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Milwaukee Film Festival 2018

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The 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival runs Oct. 18–Nov. 1.

Since 2015, Associated Bank has partnered with Milwaukee Film to help bring cinematic entertainment and education to the greater Milwaukee area. To learn more about how you can give back to the nonprofit Milwaukee Film every time you make a purchase, visit associatedbank.com/mkefilm.

Back at the Staircase | Thursday, November 1 @ 7:30 p.m. | Oriental Theatre | Back at the Staircase—the closing night feature of this year’s festival by Milwaukee director Drew Britton—was an official selection at the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival. more

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In the past year, Milwaukee Film hit several significant milestones, including passing 4,500 members (making it one of the largest film culture institutions in the country) and annual attendance to the festival of over 84,000 people. more

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Graham Bartholomew

Five Fingers for Marseilles | Wednesday, October 31 @ 6:30 p.m. | Times Cinema | Although the western has been a genre largely dormant in 21st-century Hollywood, the well-defined boundaries of its storytelling continue to inspire filmmakers elsewhere more

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When the Beat Drops | Tuesday, October 30 @ 5:30 p.m. | Oriental Theatre East | As part of the Milwaukee Film Festival’s new GenreQueer programming track, When the Beat Drops delves into a dance style called “bucking.” more

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Associated Bank’s partnership with the Milwaukee Film Festival helps change the way the Milwaukee community views filmmaking. more

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Personal Statement | Monday, October 29 @ 6:30 p.m. | Times Cinema | Shoplifters is about a crime family that pools their "earnings" from shoplifting, but also have hearts of gold—taking in a homeless 6-year-old girl. more

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Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku) | Sunday, October 28 @ 4 p.m. | Oriental Theatre East | Shoplifters is about a crime family that pools their "earnings" from shoplifting, but also have hearts of gold—taking in a homeless 6-year-old girl. more

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I Am Not a Witch | Saturday, October 27 @ 6:30 p.m. | Fox-Bay Cinema Grill | Set in Zambia and directed by Zambian-born filmmaker Rungano Nyoni, I Am Not a Witch follows the strange path of Shula, a young girl accused of witchcraft. more

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Capturing the Flag | Friday, October 26 @ 9:30 p.m. | Oriental Theatre East | If it’s happening here in Wisconsin, think of what voter suppression looks like in that Southern-fried Dixieland of limited suffrage. more

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Bad Reputation | Thursday, October 25 @ 6 p.m. | Jan Serr Studio Cinema | The Runaways were an all-female rock band manufactured in the mid-1970s by Svengali Kim Fowley. He got one thing right: choosing Joan Jett as guitarist and vocalist. more

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Keep the Change | Wednesday, October 24 @ 6:45 p.m. | Fox-Bay Cinema Grill | David (Brandon Polansky) is a sneering hipster (and aspiring auteur) whose sharp tongue gets him arrested and sentenced to do time with a support group—for autistic people. more

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Hale County This Morning, This Evening | Tuesday, Oct. 23 @ 9:30 p.m | Jan Serr Studio Cinema | This documentary follows several African Americans from rural Hale County, Ala., over the course of five years and fives voice to their experiences in ... more

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Spoor (Pokot) | Monday, Oct. 22 @ 6:30 p.m. | Oriental Theatre West | One of Poland’s most eminent filmmakers, Agnieszka Holland gained the eyes of cineastes around the world with Europa Europa (1991) and an Oscar nomination for In Darkness ... more

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Transit | Sunday, Oct. 21 @ 7:15 p.m. | Avalon Theater | Refugees seeking transit papers and visas; it was the narrative gear on which turned one of the most beloved films ever produced in Hollywood, Casablanca ... more

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Jinn | Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 10 a.m. | Oriental Theatre Main | The protagonist of Jinn, Summer (newcomer Zoe Renee), is a high school senior and aspiring dance major confronted suddenly with a life-changing shift. Her mother converts to Islam ... more

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Pájaros de Verano (Birds of Passage) | Friday, Oct. 19 @ 3:30 p.m. | Avalon Theater | The first full day of the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival program is packed with 29 films across the event's 8 venues. more

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Science Fair | Thursday, Oct. 18 @ 7 p.m. | Oriental Theatre Main | The 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. with one of two showings of Science Fair, directed by Milwaukee native Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster more

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Some 300 films from many nations and genres will be screened during the 10th annual Milwaukee Film Festival. more

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