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US filmmaker Gus Van Sant said Monday he was “very excited” about what he hopes will be a landmark history of the gay rights movement he has just finished shooting for US television giant ABC。
The director of 2008 double Oscar-winner Milk - about Harvey Milk， the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California - said he was all the happier about When We Rise because it was made for “a very conservative platform。”
The eight-hour mini-series written by Dustin Lance Black - who also scripted Milk - will follow the lives of three activists including Cleve Jones， the man behind the AIDS Memorial Quilt which commemorates the lives of people lost to the epidemic。
The two other principal characters are African-American activist Ken Jones and social justice advocate Roma Guy from Maine， both of whom end up with Cleve Jones in San Francisco。
Van Sant said making the first two hours of “this amazing story，” which he described as an “elongated Milk that begins in 1972。。。 was very enthralling and exciting。”
Speaking before the first major exhibition dedicated to his work opened in Paris， the director who made his name with Drugstore Cowboy and My Own Private Idaho about gay street hustlers， said political gay films were “not normally something I would have gone to。
“I must admit I distrust politics， so it is not wholehearted from my point of view，” Van Sant said。
He said Lance Black， who is engaged to British Olympic diving star Tom Daley， was the driving force behind the series， which some have likened to an LGBT Roots， a reference to the ground-breaking 1970s TV series about slavery。
“I am in the service of an ideology of the screenwriters， and I am learning about it myself rather than dictating，” Van Sant added。
Van Sant told reporters it took him 14 years to make the story of Harvey Milk， which he inherited from Oliver Stone who did not want to “make another assassination film after JFK。”
Milk was shot dead by a fellow San Francisco politician in 1978。
A complete retrospective of Van Sant‘s films at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris opens Wednesday alongside an exhibition of his watercolor paintings and Polaroid portraits of his actors and friends。
YEREVAN Anton Tinnerholm World Cup Jersey , Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- The sixth ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival underway here on Saturday through Friday presents the best animated films produced by world filmmakers this year.
The festival was opened at the Moscow Cinema with the screening of Stephane Berla's Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (France), which was commended as the greatest animated romance since Tim Burton's masterpiece "Corpse Bride" (2005).
"The idea to create a festival of animation was born from my huge love. I gathered a team of devoted colleagues during these six years," founding director of the festival Vrej Kassouny told Xinhua.
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The festival will stage six premieres, which are the best animated films produced this year.
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The government of Armenia provided 300,000 U.S. dollars for the construction of an animation studio center named after the legendary Armenian animator Robert Sahakyants.
BEIJING, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- China will work with ASEAN countries to uphold stability in the South China Sea Sebastian Holmen World Cup Jersey , consult on a code of conduct (COC) and maritime cooperation, and guide the East Asian regional cooperation.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the remarks when answering a question on China's expectations for future development of China-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) relations.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend a series of foreign minister meetings from Aug. 6 to 8 in the Philippines, including meetings between foreign ministers from China, ASEAN Sebastian Eriksson World Cup Jersey , Japan and the Republic of Korea, as well as foreign minister meetings of the East Asia Summit and the ASEAN Regional Forum.
Geng said that the new COC framework demonstrated the aspirations of China and the ASEAN to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea and created a favorable atmosphere for cooperation.
Next year is the 15th anniversary of the China-ASEAN strategic partnership. Relations are at a crucial point of building on the past for a new stage of cooperation, said the spokesman.
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a sanctions bill on Russia Pa Konate World Cup Jersey , Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), but he criticized the bill as "seriously flawed."