Assassinations are complex events that we long to make simple. Take Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. We might like to believe that their assassin, Dan White, was a raging homophobe who got a light sentence on a ridiculous defense -- claiming that he'd loaded up on junk food before the 1978 killing and just, well, you know, lost it. While there's no argument that White was a cold-blooded killer who got off easy, or that he was a troubled individual – he took his own life in 1985 – evidence suggests his motivation was more about feeling betrayed by S.F. politicos than it was about Milk being gay. And Twinkies were only part of his broader legal defense. In 1984 director Rob Epstein detailed some of this... More >>>