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09.11.2014 | 19 days ago | Posted at 08:49 AM

Tickets on Sale for 2014 Festival

By David Luhrssen
At this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival, it’s a short walk from the Sept. 25 opening night film to the opening night party. Screening at the Oriental Landmark Theatre, 1971 is a documentary about the Edward Snowdens of the analogue era—a group of activists who exposed an FBI surveillance scheme in the early ‘70s. Director Johanna Hamilton is scheduled to attend. The party is just around the...
09.24.2014 | 6 days ago | Posted at 02:03 PM

Rock Star Film Debuts at Milwaukee Film

By David Luhrssen
John Ridley is the great success story to come out of Milwaukee in recent years. The writer-director earned an Oscar for his carefully calibrated screenplay, 12 Years a Slave. He returns with a dramatization of a year in the life of Jimi Hendrix, Jimi: All Is By My Side, which received its local premiere at this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival. Most musical “bio pics,” to use an ugly phras...
09.08.2014 | 22 days ago | Posted at 05:54 PM

15 Days, 150 Feature Films

By David Luhrssen
By some reports, the box office for Hollywood was down 15-20 percent this summer. Are audiences getting sick of seeing the same old heroes escaping from rolling fireballs when they aren’t saving the universe from inside a Spandex jumpsuit? Could competition from Netflix or even YouTube be eroding moviegoing? Fortunately, there are alternatives to tiresome blockbusters as w...
08.14.2014 | 47 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Two of the great newer additions to the Milwaukee Film Festival have been its Sound Vision music documentary series and the festival's corresponding post-screening music series at Hotel Foster, Soundtrack. Today the festival revealed the lineups for both. This year's Sound Vision series features documentaries on Nick Cave, Fela Kuti and The Mekons, as well as films about the gender-neutral singer-...
08.20.2013 | | Posted at 01:18 PM

Here's the complete Sound Vision lineup, along with the nightly Soundtrack schedule

By Shepherd Express Staff
Music documentaries have always been a staple of the Milwaukee Film Festival, but it wasn't until last year that the festival spun them off into their own program, Sound Vision. That program will return for this year's fest with a fresh lineup of inspiring documentaries about musicians you've barely heard of and bittersweet ones about musicians you have, including the acclaimed Big Star documentar...
02.27.2014 | | Posted at 07:00 AM
By Kevin Mueller
With each passing year, opportunities to gather friends and family around the television to watch something collectively seem to diminish rapidly. Monumental must-see moments rarely occur over the airwaves anymore, and if they do, they’re more widely watched on the Internet rather than in its original setting. Still, there remain a few television events, the kind that diverts viewers’ eyes awa...
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
 Tune In: More than a thousand partiers visited the opening of the spectacular new Third Ward digs of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. Executive Director Mary Louise
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
 Movie Madness: Opening night of the fifth annual Milwaukee Film Festival brought out the usual cast of a thousand-plus. After the initial film, Break Up Man, cinema fans flooded Discovery World

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