Sunday, May 16, 2010

FREE showing of "Milk" at the Garland Theatre May 20th, sponsored by OutSpokane

If you haven't seen "Milk" (2008), you'd better get over to the Garland Theatre on May 20th.

In the run-up to OutSpokane's annual Pride Celebration, the organization is sponsoring a free showing of the much-lauded "Milk" starring Sean Penn in an Oscar-winning performance as gay rights icon, Harvey Milk.
In 1978, Milk became the first openly gay man to hold public office after he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. "Milk" chronicles Milk's political awakening and subsequent political campaigns for office in San Francisco, all of which occurred after Milk turned 40 after a life lived in the the closet. (More)

It's a phenomenal film that brings attention to the career of an inspiring man who is often forgotten in the re-telling of mainstream history. And it's a truly American story of one citizen overcoming seemingly impossible odds in the fight for civil rights.

Special guest Rick Circillo, a friend of Milk's will introduce the film. He'll talk a bit about being involved with Milk's campaigns and working in Milk's camera shop.

The film won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and was nominated for Best Picture at the 2009 Academy Awards. Watch the trailer:

Milk will screen at 7pm on May 20th at the Garland Theatre. Tickets are free, but there is a suggested donation of $5 to help OutSpokane pay for showing the film.

Find this event on Facebook: Milk at the Garland

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