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Bag&Baggage film series showcases 'radical' documentaries all this month in downtown Hillsboro.

            Bag&Baggage in downtown Hillsboro continues its documentary film series next week with "The Times of Harvey Milk," a film on the life of Harvey Bernard Milk, a San Francisco a politician and the first openly gay elected official in the history of California.

"The Times of Harvey Milk" will play on Thursday, June 14, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Vault Theater and Event Space located at 350 E. Main St. in Hillsboro. Tickets cost $5.

First released in 1984, "The Times of Harvey Milk" was called "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress in 2012 and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Milk was first elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977 after three prior unsuccessful runs for a political seat.

The film is part of a series of documentaries at the Hillsboro theater focused on important issues, people, and moments in the fight for social justice and equity.

"These films bring together a diverse range of stories, from current day conflicts around race and identity, issues related to police violence and racism, important figures from America's history of social justice activism, and crucial discussions about the future of our very own planet," said Bag&Baggage artistic director Scott Palmer.

For more information, call 503-345-9590.


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