Watch Milk with Pride

Screening of Oscar-winning Milk to raise funds for Joburg Pride 2009

April 15, 2009

JOHANNESBURG — Joburg Pride is proud to announce that it is hosting a sparkling night of cinema on 22 April with a special fund-raising screening of the Oscar-winning film Milk, at Cinema Nouveau, Bedford Centre.

Starring Sean Penn, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of the title role, the acclaimed film tells the story of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to hold public office in the United States. The film also won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

“We find it particularly fitting to host this screening on the night of the National Elections. The film is not only a fantastic piece of entertainment, but is also a tribute to those who are committed to ensuring that we continue to live in a free, fair and democratic society,” says Joburg Pride Co-Chair Zak Mbhele.

Tickets cost R100 per person and include refreshments. Thanks to the generous support of Ster Kinekor, the funds raised from the sale of tickets will go towards putting on the 2009 Joburg Pride Festival in October.

“Do your civic duty and vote, and then celebrate your freedom by watching one of the best films of the last year with us,” says an enthusiastic Joburg Pride Co-Chair Tanya Harford. “You’ll not only be doing your bit for Pride, but have a good time doing it.”

The Joburg Pride screening of Milk takes place on Wednesday 22 April at 7.30pm at Cinema Nouveau screened by Fish Eagle, Bedford Centre. To book your exclusive tickets, call Natasha on 076 454 2076 or e-mail
. – Issued by Joburg Gay Pride Festival

  • Joburg Pride is an annual celebration of the lesbian and gay community in Gauteng. It is organised by a Section 21 not-for-profit company that relies on donations and sponsorships to put on one of the largest annual events in Johannesburg.



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