Latest movie trailers, behind the scenes video features and more
USA: Focus Features
UK: Momentum Pictures
Cast: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, James Franco, Diego Luna
Director: Gus Van Sant
USA & UK: 128mins
USA Rated: R for language, some sexual content and brief violence
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and sex references
USA Release Date: 26 November 2008 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 23 January 2009
In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into major 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.