The Yahrzheit of Harvey Milk, z”l
Posted by Oyster on November 26, 2008
I didn’t realize this until today, but the famed gay martyr of San Francisco, Supervisor Harvey Milk, was Jewish. In fact, the SF Jewish Federation is co-sponsoring a pre-screening (follow link for trailer) of the greatly anticipated film “Milk” starring fellow Bay Area dudes Sean Penn & James Franco in the lead role. I’ll definitely be there. Here’s the film description:
JCF events calendar
Milk and More! WE ARE SOLD OUT!
Monday, December 1, 2008, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post Street, at Fillmore, San Francisco (map)
In light of the disappointing passage of Proposition 8, The Jewish Community Federation invites you to a special event which includes a private screening of Milk, followed by a no-host reception.
Admission: Tickets are no longer available.
Sponsored by: Business Leadership Council (BLC), San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, AWJS-AVODAH Partnership, American Jewish World Service, Young Adults Division, LGBT Alliance.
Contact: LGBT Alliance, 415.369.2863, firstname.lastname@example.org
With the popularity of this film screening with a panel and a reception from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. we ask you to consider buying tickets for the 7:40 p.m. Milk show time in auditorium one and joining us for the post-film reception on level three after your show.
Here’s some more links from the blogosphere, so we can learn more about this tragedy together: