Film Screening of “Milk,” Talk Back with Laura Wexler

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:30pm

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 courageous man,” MILK received eight Academy Award nominations, with wins for acting (Penn) and writing (Dustin Lance Black). 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.