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Gus Van Sant plus Sean Penn is a pretty potent cinematic combination. Taking on the story of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to office in California, it appears Van Sant is rejoining the world of narrative after his more recent exercises in style: Paranoid Park and Last Days.
I must admit, I'm not overly familiar with the story of Harvey Milk, and haven't seen the Oscar winning documentary The Times of Harvey Milk from 1984, but with the US presidential election coming up on November 4th, the concept of difference in politics seems fairly apropos.
Milk will premier in San Francisco just prior to the election on October 29th; a timely reminder that all men are created equal.
Milk is slated for an Australian release on 29 January 2009.