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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tonight @ the Charles Allis Art Museum - 7:30 p.m.

The Charles Allis Art Museum presents another classic film about a first lady tonight as part of its series of historical biographies, but most of those who attend tonight’s 7:30 p.m. screening of The President’s Lady, a 1953 bio-pic about Rachel Jackson, will likely be less interested in Susan Hayward’s top-billed performance
Monday, April 21, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 p.m.

There’s an uncomfortable misogyny to later-day Spike Lee films like She Hate Me, but Lee’s first major film, 1986’s She’s Gotta Have It, approached female sexuality in a manner truly progressive for the time. Tracy Camilla Johns plays a woman in control of her sexuality, happily dating three very different men. The UWM . . .
Sunday, April 20, 2008

Today @ the Times Cinema - 1:30 p.m.

Jimmy Stewart was never more charismatic—of, for that matter, creepier—than he was in Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1954 thriller. Stewart plays a wheelchair-bound photographer who… well, you know the plot already. The Times Cinema screens the film this afternoon at 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tibetan women on the Buddha path

Mainland China has been in denial over Tibet ever since Mao’s army invaded the mountainous theocracy. Communist China consistently denied that Tibet was a nation with a distinct history. China denied the aspirations of Tibetans after forcing them to endure mass murder, cultural genocide and the colonization of their country by Chinese immigrants. China denies all these things, but reality keeps poking the Beijing regime in the eye. The recent rioting and worldwide protests are not the prelude Mainland China had scripted for the Beijing Olympic Games. With the Chinese . . .
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

Using loads of found footage—as well as creating some of his own new footage on the cheap—experimental filmmaker Craig Baldwin created an epic visual collage/mind-trip for his latest project, Mock Up on Mu, an oddball science fiction/western/outer space fantasy loosely based on historic events. The . . .
Monday, April 14, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

A pair of films tonight shown at a free 7 p.m. screening at the UWM Union Theatre examine the black gay identity. In the 1990 documentary Tongues Untied, filmmaker Marlon Riggs gives a personal and historical account of what it’s like to be a black homosexual, while the 1989 documentary Looking for Langston . . .
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

When a Peruvian schoolteacher’s high-ranking fianc is murdered, she partners with an unlikely journalist to fish out—and ultimately take revenge on—the person responsible. Violent, brutal and chilling realistic, the 2006 Peruvian thriller Black Butterfly screens tonight at 7 p.m. as part of the UWM Union . . .
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

The title role of Erendira Ikikunari is one that Mel Gibson might have considered playing himself, if only it weren’t a stretch to cast the aging epic-film actor as a young, beautiful Mexican woman. When Spanish conquistadors invade her country, Erendira turns badass, stealing a horse and fighting them off in this 2006 action . . .
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

UWM Union Theatre’s Latin American Film Festival continues tonight with a free 7 p.m. screening of the 2007 drama Cochochi. Two young brothers leading indigenous lives in the Sierra Tarahumara region of Mexico go against their grandfather’s wishes and borrow his horse to deliver some medicine to a far-off . . .
Monday, April 7, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

The UWM Union Theatre continues its Latin American film festival tonight with a free 7 p.m. screening of the 2006 Bolivian blockbuster comedy, Who Killed The White Llama? It’s a screwball romp about a couple of characters, who for ridiculous reasons, have to smuggle a rare llama across the border.

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