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575 Castro St.

Directed by Jenni Olson
United States, 2009
Documentary, Short


575 Castro St. reveals the play of light and shadow upon the walls of the Castro Camera Store set for Gus Van Sant’s film Milk.

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575 Castro St. Directed by Jenni Olson

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    The opening title explains this is the set of the shop where Milk developed the film for the first San Francisco gay film festival. His voice recording, "to be played only in the event of my assassination", is layered over the images of the set as through traffic reflects ghostly apparitions upon the walls. Thus, the ghost of Harvey Milk haunts the cinematic form completely, irreversibly sutured into film itself.

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