Harvey Milk and George Moscone — Nov. 27, 1978

saint-harvey-milk.jpgAs a feature film on the life of Harvey Milk starts production in the city, the real-life legacy of Milk and Mayor George Moscone will be commemorated tonight, the 29th anniversary of the assassinations.

The somber march no longer goes from Castro St. to City Hall. Instead, it will go from Harvey Milk Plaza at Castro and Market Streets to the site of Milk’s camera shop. There Holly Near, the Gay Men’s Chorus, and other artists and politicians will perform/speak. The event gets under way at 5:00 pm.

Here’s a good AP article from 2003 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the assassinations.

The film, directed by Gus Van Zant and starring Sean Penn as Milk and Matt Damon (!) as nutball murderer Dan White, got some early notice this month when the film crew cast extras.

The Guardian (the U.K. newspaper, not the SF one) did an interesting piece earlier this year when the film was greenlighted.

Previously: from last year, Paul Hogarth on Beyond Chron on Milk’s legacy.

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