Join us for a screening of Gus Van Sant's 2008 biopic Milk, followed by a discussion with Professor Laura Wexler. Sean Penn stars as the barrier-breaking "mayor of Castro Street," with strong supporting work from Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, and Diego Luna. Called by Colin Covert "a passionate history lesson, a broadside in favor of gay rights, and the engaging story of one flawed but corageous man," Milk received eight Academy Award nominations, with wins for acting (Penn) and writing (Dustin Lance Black). 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.
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7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21
Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
This Democracy in America and Treasures from the Yale Film Archive screening is presented by 320 York Humanities, Films at the Whitney, and the Yale Film Study Center with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.
What is Treasures from the Yale Film Archive?
Treasures from the Yale Film Archive is an ongoing series of classic and contemporary films in 35mm curated by the Yale Film Study Center and screened at the Whitney Humanities Center.