I just saw "Milk" yesterday (had to wait until it was affordable, i.e., at Market Square). It was a wonderful movie. The interspersing of real news footage with the movie footage really drove home the reality of what happened. And Sean Penn is always amazing, but I think this is his finest role.
I liked the scene with Cleve Jones on the phone to notify people. At first I thought of the opening of The Brady Bunch, but in Milk it expanded to show dozens of people being contacted. It really drove home how Harvey Milk connected with so many people and built a movement. And that was even more evident in the very moving scene at the end with the thousands in the streets holding candles.
Harvey Milk was an amazing person. But he would be disappointed at the passing of proposition 8 and all the anti-gay amendments in the country. No, he would be outraged, as we all should be.
If anyone would like to join the fight against discrimination against gays, lesbians and bis, try joining Fair Wisconsin
. They can keep you updated on what's going on."My name is Harvey Milk and I'm here to recruit you"