26th November, 2008
Directed by Gus Van Sant, this drama chronicles the struggles of American gay activist Harvey Milk, played by Sean Penn, and follows his tenure as California’s first openly gay elected official. The cast features Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco, and Alison Pill.
At the 2009 Academy Awards, Dustin Lance Black won the award for Best Original Screenplay and Sean Penn took home the Oscar for Best Actor. The film received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Film Editing, Costume Design, Original Score, Josh Brolin for Best Supporting Actor, and Gus Van Sant for Best Directing.