Thought-provoking, timely, creative, and enlightening, this year’s Education Screenings at the Milwaukee Film Festival are sure to inspire! If you haven’t signed up for the 2015 Education Screenings yet, do so soon because seats will fill up quickly!
Education Screenings take place 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.
Grades 1 – 3 Screenings: Tues, Sept 29 (WAIT-LIST ONLY), Wed, Sept 30 (WAIT-LIST ONLY), and Thurs, Oct 8 (WAIT-LIST ONLY)
Grades 4 – 6 Screenings: Mon, Sept 28 and Wed, Oct 7
Grades 6 – 8 Screenings: Thurs, Oct 1 (WAIT-LIST ONLY) and Mon, Oct 5
Grades 9 – 12 Screenings: Fri, Oct 2 (WAIT-LIST ONLY) and Tues, Oct 6
All Education Screenings will start promptly at 10:00 AM.
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.
Milwaukee Film’s Education Screenings are generously supported by: