Friday, April 17, 2009
While home for the Easter weekend, I took a night to stay home and watch some good films. One of them was Milk, featuring Oscar winning Sean Penn. It's a story of Harvey Milk, a man living in San Francisco who transforms his neighborhood to be more friendly towards homosexuals. Harvey and his partner get this group in the neighborhood to fight for equal rights for everyone, eventually prompting Milk to run for Supervisor of San Francisco. After years of trying, Milk finally wins, becoming the first opening gay man to be elected to public office in the United States. Throughout the film, problems arise with various bigots throughout the community, and Milk and his organization are constantly fighting to get their voice heard. I really enjoyed the film as a whole, and the ending really got me. Penn's performance was amazing and his Best Actor award is absolutely deserved.