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Monday, Sept. 15, 2008

Exiled in America

The Exiles is a window to a world that time has shut forever. Nowadays it might be called a "docudrama," but Mackenzie was determined to avoid imposing his own perspective and plotline. The Exiles was a collaboration between him and a small knot of American Indians who portrayed themselves, scripted their dialogue and helped devise a scenario that amounts to a dusk-to-dawn account of their lives . . .
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008

The Coens lighten up

After winning Oscars with the unrelentingly grim No Country For Old Men, the Coen brothers lighten up a little for Burn After Reading. Their new film traverses territory more familiar to the filmmakers. Here, death doesn't descend in the form of an enigmatic hit man who tosses coins for the lives he encounters.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008

Tonight @ UWM Union Theatre - 7 p.m.

You’ve got to hand it to Charlie Chaplin. Although he clung tightly to his loveable “Tramp” character, when he broke from it, he really broke from it. In 1947’s black comedy Monsieur Verdoux, which screens tonight for free at 7 p.m. at the UWM Union Theatre, he played an out of work banker who decides to support his wife and kids...
Friday, Sept. 19, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 9 p.m.

You’ve got to hand it to Charlie Chaplin. Although he clung tightly to his loveable “Tramp” character, when he broke from it, he really broke from it. In 1947’s black comedy Monsieur Verdoux, which screens tonight for free at 9 p.m. at the UWM Union Theatre, he played an out of work banker who decides to support his wife and kids...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008

Tonight @ Discovery World - 7 p.m.

Chosen Towns, a clever new documentary by UWM students about the difficulties that small-town Jews face in Wisconsin, will debut on Milwaukee Public Television on Oct. 15, but the Discovery World will host a preview screening tonight at 7 p.m. for those who want to catch a sneak peek. The film interviews nine Jewish families trying to practice their faith in towns where no real Jewish community exists.
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7 p.m.

An Afghan taxi driver beaten to death by the American military is the starting point for the 2007 documentary Taxi to the Dark Side, a somber exploration of U.S. military torture tactics and policies that screens tonight at the UWM Union Theatre. Directed by Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room documentarian...
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7 p.m.

An Afghan taxi driver beaten to death by the American military is the starting point for the 2007 documentary Taxi to the Dark Side, a somber exploration of U.S. military torture tactics and policies that screens . . .
Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008

Today @ the Oriental Theatre - 10 a.m.

Returning for its second season today at 10 p.m. at the Oriental Theatre is the Key Sunday Cinema Club, the Milwaukee chapter of a film network that meets once or twice a month on Sunday mornings to view advance screenings of upcoming films, with an emphasis on independent and art films. Club members have . . .
Friday, Sept. 12, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre 7 p.m.

Amid the backdrop of apartheid-ridden 1950s South African, two women, one of them trapped in a joyless marriage, fall in love in the 2007 British romantic drama The World Unseen. Heralded by critics for its tense scene setting, the film screens tonight at 7 p.m. at the UWM Union Theater. It’s one . . .
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7 p.m.

Perhaps the most poignant of all documentaries screening at this year’s LGBT Film/Video Festival, Jerusalem Is Proud to Present, which plays tonight at 7 p.m. at the UWM Union Theatre, follows a crew of idealistic LGBT organizers as they attempt to throw a World Pride event in Jerusalem—an undertaking that . . .

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