Milk A Decade Later: Talking With Dustin Lance Black

April 11, 2019
Winner for Best Original Screenplay Dustin Lance Black for "Milk" gives his acceptance speech at the 81st Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California on February 22, 2009. AFP PHOTO / Gabriel BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

 

In 2004, Dustin Lance Black set out to reclaim the story of Harvey Milk by interviewing all the people who’d known the out San Francisco politician back in the day. The remarkable story of how one of America’s first openly gay elected politicians rose to power only to be gunned down along with the city’s mayor George Moscone by Dan White in 1978 made national headlines at the time. Ten years later it was immortalized in the Academy Award®-winning documentary The Times of Harvey Milk.

 

You can read the whole interview from Focus Features Here.