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Milk

Nov. 29th, 2008 | 10:33 am

Whenever I woke briefly last night to turn over or to move a dog, the dreams that I was in the middle of were those of loss and impermanence.  I don't recall a particular event, just the general feeling of sadness over the transitory nature of good people and good relationships.

They were dreams and emotions that were more common in my life 20 years ago, and I know where they came from.

Milk.
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This movie, allegedly a biopic about a city official who died 30 years ago, unhappily talks directly to our world and issues. The struggle, the people, the issues in Milk are still immediate.  The crafting and execution of this story is stunning.

5 out of 5 stars for Milk

P.S. Milk is playing for five weeks at the Castro Theater in San Francisco which also is featured in some of the scenes.  The large theater, filled with neighborhood people -- some of whom who experienced Harvey first hand, is the place to see it. Tickets are readily available and can be purchased online.

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