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10.16.2014 | 4 days ago | Posted at 09:02 AM

Reflecting on the Best Year Yet

By David Luhrssen
The success of the Milwaukee Film Festival has long roots and has grown remarkably in recent years. But 2014 was the year of reaching critical mass. The festival seemed to be everywhere, and not only because it had expanded to seven venues. Word of the event was inescapable. Attendance shot up sixteen percent over 2013. “It’s not just ticket sales but membership,” says t...
10.09.2014 | 11 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of opinions with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we examine the state of film making in Milwaukee. The city produces plenty of short films (usually of the experimental variety), but what's holding it back from producing more feature films? And while we're on the subject of film, Matt ponders how (or if) the Milwaukee Film Festival could improv...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
 Magical Movement: The Milwaukee Ballet’s breathtaking Mirror Mirror, a world premiere by Michael Pink, was received with a well-deserved standing ovation on opening night. At a pre-show dinner at Gallerie M in the InterContinental Hotel, patrons were dining, including major donors
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
Four Thumbs Up: Seeing 11 movies over the 15-day Milwaukee Film Festival, and still wanting more, was a testament to this year’s film selection and diverse programming. B&D highlights included a midnight viewing of wildly funny and...
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Sept. 8, 2012

Though it’s only been part of WMSE’s busy calendar for four years, the WMSE Backyard BBQ has quickly...
03.25.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
One thing lifting Tracks above the level of many self-produced indie movies is the acting. Milwaukee director-writer Josh Rosenberg and his crew, including cinematographer Scott Foley, recruited their cast well and guided them ably. Several names in the credits will be familiar to local theatergoers, including Lee Ernst and James Tasse. But even the newcomers and unknowns rose to the occasion....
11.15.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
The short film Perceval is dedicated to Ingmar Bergman and no one familiar with The Seventh Seal will miss what if holds in common with the gloomy Swedish classic. Aside from the medieval setting and knightly allusions, Perceval reflects on social breakdown in a stark landscape of desolation. Directed by Milwaukee filmmaker Tate Bunker, it includes many gorgeous moments of cinematography�of bare...

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