BEST NARRATIVE FILM Ann Arbor Film Festival
Edinburgh Film Festival
Based on Lesléa Newman's story "A Letter to Harvey Milk," this award-winning short examines the sensitive issues that surface when Harry Weinberg, an older Jewish man, enrolls in a creative writing class taught by a lesbian.
For one assignment, Harry writes a letter to his former customer and friend, the slain gay political activist, Harvey Milk. The letter unleashes a series of events which impel Marvin, Harry's best friend, to painfully recall and reveal a tragic incident that occurred in a concentration camp forty years earlier.
Harry Weinberg's Notebook
USA, 1991, 25 minutes, color
Directed by Yariv Kohn
Public Exhibition 16mm, Beta Rental available