

John Levi

Driver

Catherine Leyba

Set Decorator

Van Ling

Digital Effects Artist

Ewan Lithgow

Props

Michael London

Executive Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Harvey Milk, Obywatel Milk, Untitled (Groundswell/Gus Van Sant/Harvey Milk Project)
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Biography
Drama
Historical
Period
Political
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS VIVAFILM/FOCUS FEATURES
Location
San Francisco, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Award Wins

Best Actor

2009
Sean Penn

Best Original Screenplay

2009
Dustin Lance Black

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2008 award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film by the Directors Guild of America (DGA).

Voted one of the 10 best films of 2008 by the American Film Institute (AFI).

Winner of the 2008 award for Best Actor (Sean Penn) by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

Winner of the 2008 award for Best Actor (Sean Penn) by the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC).

Winner of the 2008 award for Best Original Screenplay by the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

Winner of the 2008 award for Best Supporting Actor (Josh Brolin) by the National Board of Review (NBR).

Winner of the 2008 award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Sean Penn); also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Josh Brolin) and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

Winner of the 2008 awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay and co-winner of the award for Best Actor (Sean Penn) by the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC).

Winner of the 2008 awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and co-winner of the award for Best Actor (Sean Penn) by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC).

Winner of the 2008 Stanley Kramer Award by the Producers Guild of America (PGA).

Winner of three 2008 awards including Best Supporting Actor (Josh Brolin), Best Actor (Sean Penn) and Best Picture by the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC).

Winner of two 2008 Spirit Awards including Best First Screenplay and Best Supporting Male (James Franco); also nominated for Best Male Lead (Sean Penn) and Best Cinematography by Film Independent (FIND).

Limited Release in United States November 26, 2008

Released in United States Fall November 26, 2008

Expanded Release in United States December 5, 2008

Released in United States on Video March 3, 2009

Released in United States February 2009

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 5-15, 2009.

Matt Damon was previously attached to star as Dan White.

Limited Release in United States November 26, 2008

Released in United States Fall November 26, 2008

Expanded Release in United States December 5, 2008

Released in United States on Video March 3, 2009

Released in United States February 2009 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 5-15, 2009.)

Winner of the 2009 Artios Award for Independent Feature - Drama/Comedy by the Casting Society of America (CSA).