- Film Guide
For MFF 2012, Milwaukee Film presented a series of panel discussions about a variety of topics, featuring speakers from all parts of the film world. All panels were free and open to the public.
All Panels are FREE and open to the public.
J. HOBERMAN KEYNOTE ADDRESS
STATE OF CINEMA IN THE 21ST CENTURY: FILM AFTER FILM
SUNDAY, SEPT 30, 2012 | 1:00 PM | DOWNER THEATRE
Co-presented by UWM’s Center for 21st Century Studies, this talk explores the shifting contexts and future of film and film criticism after 9/11. J. Hoberman questions how the change in film’s medium (from photographic film to digital “film”) affects cinema in the new millennium.
New York born and raised, Hoberman attended college at SUNY- Binghamton where he cemented his relationship with cutting-edge film, by working with experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs, among others. Hoberman published his first Village Voice review (David Lynch’s Eraserhead) in 1977. He joined the paper as a staff writer in 1983 and became its senior film critic in 1988.
Although this is a free event, it will be ticketed. Tickets can be ordered at any Milwaukee Film box office or online here. After the lecture, join us at Boswell Books for a book signing of Hoberman’s Film After Film: (Or, What Became of 21st Century Cinema?). Milwaukee Film Members get 10% off Hoberman’s book at the event.
CHINESE CINEMA IN A TRANSNATIONAL FRAME
SATURDAY, SEPT 29, 2012 | 1:00 PM | Kenilworth Square East | Room 640
Part of our Passport: China program, this discussion will focus on the complexities of defining contemporary Chinese cinema. From nationality to language, ethnicity, and culture, the lenses that can define Chinese cinema sometimes overlap but often compete. Further complicating this definition are how Taiwanese, Hong Kong and diaspora filmmakers working in China fit in, as well as the increasing transnational co-productions.
Dr. Jian Xu | Associate Professor, UW-Milwaukee
Dr. Jennifer Feeley | Assistant Professor, University of Iowa
FILM DISTRO 101
SATURDAY, SEPT 29, 2012 | 3:00 PM | KSE 640
How to get your film in front of an audience via festivals, theatrical runs, DVDs, VODs, and more.
Silke Cole | Film Distribution Consultant
Xan Aranda | Kartemquin Films, Director of Andrew Bird: A Fever Year
Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes | Directors and Producers of We’re Not Broke
Andrew Carlin | Head of Theatrical Sales and Acquisitions, Music Box Film
Karen Roberts | CEO, KLR Entertainment; former Senior Vice President Acquisitions, Entertainment Studios
ACCESS AND ETHICS IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
SATURDAY, OCT 6, 2012 | 1:00 PM | KSE 640
A discussion of how documentarians gain access to subjects and ethical issues therein.
Janet Fitch | New Moon Productions
Brad Lichtenstein | Director of As Goes Janesville
Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross | Directors of Tchoupitoulas
Maureen Ryan | Producer, Wisconsin Death Trip; Re-creations Producer, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
Vanessa Yuille | Director of An American Contradiction
WORK IN PROGRESS FORUM
SATURDAY, OCT 6, 2012 | 3:00 PM | Kenilworth Square East | Room 640
A lively and informative sneak peek at several in-progress films
from Wisconsin filmmakers.
Debra McClutchy | Oscilloscope Pictures
Lilly Czarnecki Coyle | Grandmother
Bruce Gibb | US Festival 1982: The US Generation
Erik Ljung | Saving Sydney HiH
Manny Marquez | Psychopath
Sitora Takanaev | The Misadventures of the Homeless Handyman (working title)
THREE A-HOLES TALK ABOUT WEB VIDEOS
SATURDAY, OCT 6, 2012 | 7:00 PM | Y-NOT III TAVERN (1854 E. KENILWORTH PL.)
Making a film career on the Internet. (Ages 21+ only)
Kara Mulrooney | Gal Friday Films
Jay Bauman and Mike Stoklasa | RedLetterMedia
Jack Packard | Funny or Die
FINANCING YOUR FILM
SUNDAY, OCT 7, 2012 | 2:00 PM | Kenilworth Square East | Room 640
How to finance your film using everything from crowdfunding and grant programs to Angel Investors and other revenue streams.
Mark Foote | Flexible Films, LLC
Ildi Toth Davy | Managing Director, Altadena Films
Terry Green | Director of No God No Master
Erin Sorenson | President, Third Stage Consulting, Inc.
Michael Raisler | Executive Producer of Beasts of the Southern Wild, Creative Director at Cinereach
SUNDAY, OCT 7, 2012 | 5:00 PM | KSE 640
Following the matinee of The Jeffrey Dahmer Files, a discussion about how the case changed the city’s social, political, and cultural terrain.
Chris James Thompson | Director of The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
Dr. Joe Austin | Associate Professor of History, UW-Milwaukee
James E. Causey | Columnist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dr. Pat Kennedy | Former homicide detective, Milwaukee Police Department; key interrogator in the Dahmer investigation
Jerome Smith | Open Door Cafe
MKE AT RISK: AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
WEDNESDAY, OCT 10, 2012 | 7:30 PM | KSE 640
Inspired by the documentary Brooklyn Castle, and in conjunction with the Public Policy Forum’s multi-part research initiative, this panel considers challenges for Milwaukee’s after-school programs.
Alan Borsuk | Senior Fellow in Law and Public Policy, Marquette University Law School
Norma Balentine | Director of Youth Programs, Safe & Sound, Inc.
Mariell Johnson | City on a Hill
Brian Litzsey | Recreation Coordinator, Milwaukee Public Schools
Denisha Tate | Chief Operations Officer, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee