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Milk to Receive Stanley Kramer Award

MilkVia The Envelope:

"The Producers Guild of America selected 'Milk' on Monday as this year's recipient of the Stanley Kramer Award, which annually recognizes work that 'dramatically illuminates provocative social issues.' The award will be presented to producers Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen at the 20th annual PGA Awards on Jan. 24 at the Hollywood Palladium. Gus Van Sant directed the drama about Harvey Milk, an openly gay man elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. Past recipients of the award include 'The Great Debaters,' 'An Inconvenient Truth,' 'Good Night, and Good Luck' and 'In America.'"

Milk also picked up 8 nominations from the Critics' Choice Awards.

Rob Epstein's Oscar-winning documentary The Times of Harvey Milk is also now available on iTunes. This documentary, which I recommend to everyone, was what first introduced me to Milk's story and will definitely enrich your viewing of the Van Sant film.

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  1. The first of many including the one that counts...

    Posted by: ken | Dec 9, 2008 11:02:50 AM


  2. My husband and I just saw the film on Sunday... really amazing motion picture... really strong emotional impact on the two of us on many levels. Sean Penn should win an Academy Award. I just don't understand why this film isn't getting a wider release.

    Posted by: Anonymous | Dec 9, 2008 11:33:48 AM


  3. Milk is the Philadelphia of our day. It should be required viewing for everyone in this country.

    Posted by: MT | Dec 9, 2008 1:05:17 PM


  4. Anonymous: I'd like to point out that despite it's limited release Milk is doing well. Last week it was #10 in weekend box office receipts even though it was only being shown in 36 theaters. It's also reported that the film will be more widely released in the future.

    Let's all go see it again!

    http://sfist.com/2008/12/02/milk_cracks_top_ten.php

    Posted by: MT | Dec 9, 2008 2:18:35 PM


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