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The Resource The times of Harvey Milk, Janus Films ; Black Sand Productions presents ; produced by Richard Schmiechen ; directed by Robert Epstein ; narration writers, Judith Coburn and Carter Wilson ; a production of Robert Epstein and Richard Schmiechen and the Television Laboratory at WNET/Thirteen, (videorecording)

The times of Harvey Milk, Janus Films ; Black Sand Productions presents ; produced by Richard Schmiechen ; directed by Robert Epstein ; narration writers, Judith Coburn and Carter Wilson ; a production of Robert Epstein and Richard Schmiechen and the Television Laboratory at WNET/Thirteen, (videorecording)

Label
The times of Harvey Milk
Title
The times of Harvey Milk
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Black Sand Productions presents ; produced by Richard Schmiechen ; directed by Robert Epstein ; narration writers, Judith Coburn and Carter Wilson ; a production of Robert Epstein and Richard Schmiechen and the Television Laboratory at WNET/Thirteen
Contributor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This documentary examines the political life of the self-proclaimed "Mayor Of Castro Street," N.Y. stockbroker turned San Francisco activist Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician elected to public office in California. Milk was elected to a City Supervisor position in the '70s, when a successful gay politician was an anomaly, but Milk made the most of his brief time in power. When Dan White killed Milk and Mayor George Moscone, the loss experienced by Milk's supporters was profound. White robbed the gay-rights movement of a charismatic leader and eloquent voice, but he accidentally gave it something a smart political operative like Milk would surely have appreciated the power and value of: a bona fide martyr
Member of
Awards note
Academy Award for Best Documentary, Features (Rob Epstein, Richard Schmiechen), 1985.
Cataloging source
IAD
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Edited by Deborah Hoffmann and Robert Epstein ; cinematography, Frances Reid ; original music composed and performed by Mark Isham ; research, Wendy Zheutlin, Mellissa Katsus
Language note
Soundtrack in English, with optional subtitles in English
PerformerNote
Narrated by Harvey Fierstein ; commentators Anne Kronenberg, Tory Hartmann, Tom Ammiano, Jim Elliot, Henry Der, Jeannine Yeomans, Bill Kraus, and Sally M. Gearhart
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1955-
  • 1947-1993
  • 1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Epstein, Robert P.
  • Schmiechen, Richard
  • Fierstein, Harvey
  • Coburn, Judith
  • Wilson, Carter
  • Milk, Harvey
  • Isham, Mark
  • Black Sand Productions
  • WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
370
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
557
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Milk, Harvey
  • Gay politicians
  • Assassination
  • Gay men
  • Gay liberation movement
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Technique
live action
Label
The times of Harvey Milk, Janus Films ; Black Sand Productions presents ; produced by Richard Schmiechen ; directed by Robert Epstein ; narration writers, Judith Coburn and Carter Wilson ; a production of Robert Epstein and Richard Schmiechen and the Television Laboratory at WNET/Thirteen, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Film preserved by UCLA Film and Television Archive, funding by the Ahmanson Foundation in association with the Sundance Institute
  • Originally produced as a documentary in 1984
  • Booklet includes the essays "Making history" by B. Ruby Rich, "Harvey's enduring legacy" by Stuart Milk, and "Restoring 'The times of Harvey Milk'" by Ross Lipman
Accompanying material
1 booklet (27 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Disc 1: the film.
  • The times of Harvey Milk -- Harvey's political will -- Mayor of Castro Street -- A new kind of politics -- Campaign for supervisor -- Something new at city hall -- Advancing the issues -- San Francisco's Gay Rights Bill -- Proposition 6 -- Road to victory -- Dan White resigns -- Tragedy at city hall -- Candlelight march -- The trial -- "He got away with murder" -- Hope -- Closing credits -- Color bars ;
  • (88 min.) (); Special features: Commentary [audio feature] by Robert Epsteiin, Deborah Hoffmann, Daniel Nicoletta; Postscript (3 min.); Trailer (3 min.)
  • Disc 2: the supplements: Featurettes Jon Else (20 min); Two films, one legacy (23 min.); Harvey Milk recordings: "Out of the bars and into the streets" [audio] (14 min.); Texas Gay Conference Five [audio] (48 min.); Harvey Milk speaks out [video] (3 min.); Anti-Proposition 6 election night party [audio] (10 min.); Harvey Milk's political will [audio] (13 min.); Director's research tapes [video]: Scott Smith (80 min.); Bob Ross (53 min.); Amber Hollibaugh (44 min.); Cleve Jones (30 min.); Lillian Sing (15 min.); Hank Wilson (10 min.); From the Castro to the Oscars: Premiere at the Castro Theatre (8 min.); A night at the Oscars (3 min.); The Dan White case: News clips (4 min.); Panel discussion (30 min.); Harry Britt, Milk's successor (10 min.); Candlelight memorial (7 min.)
Control code
ocn708645683
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (88 min.)
Isbn
9781604653953
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515068819
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
  • CD1988D
  • 557
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)708645683
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC, 2.0 Dolby digital surround; 1.33:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The times of Harvey Milk, Janus Films ; Black Sand Productions presents ; produced by Richard Schmiechen ; directed by Robert Epstein ; narration writers, Judith Coburn and Carter Wilson ; a production of Robert Epstein and Richard Schmiechen and the Television Laboratory at WNET/Thirteen, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Film preserved by UCLA Film and Television Archive, funding by the Ahmanson Foundation in association with the Sundance Institute
  • Originally produced as a documentary in 1984
  • Booklet includes the essays "Making history" by B. Ruby Rich, "Harvey's enduring legacy" by Stuart Milk, and "Restoring 'The times of Harvey Milk'" by Ross Lipman
Accompanying material
1 booklet (27 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Disc 1: the film.
  • The times of Harvey Milk -- Harvey's political will -- Mayor of Castro Street -- A new kind of politics -- Campaign for supervisor -- Something new at city hall -- Advancing the issues -- San Francisco's Gay Rights Bill -- Proposition 6 -- Road to victory -- Dan White resigns -- Tragedy at city hall -- Candlelight march -- The trial -- "He got away with murder" -- Hope -- Closing credits -- Color bars ;
  • (88 min.) (); Special features: Commentary [audio feature] by Robert Epsteiin, Deborah Hoffmann, Daniel Nicoletta; Postscript (3 min.); Trailer (3 min.)
  • Disc 2: the supplements: Featurettes Jon Else (20 min); Two films, one legacy (23 min.); Harvey Milk recordings: "Out of the bars and into the streets" [audio] (14 min.); Texas Gay Conference Five [audio] (48 min.); Harvey Milk speaks out [video] (3 min.); Anti-Proposition 6 election night party [audio] (10 min.); Harvey Milk's political will [audio] (13 min.); Director's research tapes [video]: Scott Smith (80 min.); Bob Ross (53 min.); Amber Hollibaugh (44 min.); Cleve Jones (30 min.); Lillian Sing (15 min.); Hank Wilson (10 min.); From the Castro to the Oscars: Premiere at the Castro Theatre (8 min.); A night at the Oscars (3 min.); The Dan White case: News clips (4 min.); Panel discussion (30 min.); Harry Britt, Milk's successor (10 min.); Candlelight memorial (7 min.)
Control code
ocn708645683
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (88 min.)
Isbn
9781604653953
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515068819
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
  • CD1988D
  • 557
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)708645683
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC, 2.0 Dolby digital surround; 1.33:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD

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