Michigan Theater to show ‘Milk’ during benefit Dec. 18

By |2018-01-16T06:29:08-05:00December 18th, 2008|Entertainment|

ANN ARBOR
A coalition of Ann Arbor organizations have banded together to present a special sneak preview benefit screening of “Milk,” the new Harvey Milk biopic at the Michigan Theater on Dec. 18.
The evening kicks off with a reception in the theater’s Grand Foyer at 5:30 p.m., featuring a chocolate fountain from Schakolad, catering by DINE/aut/, a cash bar and music by dj janks. “Milk” will screen in the theater’s Historic Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit WRAP Resource Center, HIV/AIDS Resource Center, UM Spectrum Center and the Michigan Theater Foundation.
“Milk” tells the story of Harvey Milk (played by Sean Penn), who was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, becoming the first openly gay man in America to be voted into public office. His platform was and is one of hope – a hero’s legacy that resonates to this day. The film was directed by Gus Van Sant and also stars Josh Brolin and James Franco.
Tickets for this benefit are $25 and are available now at the /aut/BAR, Common Language Bookstore, UM Spectrum Center and online at http://www.TicketWeb.com.
For further information, visit the official event site at http://www.glbtbooks.com/milk.htm. The film begins a full-week run at the Michigan Theater on Dec. 19. Complete schedule and times can be found at http://www.michtheater.org beginning Dec. 16.

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