- Film Guide
Have you ever considered taking your students on a field trip to the movies? Milwaukee Film’s education screenings are a great way to expose students to different cultures and inspire their imaginations!
We are not currently accepting reservations for 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival Education Screenings. Check back in late summer for more information on films and dates. Questions in the mean time? Contact Education Director Susan Kerns: firstname.lastname@example.org
Milwaukee Film’s education screenings are a great way to expose students to different cultures and inspire their imaginations! As part of the annual Milwaukee Film Festival, the Milwaukee Children’s Film Festival presents inspiring, beautiful, and thoughtful films that raise the bar for Milwaukee youth multicultural programming.
Education screenings incorporate curriculum for areas such as:
Education screenings include a trip to the Oriental Theatre and post-screening discussions with filmmakers or media educators. Participating teachers receive film-related curriculum packets, which include the Wisconsin Model Academic and Common Core State Standards that screenings and activities meet.
2012 Screening Dates (all begin at 9:30am)
$1 per student if attending with a class.
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2012 Education Screening Films
Alfie, the Little Werewolf
(grades 1 - 3)
Shy, sweet Alfie morphs into a fluffy, howling werewolf the night of his seventh birthday. Under the full moon’s glow, he chases ducks through the neighborhood. Though he returns to normal the next morning, he vows to hide his wolfy ways as another full moon approaches. An excellent choice for young viewers and Halloween fans, this film, based on a book by Paul van Loon, imparts valuable lessons about being oneself.
NOTE: An actor will read subtitles for this film, while students also have the chance to practice their reading skills.
(grades 4 - 6)
This wildly inventive film is built around an unfinished painting and the three kinds of characters who live in it: the complete Allduns, the half-finished Halvies, and the undeveloped Sketchies. Convinced of their superiority, the Allduns assert their power over the other two groups. But a band of misfits, desperate for harmony, leave the painting in search of The Painter who made them.
At I.S. 318, a junior high in Brooklyn, no one lives like royalty - except for the chess club. As the school's squad pursues its 27th national title amidst pending budget cuts to their program, the camera follows five members of the team as they study, practice, and play chess. This inspiring documentary affirming the value of after-school programs will have you cheering for these undeniably charming chessmasters.
Art isn't just a means of personal expression for China's Ai Weiwei. He uses it to cultivate joy, explore the public consciousness, and ignite political action. The subversive nature of his work has led Chinese authorities to shut down his blog, beat him, bulldoze his newly built studio, and hold him under secret detention. Unprecedented access allows the viewer to witness it all firsthand and explore his creative process.
If you have any questions, contact Susan Kerns, Milwaukee Film Education Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 755-1965 ext 203