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10 June 2009

DFA DocLove Nights Presents the times of Harvey Milk


The DFA run a very popular documentary film slot with the Labia cinema in Cape Town. Check the latest screening on as part of this DFA strand of screenings. If you are a DFA member you get to go for free on the opening night, on other nights you get a discount at the Labia.


DFA DocLove presents


The Times of Harvey Milk

at Labia on Kloof, Cape Town

Thursday, 18 June 2009 at 20h30


Free for DFA members on opening night!



The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)


A film by Rob Epstein


In 1978, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco city council, becoming the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. One year later, he and Mayor George Moscone were shot and killed by Milk’s fellow council member, former police officer and firefighter Dan White. The Times of Harvey Milk recreates the tumultuous story of Milk’s grass-roots political organizing and election, through the shocking murders and their repercussions—from the eloquent candle-light memorial joined by tens of thousands of San Franciscans on the evening of the assassinations, to the angry mobs who stormed City Hall, breaking windows and torching police cars in the aftermath of the lenient sentence White received at his murder trial.


This classic portrait of communities in conflict has won countless awards, including the Academy Award for best documentary feature, and was voted one of the best documentaries of the decade in an American Film Magazine critics’ poll.

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