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Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008

A comedy of job loss

Most Americans have decided that outsourcing has gotten out of hand, especially after it became a bland euphemism for exporting large numbers of jobs overseas. Anxiety over outsourcing is mounting lately, even in relatively high-level professions such as banking.
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008

Not-so-classic remake

Imagine the shock: Mary is having her nails done at Saks when her babbling manicurist bumbles into a monologue on infidelity involving Crystal, the girl at the store's perfume counter, and a respected Wall Street investment broker. Before the conversation is over, Mary realizes that the broker isn't just some name from the business pages of the Times. He's Steve, her husband of 13 years.
Monday, Sept. 15, 2008

Exiled in America

The Exiles is a window to a world that time has shut forever. Nowadays it might be called a "docudrama," but Mackenzie was determined to avoid imposing his own perspective and plotline. The Exiles was a collaboration between him and a small knot of American Indians who portrayed themselves, scripted their dialogue and helped devise a scenario that amounts to a dusk-to-dawn account of their lives . . .
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008

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

George W. Bush’s fumbled war in Iraq has prompted no shortage of critical documentaries, but one of the most cutting is No End In Sight, which screens tonight and tomorrow night at the UWM Union Theatre. Unlike other films, which dissect Bush’s perplexing and misleading rationale for the war, this one focuses on the failed...
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008

Tonight @ UWM Union Theatre - 7 p.m.

You’ve got to hand it to Charlie Chaplin. Although he clung tightly to his loveable “Tramp” character, when he broke from it, he really broke from it. In 1947’s black comedy Monsieur Verdoux, which screens tonight for free at 7 p.m. at the UWM Union Theatre, he played an out of work banker who decides to support his wife and kids...
Friday, Sept. 19, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 9 p.m.

You’ve got to hand it to Charlie Chaplin. Although he clung tightly to his loveable “Tramp” character, when he broke from it, he really broke from it. In 1947’s black comedy Monsieur Verdoux, which screens tonight for free at 9 p.m. at the UWM Union Theatre, he played an out of work banker who decides to support his wife and kids...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008

Tonight @ Discovery World - 7 p.m.

Chosen Towns, a clever new documentary by UWM students about the difficulties that small-town Jews face in Wisconsin, will debut on Milwaukee Public Television on Oct. 15, but the Discovery World will host a preview screening tonight at 7 p.m. for those who want to catch a sneak peek. The film interviews nine Jewish families trying to practice their faith in towns where no real Jewish community exists.
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

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

An Afghan taxi driver beaten to death by the American military is the starting point for the 2007 documentary Taxi to the Dark Side, a somber exploration of U.S. military torture tactics and policies that screens tonight at the UWM Union Theatre. Directed by Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room documentarian...
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008

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

An Afghan taxi driver beaten to death by the American military is the starting point for the 2007 documentary Taxi to the Dark Side, a somber exploration of U.S. military torture tactics and policies that screens . . .
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 . . .

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