MoVeRs at the MoVies presents the final film in this four week series, “The Times of Harvey Milk” this Saturday, January 29 at 7 PM at the Boulder JCC. This Oscar-winning documentary film covers the successful career and tragic assassination of San Francisco’s first openly gay man to be elected to office. Directed by Rob Epstein and narrated by Harvey Fierstein, the film documents Milk’s rise from a neighborhood activist to a symbol of gay political achievement, through to his assassination at San Francisco’s city hall, and the Dan White trial and aftermath, interweaving newsreel footage and personal interviews to construct a compelling portrait of these turbulent times.
Gregg Drinkwater, executive director of Jewish Mosaic: The National Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity will lead an after-film discussion. This film is $6 for Boulder JCC members, $8 for guests and free for students with valid student id.
MoVeRs at the MoViEs is a project of Menorah at the Boulder JCC and is presented in conjunction with the year long series, MoVeRs: Jewish Mavericks, Visionaries & Rebels. On-line tickets and additional information can be found at www.jewishmovers.org.
The fifteen collaborating organizations who worked to make MoVeRs possible are Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, ADL, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Boulder JCC, Hadassah, Congregation Har HaShem, Hillel – University of Colorado, Jewish Mosaic: The National Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity, Limmud Colorado, Menorah, Nevei Kodesh, Pardes Levavot, Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado, Soul Food and Tuv Ha’aretz.
MoVeRs is made possible with support from Rose Community Foundation, SCFD, and the Goldberger Fund for Jewish Culture at the University of Colorado at Boulder. For more information, visit www.jewishmovers.org or call 303.492.7143.