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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

There were many questions last fall regarding the fact that there was no Milwaukee International Film Festival. After five very successful festivals, the event came to a sudden halt. The Shepherd Express was the founder of the festival, and we have intentionally refrained from discussing this issue once it became clear that...
Thursday, May 1, 2008

An Open Letter to Bruce Murphy

I’ll start at the beginning- with your title: “Film Festival in Danger?” At no point in your article do you maintain that the Film Festival is actually in danger of being suspended. And rightly so- there will absolutely be a 2008 Milwaukee International Film Festival, and 2009, 2010, 2011- you get the idea. You do a great disservice to the tens of thousands of Festival attendees when you suggest that the Festival will not take place. Milwaukee’s Future Foundation has not “shut off funding” of the Festival, and there will always be plenty of funding for such a great event- and one so important to Milwaukee’s stature as a city with offerings every bit as diverse as Chicago or Minneapolis.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Crossroads for MIFF

The Milwaukee International Film Festival (MIFF) finished its fifth season last year with another round of record-breaking ticket sales. Rarely have I ever seen consensus on any issue, but there seems to be a virtually unanimous opinion that the Milwaukee International Film Festival has been a great addition to the city and is an institution that’s here to stay. We certainly hope it’s here to stay. But MIFF is at a crossroads. There are going to be changes that we all hope will help the festival grow and not spin out of control and crash and burn. Here, I want to lay out the history of the festival and then explain the crossroads it is facing.
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008
Beach Blast: The Star of Hope Foundation (SOHF) threw a fab South Beach Gala at the Wisconsin Club, complete with a rum tasting room, Floridian food by Chef Al and upbeat music by Michael Drake and the No Tan Lines Band.