The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk ★★★★½

on the one hand, it's frustrating how little harvey milk is in this harvey milk documentary. just under half the movie is spent on his murder and its trial. but while i feel certain that one could make a ten hour documentary about harvey milk, it's appropriate that this one is short and spends really only 50 minutes on the man himself. he was just 48 when he was murdered, beginning to figure out his gift for politics and his life. the life he should have lived was stolen, and he was forced into becoming a symbol instead of a person. and so that's the documentary we have. a short film about a symbol instead of a full one about a life.

(12/15)