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Director Steve Burrows discusses his documentary and the Milwaukee Film Festival screening. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

As part of the Milwaukee Film Festival’s Cinema Hooligante program, the Hitchcock classic, The Birds, will be screened at the Oriental Theatre on Oct. 22. Read more

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The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival struggles to remain afloat due to the Milwaukee International Film Festival, but it remains a staple of the city’s LGBTQ community. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

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A look ahead at this year’s lineup of fact-based films. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

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. Read 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. Read more

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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 Read 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.” Read more

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

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While the Milwaukee Film Festival is offering a new GenreQueer category, the LGBT Film/Video Festival has changed its format. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

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 ... Read 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 ... Read 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 ... Read 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 ... Read more

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