Saturday, November 22, 2008

Emile Hirsch on "Milk"

I recently sat down with actor Emile Hirsch and Cleve Jones, the activist who Hirsch plays in "Milk." The film will be opening in D.C. on Wednesday.

Here's an excerpt and a link to the full article.

For Cleve Jones, who worked on Harvey Milk’s campaign for San Francisco City Supervisor in the 1970s, seeing that period of his life onscreen in “Milk,” which will be released in Washington on Wednesday, was “very eerie.”

“The designers and artists did a great job of making it very real and a poignant experience,” he says. “To suddenly find myself working on sets where everyone looked, spoke and acted as we did back then was quite lovely.”

Jones, 54, is a gay activist best known for starting the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt in 1987, and he says that meeting Milk was “the most important thing that ever happened to me.”

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