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Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

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

Audiences couldn’t muster much excitement for Michel Gondry’s latest film, Be Kind Rewind, a comedy that promised silly, visually innovative recreations of classic films but instead mostly offered a surprisingly sentimental look at an economically disadvantaged neighborhood. Though Jack Black and . . .
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

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

Physical comedy and pointed propaganda collide in Heave Ho!, a 1934 Polish comedy that is the UWM Union Theatre’s final installment in its “Modernity and Tradition: Film in Interwar Central Europe” series. In the film, which screenings for free tonight at 7 p.m., Czech burlesque entertainers Voskovec and Werich pair . . .
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

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

The latest screening in the UWM Union Theatre’s “Modernity and Tradition: Film in Interwar Central Europe” series will be a wake up call for anybody who believes America invented the romantic comedy with stars like Meg Ryan and Julia Roberts. The 1935 Hungarian film Address Unknown is a slight, feel . . .
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 . . .
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.
Monday, March 31, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

The UWM Union Theatre hosts a free screening of the somber 1991 historical drama Daughters of the Dust tonight at 7 p.m. Set in 1902, the film follows a band of African slaves living on islands off the coast of Georgia as they struggle to preserve their native folk traditions.
Friday, March 28, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

In 1977, Milwaukee filmmaker James Benning recorded 60 one-minute shots of the city’s landscapes, buildings and, to a lesser extent, its people, for a film called One Way Boogie Woogie. Twenty-seven years later he returned to essentially remake the film, revisiting the same views. Taken together, these two films, One . . .
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

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 Inodonesian sulfur mine, a Nigerian slaughterhouse . . .

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