Airdate: The Times of Harvey Milk
The day after Sean Penn vies for an Oscar win as Harvey Milk, SBS will screen a documentary of the life of the assassinated gay politician.
The day after the Oscars screen in Oz (MondayFebruary 23rd), SBS will screen a documentary of the life of Harvey Milk, The Times of Harvey Milk.
Milk was the first openly-gay politician in the US, who was assassinated in 1978. Sean Penn portrays Milk in the film of the same title, and a hot contender for this year’s Best Actor. He has already won a Screen Actor’s Guild award for his performance.
The SBS documentary won a 1985 Oscar for Best Documentary. It documents Milk’s life leading up to his election, his successful efforts to politically represent San Francisco’s gay community, and the city’s reaction to the assassinations with extensive news film and personal recollections. It is narrated by Harvey Fierstein.
It airs at 10pm on Tuesday 24th February.