Seldom ever have so many films among those nominated for “Best Picture” at the Oscars been set against or directly dealt with so many momentous historical events and realities of the recent past.
Originally built by William Harvey in 1845 and then valued at $665, the Cherry Hill Farmhouse on Park Avenue went through the Civil War and a handful of homeowners until it was turned over to the City of Falls Church government in 1968, and into a museum eight years later.
On the 30th anniversary of his assassination, a true American civil rights hero has finally been introduced to a wide national audience with the release of the outstanding, Oscar-worthy film, “Milk,” in theatres this week.
Biopics are tricky things. Filmmakers who undertake them are required to balance narrative flow with documented real-life experiences.