2017 Milwaukee Film Festival 9/28 - 10/12

2017 Film Guide

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He penned and produced a litany of hits ('Twist and Shout,' 'Under the Boardwalk') in his journey from obscurity to music royalty (with mob connections).

This film is part of Black Lens Shorts Program

A hip hop activist gives more than his talent when he comes face to face with the justice system in Ferguson, Missouri. Narrated by Jasiri X with appearances by Common, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, Cornell West, and Bree Newsome.

This film is part of The Milwaukee Youth Show

A commercial for a baseball camp with the legendary Chandler Fishburne.

This film is part of Kids Shorts: Size Small

When night falls on the farm, a little bat wakes up from a long nap and is ready to play with his animal friends. The only problem is that all of his friends are fast asleep.

This film is part of Rams (Hrútar)

Three brothers try to dive back into their childhood by reenacting an old family picture.

This film is part of Kids Shorts: Size Small

A laid back brown bear and an overly excited cardinal are in a standoff over Bear's hygiene.

Beauty and the Beast

Follow alongside the classic soundtrack (lyrics included on screen) in this presentation of Disney's timeless animated classic, and get swept away by this 'tale as old as time.'

Learn the truth behind two 12-year-old girls luring their friend into the Waukesha woods, only to stab her 19 times in an effort to appease the online entity known as the Slenderman.

This film is part of Black Lens Shorts Program

“The Big Chop” takes a look inside the world of natural hair, following a child’s once positive outlook on her hair, through to her adult years, when her perspective is shaken by negative hints from peers, family, and media.

Black Lens Shorts Program

An eclectic array of shorts that represent African-American cinema in all of its glory, giving voice to an oft-neglected experience.

When deciding to celebrate a night of black cinema instead of the Oscars, two actors find themselves caught between their right to protest the lack of diversity and their own ambitions.

David Lynch's unforgettable snapshot of the rot at the heart of small-town America, deftly combining the darkly comic and horrifically surreal.

This film is part of Kids Shorts: Size Small

Abstract figures dance in the rhythm of their sounds.

This film is part of Kids Shorts: Size Medium

A heart-warming tale of a 5-year-old girl trying to attain her heart’s desire, the bounciest ball in the world! Of course reality is never quite the same as your imagination.

The tortured tenure of Guatemala's first female attorney general is charted here, as she sought justice in the face of insurmountable odds.

This film is part of The Milwaukee Music Video Show

Shot in the heart of Riverwest, this video follows Mr. Busdriver ...

This film is part of Kids Shorts: Size Large

William Boston lives in the desert and doesn’t care for many things, though he does have one friend, a scorpion named Chester.

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