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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Film draws strength from nuanced acting

In Sound of My Voice, Maggie is the beguiling leader of a doomsday cult with an unusual spin on the future...
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Genevieve Davis' new docudrama Secret Life, Secret Death uncovers her grandmother's experience in the seedy underworld of 1920s gangland Chicago from years of family secrecy. The story includes her grandmother's involvement in bootlegging and...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
In an era dominated by homogenous multiplex theaters with cookie-cutter interiors and stadium seating, Milwaukee’s Oriental Theatre is a rare gift that cinephiles, architectural aficionados and historians alike revere. The story of the Oriental begins with two Irish brothers named John...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Jan. 15, The Super Noble Brothers @ The Oriental Theatre, 7 p.m. One of the biggest crowd pleasers at the 2007 Milwaukee International Film Festival, Mark Escribano’s longitudinal documentary The Super Noble Brothers follows a fraternal trio of staples from the Milwaukee arts and music scene as they...
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 . . .
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008

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

The UWM Union Theatre’s LGBT Film/Video Festival continues today with many screenings, including a 7 p.m. showing of what promises to be one of its most popular offerings. The 2007 comedy Butch Jamie follows a butch lesbian struggling with her acting career. She finds unlikely success, however, when she passes . . .
Friday, Sept. 5, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theater - 5 p.m.

The LGBT Film/Video Festival continues today with three screenings at the UWM Union Theatre: It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But the Society in Which He Lives, a 1971 Germany “educational” relic at 5 p.m.; The New World, a French drama about a lesbian couple debating having a child at 7 p.m., and YOU . . .
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008

Tonight @ the Oriental Theatre

The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival kicks off its 10-day run tonight with a 7:30 p.m. screening at the Oriental Theatre of Were the World Mine, a critically beloved comedic musical fantasy about a long-suffering gay boy whose luck changes for the better when he is cast as Puck in his high school’s production . . .
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008

Underage Students Scrounge For Entertainment

Kevin Christensen had heard promising talk about Milwaukee’s music scene and was eager to take in as many local bands as possible when he enrolled in UW-Milwaukee as a freshman last year. He was in store for a letdown.