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AFI Movie Club Rewind: MILK

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on June 10, 2020. MILK (2008) celebrates the life and legacy of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office in California. The film was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2008, recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally...

AFI Movie Club: MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO

An independent masterpiece from director and New Queer Cinema icon Gus Van Sant, MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO (1991) – starring River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves – was a breakthrough feature for LGBTQ stories in mainstream culture. Van Sant has shared his unique and thoughtful cinematic sensibilities with the next generation of storytellers through in-depth seminars...

AFI Movie Club: MILK

MILK celebrates the life and legacy of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office in California. The film was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2008, recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. …
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