November 23, 2008
Special offer from The Palm Beach International Film Festival!

 

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Focus Features and the Palm Beach International Film Festival invite you to a Special Advance Screening of “MILK” with Sean Penn on Tuesday, November 25 at Muvico Parisian, City Place, West Palm Beach, at 7:30 p.m.

A very limited quantity of seats will be available.  We are not distributing passes; you must RSVP to reserve your seat by calling 561-362-0003.  You are invited with one guest.

You must have your name on the RSVP list to attend. Spaces are very limited and are available on a first come first serve basis

 



 

SYNOPSIS

Gay Rights Activist. Friend. Lover. Unifier. Politician. Fighter. Icon. Inspiration. Hero. His life changed history, and his courage changed lives.

Academy Award winner Sean Penn stars as Harvey Milk under the direction of Academy Award nominee Gus Van Sant in MILK, filmed on location in San Francisco from an original screenplay by Dustin Lance Black, and produced by Academy Award winners Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen.

MILK charts the last eight years of Harvey Milk’s life. While living in New York City, he turns 40. Looking for more purpose, Milk and his lover Scott Smith (James Franco) relocate to San Francisco, where they found a small business, Castro Camera, in the heart of a working-class neighborhood that was soon to become a haven for gay people from around the country. With his beloved Castro neighborhood and beautiful city empowering him, Milk surprises Scott and himself by becoming an outspoken agent for change. He seeks equal rights and opportunities for all, and his great love for the city and its people brings him backing from young and old, straight and gay alike - at aa time when prejudice and violence against gays was openly accepted as the norm.

With vitalizing support from Scott and new friends and volunteers, Milk plunges headfirst into the choppy waters of politics. He also mentors young street activists like Cleve Jones (Emile Hirsch). Bolstering his public profile with humor, Milk’s actions speak even louder than his gift-of-gab words. Soon, he is known all across the city and even beyond, but his persistent determination to be a part of city government drives him and Scott apart. While making his fourth run for public office, Milk takes a new lover, Jack Lira (Diego Luna).                                          

The latest campaign is a success, as Milk is elected supervisor for the newly zoned District 5. Milk serves San Francisco well while lobbying for a citywide ordinance protecting people from being fired because of their orientation - and rallying support against a proposed statewide referendum to fire gay schoolteachers and their supporters; he realizes that this fight against Proposition 6 represents a pivotal precipice for the gay rights movement. At the same time, the political agendas of Milk and those of another newly elected supervisor, Dan White (Josh Brolin), increasingly diverge and their personal destinies tragically converge. Milk’s platform was and is one of hope - a hero’s legacy that resonates in the here and now.


The group offering passes to our members are required to fill the auditoriums to capacity.  We ask you kindly to RSVP only if it will be used as this could affect future offers.  We recommend that you arrive one hour early to the screening time on the pass, as auditoriums will be overbooked to insure a full house.



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