Light Needs

Milwaukee Film Festival

LIGHT NEEDS is an experimental documentary about houseplants who cohabitate with people and the surprisingly intimate and complex relationships that can develop between them. Yet, this film is not just a document of houseplants, but rather a consideration of the benefits and losses accrued through the social contracts between plant and animal. LIGHT NEEDS looks to shine a light on the responsibility for care towards other living beings, by directly attending to the relationships humans have with nonhumans.

- Follow the 4/23 and 4/25 screenings there will be a Q&A with Jesse McLean (director, writer, crew)

Light Needs - Trailer from Syndicado on Vimeo.

Community Partners: Lynden Sculpture Garden;


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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