Riceboy Sleeps

MKE Film Festival

Set in the 1990s and shot on 16mm film, RICEBOY SLEEPS is a raw and radiant mini-epic about a Korean mother and her teenage son living in suburban Canada. Both emblematic and unique to themselves, their story reflects the sacrifices and challenges immigrants face while creating new homes yet maintaining complicated ties to their ancestral ones. With a stunning score and sublime lighting, RICEBOY is a deeply moving journey across lives and continents. 14+


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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