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Sunday, January 4, 2009

575 - "You gotta give 'em hope..."

I came across this video on Blake Whitman's blog (he works for Vimeo, the BEST video site on the net). It is a quiet and meditative look at the recreation of Harvey Milk's camera shop at 575 Castro St. in San Francisco, for Gus Van Sant's biopic Milk (which was reviewed here). This film is amazing, and amazingly simple. Primarily made up of static shots, with light being the only motion, and with the audio of Milk's final, taped message before his assassination by Dan White, 575 Castro St. is, at once, intimate and heartbreakingly beautiful. 

575 Castro St. from FilmInFocus on Vimeo.

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