Another film I am already anticipating: the story of Harvery Milk, starring Sean Penn and Josh Brolin (who plays George W. Bush in Oliver Stone’s W., which comes out tomorrow).
The synopsis of Milk (provided by IMDB):
After moving to San Francisco, the middle-aged New Yorker, Harvey Milk, became a Gay Rights activist and city politician. On his third attempt, he was elected to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors in 1977, making him the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in the USA. The following year, both he and the city’s mayor, George Moscone, were shot to death by former city supervisor, Dan White, who blamed his former colleagues for denying White’s attempt to rescind his resignation from the board.
This is an important film and I hope that it lives up to its full potential. Milk will be in theatres Dec. 5th.
UPDATE: I’m placing this “update” of sorts here because I breifly mentioned Oliver Stone’s W. in this post. Looks like I’m going to be let down by another political thriller (why can’t I get another Syriana?) – W. went from around a 70% on RT to a 55% today. Sounds like the film is just too cheap in its attacks and too shallow in its story telling. I’ll still probably see the film, just not tonight (W. opens today).