2017 Milwaukee Film Festival 9/28 - 10/12

2017 Film Guide

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A cinematographer behind some of documentary cinema's most essential works makes her directorial debut with an essay film masterpiece on the level of Marker's Sans Soleil (MFF2012).

Can You Dig This

In the urban landscape of South L.A., a group of inspired gardeners are looking to transform their neighborhoods and change their lives.

This film is part of The Milwaukee Music Video Show

Canopies' video for 'Getting Older' employs DIY three-dimensional scanning technology to capture forms and control their movement in space in real time. Utilizing infrared structured light imaging from an Xbox Kinect camera along with open-source hardware and custom software, figures and forms are abstracted into visually stunning voxel clouds. The result is a reflection on information and data, and their inherent relationships to time and space.

Trans nightclub singer Mabel returns home when she discovers her best friend Daniela has been murdered in this moody murder-mystery noir.

Check It

The only exclusively queer street gang in the U.S., the 'Check It' came together to strike back at bullying and hate crimes.

Alcoholic, misanthropic lead singer Christopher Darling stumbles his way through a booze-soaked national tour in this bruising portrait of self-sabotage.

City of Gold

L.A.'s Jonathan Gold remains the only food critic to have won a Pulitzer Prize, and this documentary shows that his plaudits are well-earned.

This film is part of The Milwaukee Youth Show

A PSA about the representation of race in television shows over the last few decades.

This film is part of The Milwaukee Youth Show

Substances are manipulated with color, creating a visual so intriguing that it begins to convey emotions stronger than those provoked by the music.

This film is part of Embers

A complex chain reaction activates human organs, which come to life. This mechanism generates an act of creation. But this free act is really produced by a machine?

This film is part of Kids Shorts: Size Small

The crocodile settles in for a relaxing evening in front of the television, but he quickly discovers that he did not make the best snack choice.

This film is part of Kids Shorts: Size Medium

Which boy doesn’t dream of being a cowboy? For 11-year- old Crowley it’s just a part of life, he lives on a ranch in America with his father. But one must learn a lot and sometimes show courage to become a “real” cowboy. For Crowley this starts with a wild horse he has to tame.

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