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Althea Center for Engaged Spirituality

First Wednesday Diversity Dialogue: "The Times of Harvey Milk"

May 22, 2022 will mark what would be the 92nd birthday of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office in California. In honor of that occasion, for our May 4 program, we’ll be screening The Times of Harvey Milk in the Althea sanctuary, 6:30-8:30 pm (social time @6:00 pm).

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First Wednesday Diversity Dialogue: "The Times of Harvey Milk"

Time & Location

May 04, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM MDT

Althea Center for Engaged Spirituality , 1400 N Williams St, Denver, CO 80218, USA

About the Event

May 22, 2022 will mark what would be the 92nd birthday of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office in California. In honor of that occasion, for our May 4 program, we’ll be screening The Times of Harvey Milk in the Althea sanctuary, 6:30-8:30 pm (social time @6:00 pm). This Oscar-winning documentary is 90 minutes long. Bob Bercaw, who was living in San Francisco during the period of the events in the film, will facilitate our discussion afterward.

Please join us for this most compelling documentary! Water bottles only in the sanctuary; masks still requested. 

Register at: https://altheacenter.networkforgood.com/events/42692-first-wednesday-diversity-dialogue-the-times-of-harvey-milk-5-04-2022

The Times of Harvey Milk is a 1984 American documentary film that premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, and then on Nov. 1, 1984, at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. The film was directed by Rob Epstein, produced by Richard Schmiechen, and narrated by Harvey Fierstein. The film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1985, and was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the very first Sundance Film Festival, among other awards.

The Times of Harvey Milk documents the political career of Harvey Milk, who was San Francisco's first openly gay Supervisor. The film documents Milk's rise from a neighborhood activist to a symbol of gay political achievement, through to his assassination on Nov. 27 1978 at San Francisco's City Hall, and the Dan White trial and aftermath.

In 2012, this film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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