Sean Penn Plays Harvey Milk — Be an Extra

milk.jpgSean Penn is playing San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk in the film Milk, directed by Gus Van Sant. And you can be an extra! From milkmarch.com:

BE IN A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE AND HELP RE-CREATE A PART OF SAN FRANCISCO HISTORY
On Monday night, February 4th and Friday night, February 8th, the feature film MILK…will be re-creating three 1970s marches through the Castro.

We are looking for volunteers to appear in the these marches in the film. THERE ARE NO AUDITIONS. IF YOU SIGN-UP …AND SHOW UP, YOU WILL BE USED. All ages, races and genders are welcome. But, you MUST be 18 or over to participate…. Filming will take place from 7pm – midnight on Monday night at Castro & Market and from 9pm – 3am on Friday night at Market & Franklin. Come either or both nights.

As a thank you for participating, we will host a screening for the marchers of the documentary THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK on Monday, February 4th at the Castro Theater at 4:30pm, with introductions by the filmmaker, Rob Epstein, Cleve Jones, Gus Van Sant, and members of the cast. The filming will begin immediately after the screening.

Gay, straight or, you know, whatever, everyone should see The Times, a great documentary about an amazing time in San Francisco history. In case you don’t know (as I’ve discovered a lot of people outside San Francisco don’t), Milk was a Castro neighborhood camera store owner and the first openly gay municipal supervisor in American history. He was killed, with then-Mayor George Moscone, by fellow supervisor and former cop Dan White in a case that created the phrase “twinkie defense.” White committed suicide two years after his release from prison. Moscone’s death meant that the then-President of the Board of Supervisors, Diane Feinstein, took over the office of mayor.

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