MILK, Gus Van Sant film, Opening this Weekend

Milk, the Gus Van Sant film, is finally making its way up north. AMC Fiesta Square 16 (on College) will open Milk at 7:20 tonight.

With 8 Academy Awards Nominations, it could be a film worth seeing. Just make to wash your hands after viewing.

Harvey Milk became the nation’s first openly gay man elected to public office. Elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, he was assassinated by a fellow supervisor just eleven months after taking office.

Academy Awards Nominations:

  • Best Picture, Milk (Dan Jinks, Bruce Cohen)
  • Best Director, Gus Van Sant
  • Best Actor, Sean Penn
  • Best Supporting Actor, Josh Brolin
  • Best Original Screenplay, Dustin Lance Black
  • Best Costume Design, Danny Glicker
  • Best Editing, Elliot Graham
  • Best Original Score, Danny Elfman

Has anyone already seen this? Anyone have any thoughts?

The character emotion really surprised me. Also, I found the characters (based on real-life people) tangible, relatable.

More info:
[Milk Website]
[Facebook Event]
[Movie Showtimes]

[Photo: Darwin Bell via Creative Commons 2.0]