When the International Museum of GLBT History opened in San Francisco in 2003, its inaugural exhibit was entitled “Saint Harvey: The Life and Afterlife of a Modern Gay Martyr,” and included, as its central relic, the bloodstained suit in which Harvey Milk was assassinated in 1978.
There’s an identical air of a commemoration of martyrdom in the trailer for Gus Van Sant’s “Milk” (I mean, the music) which you can find here. The film’s being looked at as Van Sant’s return to straightforward narrative from the realms of “Paranoid Park” and his “death trilogy,” but like the films that make up the latter, it’s once again a story dominated by its own tragic ending. “Milk”‘s due out November 25th.
Twitch has an extended trailer for Bruce La Bruce’s “Otto; or Up with Dead People,” the “world’s first gay zombie movie” and the latest in a string of indies to make unusual use of the metaphorical value of the undead, here. Strand picked up the US rights to the film for a fall release of some sort.
And here‘s a trailer for “Passengers,” an Anne Hathaway/Patrick Wilson thriller that seems to be a mash-up of “Lost,” “Fearless,” “The Dead Zone” and “Stir of Echoes.”
[Photo: “Milk,” Focus Features, 2008]
+ Trailer: “Milk” (Apple)
+ An Extended Trailer For Bruce LaBruce’s Gay Zombie Movie OTTO! (Twitch)
+ Passengers – Trailer (Reelz Channel)