Gus van Sant’s Milk Finishes up in San Francisco


Milk, the Gus van Sant-directed biopic of the slain SF supervisor, has finished production in San Francisco. Bluegrassravebackroom has some shots of the final days of shooting last weekend when Gay Freedom Day 1978 was recreated at City Hall.

NPR also just did a report on the film.

And The Oregonian talks to science fiction author Frank Robinson, who was Milk’s good friend and speechwriter about downloading his experiences to Sean Penn and his adventure as a cameo in the film:

“The final scene Van Sant shot last week was the candlelight march held in the wake of the murders. ‘The march for Harvey in real life was a spontaneous march that started at 17th and Market, at night, and everyone had a candle,’ Robinson said. ‘You got to Van Ness and you looked back and there was nothing . . .’ He pauses. There are tears in his voice as he pushes on. ‘ . . . there was nothing but candles. Along the way, people had put candles in the windows. It wasn’t just the gays, it was a lot of the straights. It was the entire city.’

Extra action on the set of Milk [bluegrassravebackroom]
A final toast for Harvey Milk [the oregonian]

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