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Movie City | San Francisco
Posted June 02, 2010 to photo album "Movie City | San Francisco"
San Francisco | Milk's Metropolis
The most prominent film of recent times to be shot in San Francisco was Focus Features’ own Milk, the Gus Van Sant-directed biopic of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in the United States, who was tragically murdered in 1978. During the filming of Milk, for which actor Sean Penn and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black both won Academy Awards, San Francisco journalist Paul VanDeCarr visited the set of the movie, and reported back his experiences in Harvey Milk Lives. (You can see a video, On the Set of Milk, here also.) Jenni Olson’s award-winning 575 Castro Street, a short film commissioned by FilmInFocus, juxtaposes images shot in Harvey Milk’s store as recreated for Milk with audio footage of Milk sharing his thoughts in the possible event of his assassination.