October 15th, 2008 5:33 pm | by Byron Beck News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP, Politics, CLEAN UP

Got MILK Tickets? Gus Van Sant's movie premiere promises very special guests.

Tags: gay

As if things won't be exciting enough at the upcoming premieres of Milk, a bio-pic about the life and times of slain gay civil rights icon, Harvey Milk, Tina Brown's brand-new The Daily Beast is reporting that the actor who plays Milk, Sean Penn, will be bringing along a few very special guests to the film's opening at the Castro Theater in San Francisco on Oct 28. One guest who says he is going in Portland's Mayor-elect Sam Adams. Another guest is none other than self-described "peace mom" Cindy Sheehan.

Sheehan states in her post:
I am really excited to see the upcoming movie MILK, about San Francisco political legend Harvey Milk (out this month.) Harvey Milk is not only a hero for the LGBT community, but he was a real champion for the people. Running for Congress in San Francisco against the most powerful democrat in America, I have an awesome admiration for his courage to challenge the machine. Plus Sean Penn, who plays HM, has asked me to be his guest to the premiere - how can I not be excited about that?

As for the local premiere of Milk, the word is a that at least one of the stars of the film plans to attend the "Red Carpet Debut of Milk to Benefit Outside In."

In celebration of Outside In's 40th anniversary Van Sant will host a red carpet debut of his latest film to benefit the homeless youth organization. Taking place November 14, 2008, the Portland Milk debut will occur at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Van Sant will deliver personal remarks to the crowd of 2,700 at 8:30 pm. A patrons' dinner and director's reception for 250 event sponsors will precede the screening.

Tickets for the Milk red carpet debut are available for purchase online (via Ticketmaster) and at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA) box office (1111 SW Broadway). Prices range from $37.75-$71.75. Due to strong interest, advance ticket purchases are recommended.

For more information about Outside In, please visit www.OutsideIn.org.
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