- Film Guide
Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival @ Union Theatre, located in UWM Union
(Thursday, Oct 18 - Sunday, Oct 21)
What better way to follow up the Milwaukee Film Festival than with the 2nd Annual 25th Anniversary Edition of the LGBT Film/Video Festival! For the next four days, you'll be able to see the finest LGBT features and documentaries from all over the world. As long-time friends of this long-running fest, we at Milwaukee Film are super duper proud to be an official Community Co-Presenter of United in Anger: A History of ACT UP (10/20, 3 pm), Keep The Lights On (10/20, 9 pm), and My Brother The Devil (10/21, 7 pm).
Get info and tickets for the LGBT Film/Video Festival here
Searching For Sugar Man @ Landmark Downer Theatre (Now Playing)
(dir. Malik Bendjelloul, Sweden/UK, 2012)
Ever hear the phrase "I'm big in Japan?" 1970s folk singer Sixto Rodriguez was big in South Africa. Only he didn't actually know that. He also didn't know that most of South Africa believed he'd passed away years ago. This documentary follows two fans of his-- Stephen "Sugar" Segerman and Craig Bartholomew Strydom-- as they set out to discover if Rodriguez was actually dead, and if not, what the heck he's been up to all these years.
Watch the trailer for Searching For Sugar Man here
Ethel @ HBO (Thursday, October 18 @ 9pm)
(dir. Rory Kennedy, USA, 2012)
As a parent, you get a little teary-eyed when it comes time to finally send your child out into the real world. But you're also proud of what that kid will do out there. That's how we feel when we see our festival films make their way to VOD, DVD and cable. And so it goes that we shed a tear of great pride for Ethel's official post-festival premiere. This MFF 2012 Documentary Favorite tells the touching life story of Ethel Kennedy, the wife of the late senator and civil rights leader Robert Kennedy. If you don't have HBO, get it. Or find a friend who does, and conveniently make plans to hang out with them tonight around 9pm.
Watch the trailer for Ethel here
Argo @ Oriental
Samsara @ Downer
Corporation as a Person? What? @ First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee (Fri, Oct 19 at 6:30p)
The Lost Boys (part of the Bike-In Movie Series) @ Media Garden at Marsupial Bridge (Fri, Oct 19 at 7:45p)
The Prisoner of Zenda @ Charles Allis Art Museum (Wed, Oct 24 at 7:30p)