Zia Anger: My First Film

Director Zia Anger in attendance for screening!

Filmmaker Zia Anger discusses her unseen lost and abandoned work, giving insights into the experiences of a female filmmaker in an often hostile environment. Her reflections on her art create an art form onto themselves, providing a fascinatingly meta view into the journey of an artist. Through live commentary and never-before-seen footage, this critically lauded live cinema event—part film, part performance, part artist talk—will be a one-time experience not to be missed!


"Defies convention, challenging what a film can be and how an artist can relate to their audience."
- Hyperallergic
"... furiously imaginative, original, and moving"
- The New Yorker
"A cathartic collective experiment in what it might mean to challenge failure, recalibrate it, and reclaim it anew."
- Sight & Sound

Community Partners: Portrait Society Gallery, Experimental Tuesdays at the Union Cinema


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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