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Each section of the film is punctuated with statistics detailing the number of Americans diagnosed with and dead of AIDS through the early years of the epidemic.
The film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1984, A digitally restored version of the film was released on DVD and Blu-ray by The Criterion Collection in March 2011.It also documents the response - or perceived lack of it - to the onset of the AIDS epidemic by the Reagan administration through the use of archive footage of Reagan and members of his administration, the medical community's action in the face of the burgeoning health crisis, and the earliest attempts within the gay community to organize around the AIDS issue through the actions of such activists as self-proclaimed "KS poster boy" Bobbi Campbell and Gay Men's Health Crisis and ACT UP co-founder Larry Kramer.This was the second Oscar for producer/director Rob Epstein.What Finkle wanted to know was if claims such as that of e Harmony that it had discovered some ideal way to match individuals to long term partners actually stood up to critical scrutiny.What he and his authors concluded was that while online dating had opened up a new frontier for romantic relationships, it had not solved the problem of how to actually find the love of one’s life.Perhaps I should have titled this piece “Cupid’s Revenge”, for the domain of sex and love has proved itself so unruly and non-computable that what is now almost unbelievable has happened- rather than relying on silicon oracles to tell them what to do.
It’s a story not much known and therefore important to tell.
The film documents Milk's rise from a neighborhood activist to a symbol of gay political achievement, through to his assassination in November 1978 at San Francisco's city hall, and the Dan White trial and aftermath.
The film was produced after Milk's death using original interviews, exclusive documentary footage, news reports, and archival footage, so that Milk is credited as the lead (posthumously).
The release includes audio commentary featuring director Rob Epstein, coeditor Deborah Hoffmann, and photographer Daniel Nicoletta, interview clips not used in the film, a new interview with documentary filmmaker Jon Else, a new program about The Times of Harvey Milk and Gus Van Sant’s 2008 film, Milk, featuring Epstein, Van Sant, actor James Franco, and Milk friends Cleve Jones, Anne Kronenberg, and Nicoletta, rare collection of audio and video recordings of Milk, excerpts from Epstein’s research tapes, featuring Milk partner Scott Smith, footage from the film’s Castro Theatre premiere and the 1984 Academy Awards, panel discussion on Supervisor Dan White’s trial, and excerpts from the 25th anniversary commemoration of Milk’s and Mayor George Moscone’s assassinations.
How’s this for a 21st century Valentine’s Day tale: a group of religious fundamentalists want to redefine human sexual and gender relationships based on a more than 2,000 year old religious text.
Other politicians including San Francisco mayor George Moscone (who was assassinated with Milk), and Moscone's successor and now United States Senator Dianne Feinstein appear in archival footage.