Some of the most stupendous reviews I've read in ages. Sean Penn is apparently totally unbelievable, with additional positive nods to James Franco and Josh Brolin.
I knew Harvey Milk--not well, but more than slightly--and the pieces I saw in the trailer at Sundance were stunning to me, because from what I could see, Penn literally takes over Harvey's entire essence.
I lived during those years only two blocks off Castro Street and was present through the whole wild, intense career of Harvey. Those were tumultuous times that leaves me filled with both sadness and a sense of exhuberance.
So many friends now gone (although Harvey preceded the AIDS onslaught), so many memories of that city that was so special to me and all the people who made it so. There was an innocence too...not only of what sort of horror was to come, but of the incredible progress that could be made in the area of gay/lesbian rights. (This, despite the big setbacks like Prop
Harvey was an incredible person and lived an incredible life in an incredible place at an incredible time. I hope that none of you are put off by the subject matter and, if you are not already familiar with his story, take this opportunity to inform yourselves by seeing what is apparently a remarkable movie.