CinéWilde Presents Gus Van Sant’s ‘Milk’
It’s Pride month and CinéWilde is celebrating with gay director Gus Van Sant’s Academy Award-winning 2008 biopic “Milk.”
Starring Sean Penn in the titular role alongside other gay and LGBTQ-allied actors (like Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, Victor Garber, Denis O’Hare and James Franco), “Milk” follows the rise and demise of Harvey Milk, a gay rights pioneer who was the first openly gay elected official in the history of California.
Milk’s story continues to inspire a new generations of LGBTQ citizens around the world. It also inspired the Academy Award to give the film 8 nominations — Sean Penn won for Best Actor and openly gay screenwriter Dustin Lance Black won for Best Original Screenplay.
Before the film, our pre-show discussion will tackle local gay politics and fundraising for gay Texan candidates. After the film, we invite you to stick around for Milk-themed cocktails and more fun at the bar.
8:30 PM – Pre-show talk
9 PM – Film
11:30 PM – After-party