Thought-provoking, timely, creative, and enlightening, Milwaukee Film’s annual Education Screenings during the Milwaukee Film Festival are sure to inspire! Education Screenings take place on weekday mornings at the Landmark Oriental Theatre on Milwaukee’s East Side. Tickets are only $1 per student! Participating teachers receive curriculum packets for the films that indicate the Common Core State Standards the screenings and activities meet. See below for information about our 2015 film selections. We plan to begin accepting reservations for the 2016 Education Screenings program in May 2016. Email email@example.com if you’d like to receive notification when we open reservations.
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2015 EDUCATION SCREENINGS FILMS
1st – 3rd Grade Screening:
Animals! – A Shorts Program
Who knew there was so much we could learn from our furry (feathered, striped, spotted, and prickly) friends? Join us for a thrilling lineup of engaging animated and live action short films where we’ll learn about values like sharing, teamwork, and acceptance, as well as about some of our animal neighbors.
Ben’s mother mysteriously disappeared when he was a small boy, leaving him, his sister Saoirse, and their father behind. But when Saoirse turns out to be a selkie - a mythical being who can transform into a seal - brother and sister find themselves on a magical quest to reunite their family in this Oscar-nominated animated Irish feature from the team behind The Secret of Kells.
Meet Paraguay’s Recycled Orchestra, a group of tweens and their tenacious director who serenade audiences worldwide with instruments made of garbage. When natural disaster strikes, the orchestra helps bring hope into the flooded homes of their families and neighbors. Landfill Harmonic tells the captivating tale of the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.
T-REX is an intimate coming-of-age documentary about a new kind of American heroine. From the impoverished streets of Flint, Michigan, we follow Claressa “T-Rex” Shields on her journey to compete in the first ever women’s Olympic boxing tournament. Claressa’s ferocity is unmistakable as she navigates adversity both in the ring and in her own home.
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