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All panels are free and open to the public. Weekend panels will be held in the Back Room at Colectivo Coffee (2211 N. Prospect Ave.). The panel on Monday, September 29, will be held at Marquette University’s Eckstein Hall (1215 W. Michigan St.).
Note: These panels were featured during MFF 2014. To keep up to date with Milwaukee Film, sign up for our newsletter.
KEYNOTE: STATE OF CINEMA
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 | NOON | COLECTIVO PROSPECT
Join us for our annual lecture on the “State of Cinema,” delivered by Wesley Morris, film critic at Grantland.com and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism (Boston Globe). See our Tribute page in your program book (p. 36) for more information.
WORKING WITH ACTORS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 | 2:30 PM | COLECTIVO PROSPECT
Access the process of one of today’s foremost directors as Oscar nominee Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone, Stray Dog, (see p. 35 of your program book) discusses and demonstrates her process for auditioning and working with actors on set. This is not to be missed by any filmmakers who plan to cast actors or actors who want to get into films.
Due to the anticipated demand for this event, RSVPs will be required.
MEX-CINÉ: MEXICAN FILMMAKING, PRODUCTION, AND CONSUMPTION IN THE 21ST CENTURY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 | 5 PM | COLECTIVO PROSPECT
Part of our Passport: Mexico program (p. 40 in your program book), this talk by Dr. Frederick Luis Aldama, Distinguished Professor of Arts & Humanities at The Ohio State University and one of the preeminent scholars in the field, will contextualize Mexican cinema and filmmaking in light of national history and culture.
AFTER 1971: MEDIA, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION, AND THE PUBLIC’S RIGHT TO KNOW
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 | 12:15 PM | ECKSTEIN HALL, MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY
This panel extends the concerns of our Opening Night film, 1971 (p. 29 in your program book), discussing the ramifications of government surveillance, freedom of information, and media ethics in post-Snowden America.
MODERATOR MIKE GOUSHA | Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy, Marquette University Law School
DANIEL BICE | Columnist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
CHRISTA WESTERBERG | Attorney, Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council and Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
BEN WIZNER | Attorney and Director of the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, American Civil Liberties Union
MEMORY & THE ARTS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 | 5 PM | COLECTIVO PROSPECT
Following the matinee screening of Alive Inside (p. 32 in your program book), our panel will continue the conversation about the effects of art on the mind and memory from various disciplinary and artistic perspectives.
MODERATOR MARY LOUISE SCHUMACHER, Art Critic, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
NANCY ARMITAGE, Memories in the Making Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin
ANNE BASTING, Theatre Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
DIANE KNIGHT, Director of Music Therapy, Alverno College
PITCH US YOUR DOC! CONTEST
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 | NOON | COLECTIVO PROSPECT
Watch as several local filmmakers pitch their documentary film idea to a panel of industry insider judges in hopes of winning a $1,000 cash prize. Cheer them on, learn what makes a good pitch, and see what projects might be coming out of Milwaukee soon.
KIM NGUYEN, Director, War Witch (MFF 2013 Competition Award Winner)
MICHAEL RAISLER, Creative Director, Cinereach, Beasts of the Southern Wild
LAURIE SCHEER, Author, The Writer’s Advantage: A Toolkit for Mastering Your Genre (2014)
FILM FINANCING PANEL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 | 2:30 PM | COLECTIVO PROSPECT
Join our panel of visiting and local filmmakers to discuss the landscape of financing for film production. On a topic that is always of concern for independent filmmakers, this panel is sure to engage.
MKE AT RISK: FEEDING OUR COMMUNITY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 | 5 PM | COLECTIVO PROSPECT
The global vision of The Starfish Throwers (p. 57 in your program book) is made local as this panel considers the challenges of food security here in Milwaukee. Both the film and our panel aim to inspire positive action to help end hunger.
MODERATOR MITCH TEICH | Executive Producer/Co-Host, “Lake Effect,” WUWM
SHARON ADAMS | Director of Programs, Walnut Way Conservation Corp.
LARRY ADAMS | Director of Environmental Stewardship, Walnut Way Conservation Corp.
NICOLE ANGRESANO | Vice President of Community Impact, United Way of Greater Milwaukee
DR. JENNIFER JORDAN | Associate Professor of Sociology, UW-Milwaukee
YOUNG KIM | Executive Director, Fondy Food Center
SHERRIE TUSSLER | Executive Director, Hunger Task Force