2017 Milwaukee Film Festival 9/28 - 10/12

2017 Film Guide

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This film is part of The Milwaukee Youth Show

Darth Vader demonstrates how to make Dark Side Waffles on his popular cooking show.

The vicious murder of a Dominican park ranger sends hostilities between Haiti and the D.R. boiling over in this gripping documentary.

A hypochondriac mother/son duo fears the worst in this gorgeously stylized absurdist Belgian comedy filled with deadpan humor and black-and-white cinematography.

Ten-year old Felix lives in fear: of his parents' divorce, the AIDS epidemic, and especially the recent rash of local child disappearances.

This film is part of The Milwaukee Music Video Show

Devil Met Contention's classic Americana sound combines with romantic samba performances by dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Milwaukee.

This film is part of Black Lens Shorts Program

When an apartment falls through, Brandy must scramble to find a place in an overheated Brooklyn market. Too little money, too much advice, and a budding romance make for a humorous, if not nerve-wracking, search in this 23-minute dramedy.

This film is part of The Milwaukee Music Video Show

A local love song through the lens of hallucinogens and B-movies like Blood Freak and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

This film is part of Christopher Darling

Death hits funeral director Harry Derringer personally when he loses a close friend. His patience is tried when a frantic young man, obsessed with designing his own burial service, appears in the night.

This film is part of A Stray

This dark comedy adventure is the story of a young dog walker after the unexpected death of her favorite client.

This film is part of The Milwaukee Music Video Show

The Drowning Dreamers Band is an indie chamber folk ensemble from Honolulu, HI. “Frayed Bridge to Dying Star” chronicles an afternoon on which they encountered a sudden hidden urgency, journeyed long distances to confront it, but found that the task would take longer than the remaining light of day.

Interweaving the forms of personal filmmaking, abstract animation, and the rock opera, this animated musical documentary examines the rise and fall of a nearly-defunct poster and postcard wholesale business; the changing role of physical objects and virtual data in commerce; and the division (or lack of) between abstraction in fine art and psychedelic kitsch. Using alternate lyrics as voice over narration, the piece adopts the form of a popular rock album reinterpreted as a cine-performance.

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