THE BELOW INFORMATION IS FOR OUR PUBLIC FORUMS PANELS DURING THE 2015 MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL. STAY TUNED FOR INFORMATION ABOUT 2016 AS THE FESTIVAL APPROACHES!
Sponsored by: Milwaukee Business Journal
All Public Forums events are free and open to the public, however advance tickets will be available from our box office to reserve your seat as space is limited. Unless otherwise indicated below, all panels will be held at Kenilworth Square East (1915 E. Kenilworth Pl) in room 620 on the 6th floor (KSE 620). Enter the building through the doors on the east side of the walkway between the buildings off the south side of Kenilworth Pl and take the elevator to the 6th floor.
KEYNOTE: STATE OF CINEMA
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 | NOON | KSE 620
Join us for our annual lecture on the “State of Cinema,” delivered by Michael Phillips, film critic for the Chicago Tribune. Phillips, a native of Racine, co-hosted At the Movies with Richard Roeper and, later, A.O. Scott. More recently he served as guest host for Turner Classic Movies. He appears monthly on the popular podcast Filmspotting. He came to the Tribune from the Los Angeles Times. Click here to reserve your spot.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 | 2 PM | KSE 620
To prime our audience on the cinematic and cultural context of our Passport: Sweden program, Prof. Ursula Lindqvist (Gustavus Adolphus College) presents a talk on the movements and ideas of contemporary Swedish film. Prof. Lindqvist - who teaches Scandinavian cinema and Swedish language - will bring further depth and texture to our on-screen experience of this charming, surprising land. Click here to reserve your spot.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 | 2 PM | KSE 620
Addressing concerns stemming from several films (30 Seconds Away: Breaking the Cycle, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Cincinnati Goddamn, Peace Officer) our panelists discuss the status of community-police relations in Milwaukee and the actions being taken to rebuild trust and safety by both citizens and officers. Click here to reserve your spot.
Faith Kohler, Director, 30 Seconds Away: Breaking the Cycle
Dr. Kimberly Hassell, Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Damien Smith, District 5 Youth Organizer, Safe & Sound
Fred Royal, President, NAACP - Milwaukee Branch
Steven Spingola, Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice, Gateway Technical College and Waukesha County Technical College
IN FOCUS: YOUTH ACTIVISM IN MILWAUKEE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 | 5 PM | KSE 620
To celebrate and explore the type of positive action demonstrated by the subjects of Romeo Is Bleeding, we invite you to experience the diverse actions for peace currently undertaken by this all-youth panel of Milwaukee activists sharing their stories. Click here to reserve your spot.
Dasha Kelly, Founder, Still Waters Collective
EDUCATION REFORM: PRAXIS AND POLICY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 | 3 PM | KSE 620
Two groups of experts bring local perspective to the innovations in education encouraged by the film Most Likely to Succeed. The first set of presenters will demonstrate some of the inspired ways that educators are working to engage students right here in Milwaukee. Then, a group of educational policy experts discuss some of the possibilities for rethinking school throughout our city and state. Click here to reserve your spot.
JOE YEADO | Senior Researcher, Public Policy Forum