hile in San Francisco on a business trip recently I was able to hookup with old friends at Ozumo (161 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 T: 415.882.1333), a rather hip sushi establishment downtown. The food was excellent and the music eclectic.
This being San Francisco, I decided to take in Milk (2008) starring Sean Penn as Harvey Milk, the San Francisco supervisor who was assassinated along with the San Francisco Mayor George Moscone on November 27, 1978. The film was a moving portrayal of Milk's life rising from obscurity as a camera store owner to be the first openly gay elected public office in the US. Directed by Gus Van Sant with compelling performances by Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin and James Franco; the film, while uplifting, in many ways also left me feeling somehow inadequate and unrealized--that somehow I just gave up the "good fight" and moved away. I suppose I did.