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Friday, March 7, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre

Mafioso, a gorgeously shot black-and-white 1962 mafia film with a dark sense of humor, screens at the UWM Union Theatre at 7 and 9 p.m. tonight. The film follows a factory foreman who, after receiving a favor from the local don, is asked to perform a hit for mafia. As the slightly absurd plot suggests, Mafioso is . . .
Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

The UWM Union Theatre sets its eyes on 1930s Hungary tonight for the third part of its “Modernity and Tradition: Film in Interwar Central Europe” series. The short 1935 promo-documentary The Hungarian Village, at 7 p.m., takes a sugar-coated look at a small village, in hopes of enticing tourists. It’s followed at 7:15 p.m. by . . .
Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

Few photographers create images more invigorating and disorienting that Oliva Barbieri, the Italian master who, since 2003, has manipulated bird’s eye portraits and film footage of familiar cityscapes, making them look jumbled and toy-like. Tonight, as part of its . . .
Sunday, March 2, 2008

Tonight @ UWM Union Theatre - 3:00 PM

As part of its four-day series of Japanese animation films, the UWM Union Theatre screens a trio of recent new anime classics today. The 2004 film Tokyo Godfathers, about a trio of homeless people who bond after discovering an abandoned baby on Christmas Eve, kicks things off at 3 p.m. The critically heralded . . .
Friday, Feb. 29, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

As part of its four-day series of Japanese animation films, the UWM Union Theatre screens a pair of recently new Japanimation classics tonight. In Paprika, a science-fiction fantasy which screens at 7 p.m., a psychologist creates a device that lets therapists enter the dreams of their patients—a promising . . .
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

Experimental documentary filmmaker Bill Brown set his lens on the personal toll the United State’s war on immigration has taken in his latest film, The Other Side. Tonight, the UWM Union Theatre hosts a free 7 p.m. screening of The Other Side and other selections from Brown’s short-film compilation Homeland . . .
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

As part of its “Modernity and Tradition: Film in Interwar Central Europe” series, the UWM Union Theatre hosts a free 7 p.m. screening tonight of Faithless Marjika, a somber 1934 Czechoslovakian drama bout infidelity. It’ll screen accompanied by a short Polish film on the traditional Kujawiak dance . . .
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008

Today @ the UWM Union Theatre

This afternoon at 1 p.m., the UWM Union Theatre hosts a free screening of Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle, a 2007 film from director Simon Miller and the first-ever Scottish Gaelic feature. In the story a young boy searches for answers regarding the deaths of his parents with assistance from his aging . . .
Monday, Feb. 11, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

The UWM Union Theatre’s ongoing 2008 Festival of Films in French isn’t all glamorous shots of gorgeous people strolling through scenic Paris. Many of the selections take a look at the country’s bleaker side. For instance, Wesh, Wesh, What’s Going On?, a 2005 drama that screens at 7 p.m., follows an immigrant family living . . .
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 5:00 PM

In 1967, French icon Catherine Deneuve starred in a sensational drama called Belle de Jour, about a housewife who, although disinterested in sex with her husband, takes on a day job as a prostitute. Thirty-eight years later, actor Michel Piccoli reprised his role from that film for a sinister 2006 sequel/homage from director Manoel de Oliveira called Belle Toujours. Tonight, as part of its Festival of Films in French, the UWM Union

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