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MILK screening in honor of Pulse shooting victims
In solidarity and in community with those who tragically lost their lives at the Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando we present a screening of MILK, with all proceeds benefitting the survivors of the attack through the fund at Equality Florida. This screening is co-presented by O Cinema, Miami Jewish Film Festival, Reading Queer, Aqua Foundation for Women, MiFo Film Festival and Pridelines.
Gay Rights Activist. Friend. Lover. Unifier. Politician. Fighter. Icon. Inspiration. Hero. His life changed history, and his courage changed lives. In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into major public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans.
MILK was written by openly gay screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (who won an Academy Award for his script) and directed by openly gay filmmaker Gus Van Sant. Actor Sean Penn’s portrayal of Milk, garnered him his second Academy Award.
Like the 49 dead in Orlando, Harvey Milk’s life was cut-tragically short yet his legacy has lived on to help LGBTQ people of all colors, creeds, and identities. Let’s gather in remembrance of those lost and in solidarity to build a better world.
RSVP is required via the ticket link. While tickets for the screening are free, we are collecting and encouraging donations to the victims of the attack which we will donate in full through the Equality Florida fund. You can make your donation when you select your ticket type. Additional donations can be made on the evening of at the theater.
You can also make a donation here: www.GoFundMe.com/