Milk is a new film starring Sean Penn. Sean plays Harvey Milk, a gay activist in the seventies, who became the first openly gay American elected into public office. While I’m sure it is mostly coincidence, I love the timing of the release of this movie. I don’t think there could be a better time for a movie about gay rights to come to theaters. Having an actor the caliber of Sean Penn lead a film with this message adds so much more strength to it’s cause. It’s easy to ignore a good film with no known actors, but famous actors (and a golden globe nod, no less) really help draw a crowd that may not have taken the time or spent the money to see the film to begin with.
If you want to see the film this weekend, may I suggest you take part in something special. Courage Campaign is planning a group viewing of the film (you must buy your own tickets either day of or in advance) in 3 Orange County locations (Block at Orange, South Coast Plaza and Aliso Viejo Studio 20), then everyone will attend a candlelight vigil around their respective theater. For more information visit the Courage Campaign site.

As usual, I’m working. I will try to attend the vigil at the block. If anyone attends, shoot me some pics and I’ll post them!

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  1. Why Rick? Why? | Orange County Metblogs (pingback) on December 24th, 2008 @ 10:57 am

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