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'70s Summer Cinema: Milk

Wednesday, July 1 at 7 pm

Politics. Power. Scandal. The ‘Me’ Decade. Disco. Funny pants. However one defines the ‘70s, no definition is complete without the films from and about this pivotal era. This film series will explore American social and political life in the 1970s. Presented with longtime film critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Carrie Rickey.

About Milk (USA, 2008, 128 min.)
From the director of Good Will Hunting (1997), Elephant (2003), and Promised Land (2012), Gus Van Sant, comes the compelling story of Harvey Milk, a visionary civil and human rights leader, listed by Time magazine as one of the “100 most important people of the 20th century.” He became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. Van Sant’s critically acclaimed and award-winning film brings us “an astute chronicle of big-city politics and the portrait of a warrior whose passion was equaled by his generosity and good humor” (The New York Times). Starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, and James Franco. Rated: R

Individual Films: $8/$5 Members
Film Series: $32/$20 Members

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'70s Summer Cinema series also includes::
July 8 – Shampoo
July 15 – Being There
July 22 – The Candidate
July 29 – ENCORE: Funny Face

In conjunction with Richard Avedon: Family Affairs from the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, on view through August 2



Related programming:
The Museum is joining institutions across the Philadelphia region to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Annual Reminder demonstration on July 4, 1965 at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.  We have an exciting array of programming planned — including an artifact installation, an online story collecting project, and new additions to the core exhibition — focusing on the role of Jewish Americans in the barrier-breaking movement for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender rights.

You can explore and share LGBT Stories through the Museum’s online collecting project on our tumblr site  and join us for related public programs:

And more to come!

NMAJH’s Reminder Day project has been generously supported by the Allen A. Stein Family Foundation, Inc. Public programs presented in conjunction with the installation were generously supported by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.


Event type:Exhibitions, Films & Filmmakers
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