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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 . . .
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008

Vicky and Cristina Abroad

For the fourth in a series of films made outside of his beloved New York, Woody Allen moves from Great Britain to sunnier climes. Set in Spain, Vicky Cristina Barcelona is an ocean away from his mature Manhattan comedies geographically, but emotionally it might as well be just across the Hudson. A rueful examination of love, desire and the impossibility of achieving happiness, VCB unfolds in a dreamy Europe where everyone is a poet or a thinker and great conversations spark to life around copious glasses of wine even in the humblest cafs.
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

A cannabis comedy

If you smoke dope too often and for too long, you'll wind up acting like one-a dope, that is. The comedy Smiley Face is a day in the discombobulated life of Jane, a twentysomething pothead and wannabe actress who can't face the morning, or the afternoon and evening, without sucking on her bong. Her already precarious grip on everyday reality slips away entirely when she accidentally gobbles down a half-dozen pot-laced cupcakes in her refrigerator. Jane panics, not because the buzz inside her brain has grown louder than ever, but because . . .
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

A comedy of drama

Satire always needs a target, and the funniest satires usually have several. Hamlet 2 shoots widely but aims mostly at one social problem and one personality type.
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008

Clichs, Chills and Gore

Asia has become fertile ground for horror films. A steady parade of such movies from the Far East have been poached by Hollywood, gutted of their subtlety in clumsy adaptations and pushed into multiplexes, mostly to little acclaim. Remade from a recent South Korean film, Mirrors is the latest among the mediocre-bad attempts to transpose an Asian supernatural sensibility into an American popcorn flick. Kiefer Sutherland stars as Ben, a troubled ex-NYPD detective relieved of duty following a fatal shooting. Popping prescription medication to fight his alcoholic
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008

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

A handful of recent documentaries have explored the intersection between faith and homosexuality, but few have been as daring as 2007’s A Jihad for Love, a bold documentary, filmed in secret in 12 different countries, about Islam’s stance on sexuality. It screens tonight at 7 p.m. at the UWM Union Theatre as part . . .
Monday, Sept. 8, 2008

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

The UWM Union Theatre’s LGBT Film/Video festival continues tonight with a double-feature paying homage to filmmaker Derek Jarman, whose often-shocking films became more aggressively pro-gay rights throughout the years. At 7 p.m., a2008 documentary Derek . . .
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008

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

The UWM Union Theatre continues its LGBT Film/Video Festival today with several screenings, including a 7 p.m. screening of XXY, a 2007 Argentinean drama about Alex, a 15-year-old girl born with both female and male sex characteristics. Alex’s life becomes even more confusing when she begins a relationship with . . .