Film screening: Milk (2008)
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, University of Plymouth

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This film is being screened free of charge to staff, students and the general public after gaining permission from it's writer Dustin Lance-Black. Our sincerest gratitude goes to Dustin for his kind support.

Hosted by the LGBT+ Staff Forum to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia everyone is welcome to join us for refreshments at this free screening of 'Milk' starring Sean Penn.

His life changed history. His courage changed lives. In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans. Sean Penn stars as Harvey Milk under the direction of Gus Van Sant in Milk, filmed on location in San Francisco from an original screenplay by Dustin Lance Black, and produced by Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen.

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is marked annually across the world to recognise the advances made in LGBT+ rights whilst acknowledging there is still a long way to go. With the introduction of anti-LGBT laws in the USA and Brunei and the re-opening of concentration camps in Chechnya for gay men it is important now more than ever that LGBT+ people and their allies stand together in solidarity to ensure no LGBT+ person is left behind. 

This is a free event and includes light refreshments; please register your place.

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