free video: The Times Of Harvey Milk

I shared this link to my Facebook page, but just in case there are people that have, so far, avoided the future site of social networking assimilation, here it is again. The online video site Hulu is offering the documentary The Times of Harvey Milk for free viewing.

I just saw Milk this past weekend and I can’t say enough good things about it, the subject is important, the actors give amazing performances and the film itself is very well done. The documentary informs, but the biopic resonates. As others have said around the web, just go see it. I know a great number of people that I might consider a little closed-minded who, after seeing Milk might just get it. My main fault with Milk was that it was too long, or as someone else said it better:

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.

Alfred Hitchcock

Too right, Sir. As it is history, perhaps not the kind I learned from my parents or from Georgia’s public school system, it’s still impossible to ruin the ending of the movie. It has a huge emotional punch and when you are forcing every single midsection muscle to keep your bladder under control, you are really not in a good place to also keep from bursting into tears.* I still bristle at the $10 spent to see it at Landmark on E Street, but not too much. If you’re not really a moviegoer, save it on your Netflix (or similar) queue, it’s worth it.


* Yes, I cry at movies, tv shows, dog food commercials and especially that one old ad using the song “Calling You” where the teenage runaway is calling his mother and telling her that he wants to come home.

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5 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing! 😀

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  2. Shaw Girl says:

    I saw Milk the weekend it came out and it really was wonderful. I honestly had no idea about the struggles the gay community faced in San Fran during that time (I too blame Georgia public schools for that). The protests especially resonated in this time of Prop 8 protests.

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  3. Lolypup says:

    Is this free version captioned???

  4. brian says:

    @Lolypup: Unfortunately it looks like Hulu doesn’t have CC on a lot of their videos, so in your case, renting the film may be your only option. Sorry, hon.

  5. Lolypup says:

    and then ill have to go out and buy a TV, that gonna’ be one costly rental. I’ll read he book!

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