- Film Guide
Milwaukee Film is currently seeking unpaid interns for our Programming, Education, and Development Departments!
What does this mean? Well, this means you’ll get to see first-hand just how much work goes in to planning the annual film festival you know and love, while also experiencing the inner workings of a non-profit cultural institution. And if you ever wondered how you could parlay your passion for film into an actual career, well, we can help.
Now, while these are unpaid internships, you won’t walk away empty-handed. Every intern receives a full festival pass to the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival. Plus you can earn class credit where applicable, and (like we said above) learn about the process of running an international film festival and non-profit cultural organization.
To find out which internship is right for you, click here and read the detailed descriptions of each position.
Then fill out the application. You’re also required to submit a cover letter and a one-page resume to Cara Ogburn, our Education Manager, at email@example.com. She’ll answer any questions you have, too.
The deadline to apply is Friday, January 24, 2014, and interviews will be conducted in January and February.
Blue is the Warmest Color @ Landmark Oriental Theatre (opens Fri, Dec 13)
(dir. Abdellatif Kechiche, France, 2013)
Adèle finds herself completely bored with all the dudes at her secondary school. One day, she walks past a blue-haired woman in the street, and instantly falls in love. But they don't actually meet until the blue-haired woman-- Emma-- comes to Adèle's rescue at a lesbian bar in town. It's there that their friendship begins, and quickly turns into romance. The emotionally gripping ups and downs of their relationship as years pass is what gives Blue is the Warmest Color the incredible amount of critical acclaim its received. And though the production itself was steeped in controversy, the film went on to win the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. (Bonus: It's not only the first film adapted from a graphic novel to win the award, it's also the first to win for both its director and lead actresses.)
Watch the trailer for Blue is the Warmest Color here.
The Armstrong Lie @ Landmark Downer Theatre (opens Fri, Dec 13)
(dir. Alex Gibney, USA, 2013)
Four years ago, Alex Gibney (MFF 2012, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God) joined legendary American cyclist Lance Armstrong and his entourage as the 7-time Tour de France winner returned to the sport from retirement. With unprecedented access, Gibney thought he was making the ultimate comeback story. But in 2012, he found out that his film was instead a document of one of the greatest lies in sports history. The Armstrong Lie is the result of Gibney shifting gears from a film about an American hero to a film about an American hero conning the world for almost two decades, and how unbelievable this new truth is.
Watch the trailer for The Armstrong Lie here.
Ain't Them Bodies Saints on DVD (Tue, Dec 17)
(dir. David Lowery, USA, 2013)
The 1970's Texas countryside provides the scene for this gritty Sundance sensation that tracks the collision of love and crime in the tradition of Bonnie and Clyde and Badlands. One fateful move from his pregnant wife (Rooney Mara) during an intense shootout finds a young man (Casey Affleck) staring down a 25-year jail sentence, but a daring escape finds him determined to reunite this family no matter the cost. Milwaukee native and MFF Alum David Lowery (Pioneer, MFF 2011)-- who joined us at this year's festival for a one-night-only screening of this film-- has imbued this award-winning tale of doomed love with a gritty lyricism that has drawn comparison to both Terrence Malick and Robert Altman, with stellar performances from its two leads and a terrific supporting cast that includes Ben Foster and Keith Carradine.
Watch the trailer for Ain't Them Bodies Saints here.
Student Film and Video Festival @ UWM Union Theater (Fri, Dec 13 @ 7p)
The December Milwaukee Film Members-Only Screening is... The Great Beauty.
Director Paolo Sorrentino has recently been called the new Fellini, and his film, The Great Beauty, is holding up well to that high praise. Being nominated for five European Film Awards and winning Best International Film at this year's Independent Spirit Awards, Sorrentino's film is a favorite with critics and audiences alike.
The film follows Jep, one of the literary and social elite of Rome, through the lavishness and excess of the city's nightlife. Until a "shock from the past" forces Jep - on his 65th birthday - to take a new look at the overwhelming landscape and exquisite beauty of Rome.
"A radiant work on the meaning of life ... THE GREAT BEAUTY is drop-dead gorgeous, a film that is luxuriously, seductively, stunningly cinematic. But more than intoxicating imagery is on director Paolo Sorrentino's mind, a lot more."
—The Los Angeles Times
The screening takes place on Wednesday, December 18th at 7 PM at the Landmark Oriental Theatre.
RSVP HERE to reserve your spot for the screening. Space is limited and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations close at noon on Tuesday, December 17. (If you do not receive a reply to your RSVP within 48 hours, please call me at 414-755-1965 x204.) If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Hey, Kristopher! What if I'm NOT a member, but I want to come to this and all subsequent screenings, and I want to get lots of great deals on festival tickets and merchandise, and--" Whoa! Slow down, friend! I have just the solution. BECOME A MEMBER THIS VERY MINUTE and all your movie-related dreams will come true!comments...
Mother of George @ UWM Union Theatre (Opens Fri, Dec 6)
(dir. Andrew Dosunmu, USA, 2013)
Ayodele (Isaach De Bankolé) and Adenike (Danai Gurira) are a Nigerian couple living together in Brooklyn, NY. They're newly married, run a small restaurant together, and are trying to start a family... but with no success. And while dealing with infertility and tradition weighs heavily enough on the new couple's marriage, it doesn't help that Ayodele's overbearing mother constantly puts her two cents in. She wants Ayodele to dissolve his new marriage and find a wife who will provide him with the children he deserves. This gorgeously shot drama (which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival) features cinematography from Bradford Young who won Sundance 2013's Cinematography Award: U.S. Dramatic for both this film, and Ain't Them Bodies Saints (MFF 2013).
Watch the trailer for Mother of George here.
My Perestroika @ UWM Union Theatre (Mon, Dec 9 @ 7p)
(dir. Robin Hessman, USA, 2010)
If you were born on or around 1991, there's a good chance you have no idea what the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is. That's because in 1991, it stopped existing as the U.S.S.R., and broke off into a bunch of countries you're more familiar with, including Russia. As you can probably imagine, having a country and its government collapse into new nations with new ruling bodies is a pretty heavy thing to adjust to. In My Perestroika (the MFF 2010 Competition award winner), director Robin Hessman focuses on that exact adjustment, specifically through the lives of five schoolmates from the last generation born when it was still called the U.S.S.R. And check out this bonus: Director Robin Hessman is scheduled to attend the screening!
Watch the trailer for My Perestroika here.
Sightseers (MFF 2013) on DVD (Tue, Dec 10)
The Angels’ Share (MFF 2013) on DVD (Tue, Dec 10)
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Everybody knows Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday...but have you heard about Shopping With Beer Sunday? Oh, it's the best consumer holiday of them all! We're proud for the third straight year to join our Local First business partners at the Buy Local Gift Fair hosted at the one and only Lakefront Brewery. Really, is there any other holiday gift fair in the country that also features FREE brewery tours? I think not.
Blyth and Kristopher will be there slinging Milwaukee Film merchandise and memberships for all your gifting needs. Do you need a coffee mug for your sister Doreen? Do you need a pint glass for Grandpa Joe? Do you think your mom and her best friend would love to join us for monthly members-only screenings? We've got all that and more for you. (And if we don't have it, chances are you can find something from the 39 other vendors.)
So, to sum up:
Sunday, December 8
Free brewery tours at 12:30 • 1:30 • 2:30
See you on Sunday!comments...