“I ask this… If there should be an assassination, I would hope that five, ten, one hundred, a thousand would rise. I would like to see every gay lawyer, every gay architect come out – If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door… And that’s all. I ask for the movement to continue. Because it’s not about personal gain, not about ego, not about power… it’s about the ‘us’s’ out there. Not only gays, but the Blacks, the Asians, the disabled, the seniors, the us’s. Without hope, the us’s give up – I know you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. So you, and you, and you… You gotta give em’ hope… you gotta give em’ hope.”

Milk (2008)

Check out Couch Potato’s report from this year’s London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.

Sean Penn is also starring in This Must Be the Place, currently on general release and featuring Movie Talk’s very own Heidi (blink and you’ll miss it) pushing a trolley in a supermarket scene.

Read our review! Of the movie that is, not Heidi’s trolley pushing. We already know that was a first class performance.