The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

  • Telling Pictures
  • 1h 30m
  • United States

Join Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman for a free talk on Oct. 24 at 6pm ET. Register here.

Epstein was just 29 years old when his second film, The Times of Harvey Milk, premiered at the 22nd New York Film Festival and was subsequently awarded the 1985 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Shot on 16mm film and completed six years after the assassination of its subject, San Francisco camera shop owner and city supervisor Harvey Milk, Epstein’s clear-eyed and passionately assembled documentary incorporates original and archival footage to unfold a double portrait, capturing the personal legacy of a profoundly charismatic public figure, as well as the cultural, social, and political forces that framed his contributions at a pivotal moment in American history.


Rob Epstein



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