After opening scenes around the kitchen tables of their homes, the two very different teenage girls at the heart of Tracks finally meet in the girls-room mirror at school. They don’t like what they see at first, but find each other again through the Internet and become fast friends.
Catherine (Amanda J. Hull) comes from a solid though not entirely perfect upper-middle-class family where mom takes an interest and sets expectations. Claire (Rebecca Rose Phillips) is lowermiddle-class; her mom snarls at her from across the room. When Claire is called . . .
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 . . .
The UWM Union Theatre kicks of its week-long Latin American Film Series tonight with a free 7 p.m. screening of XXY, a 2007 drama about Alex, a 15-year-old girl born with both female and male sex characteristics. Alex’s already difficult life becomes even more confusing when she begins a relationship with . . .
Filmmaker Karl Kels stops by the UWM Union Theatre tonight for a free, 7 p.m. screening of several of his films as part of a program called “Zoopraxia: The Films of Karl Kels.” For his documentaries, Kels sets his camera on captive animals, capturing both stark, black and white images of daily life in a zoo and a warmer . . .
The Los Angeles alternative-pop band We The Living plays an 8 p.m. show at UWM tonight. Their latest album, Heights of The Heavens, is filled with grand Death Cab for Cutie and Snow Patrol-styled ballads perfect for sad “American Idol” montages, prom slow dances and “The O.C.” compilations, if “The O.C.” were . . .
The title of Michael Glawogger’s chilling 2005 documentary Workingman’s Death is meant to be taken literally: It’s not about the death of the working class, but rather some of the world’s most dangerous—and deadliest—jobs. Without narration, Glawogger films workers in an Indonesian sulfur . . .
The title of Michael Glawogger’s chilling 2005 documentary Workingman’s Death is meant to be taken literally: It’s not about the death of the working class, but rather some of the world’s most dangerous—and deadliest—jobs. Without narration, Glawogger films workers in a Inodnesian sulfur mine . . .
Three Wisconsin college papers, including the Marquette Tribune, are under attack from an anti-abortion group upset that their ad was denied. The ad is described by the La Crosse Tribune as this: The ad, showing a college-age male and female, reads “Be good to yourself over spring break. Make smart choices the night before ... that way you won’t have any emergencies to deal with the morning ...