About the Reel Talks Program

 

UPDATE 7/1/2022: Milwaukee Film’s Reel Talks program brings visiting and local filmmakers to high school, college, and after-school learning spaces to inspire young people by talking informally about their work. Because of the past two year's exceptional conditions, we offered virtual Reel Talks year-round in order to stay flexible and serve the needs of your students and educational environment. In spring 2022, we eased into a hybrid format, which allowed filmmakers and students to connect in-classroom or virtually.

 

Our 2022-23 Reel Talks roster may include local filmmakers who live and work in our community, as well as filmmakers from around the nation and the globe, whose works we will screen for our Cultures & Communities Festival, have screened in our spring Milwaukee Film Festival, or in recent past years of these events.

 

Each Reel Talk session (45-60mins) usually involves screening of clips from the film and an informal, facilitated discussion of the film’s content and/or the guest’s career.

 

Our list of filmmakers and films for the next academic year are still TBD, and we will work with you to find the right fit. Keep an eye out for an updated sign-up form that will help our team make the best fit for your filmmaker match.

 

Note: Visits are subject to filmmaker availability.

 

Feel free to email our education team (education@mkefilm.org), with any additional questions.

 

Sign up for our Educator Newsletter for the latest on our 2022-2023 Reel Talks offerings!

 

Established in 2014, Milwaukee Film’s Reel Talks program brings visiting and local filmmakers to high school, college, and after-school learning spaces to talk about their work and inspire and educate young people. Each Reel Talk session lasts about 45–60 minutes and usually involves a screening of excerpts from the film and an informal discussion of the film’s content and/or the guest’s career. We offer two kinds of Reel Talks: one as a year-round program and the other as a festival-specific program. Visits are subject to filmmaker availability.

 

 

Year-Round Reel Talks

Milwaukee Film’s Reel Talks program brings visiting and local filmmakers to high school, college, and afterschool learning spaces to inspire young people by talking informally about their work.

Year-round (non-festival) Reel Talks involve local filmmakers who live and work in our community and/or filmmakers who are visiting Milwaukee. Each Reel Talk session (45-60 minutes) usually involves screening of clips from the film and an informal, facilitated discussion of the film’s content and/or the guest’s career.

Note: visits will be are subject to filmmaker availability.

Festival Reel Talks

Are you an in-school or after-school educator interested in having a festival guest (filmmaker, film subject, or other talent) visit your students? Check back in Spring 2023 for the festival reel talks sign-up form!
 

Past Festival Reel Talks

  • Daje Shelton (subject) and Jeff Truesdell (producer)  For Ahkeem, MFF2017
     
  • Linda Saffire, Adam Schleninger (directors/producers), and Wendy Whelan (subject) – Restless Creature, MFF2017
     
  • Leila Djansi (director) – Like Cotton Twines, MFF2017
     
  • Jessie Auritt (director), Naomi Kutin, Ari Kutin, and Neshama Kutin (subjects) – Supergirl, MFF2017
     
  • Keith McQuirter (director) – Milwaukee 53206, MFF2016
     
  • Matthew Cherry (director) – 9 Rides, MFF2016
     
  • Shingo Usami (director) – RICEBALLS, MFF2016
     
  • Lacey Schwartz (director) – Little White Lie, MFF2015
     
  • Ty Hodges (director/actor), Ryan Destiny (actress) – A Girl Like Grace, MFF2015
     
  • Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt (director), Armando Lorenzo Munnet Rodriguez (subject), Carlos Alvarez (Subject) – Havana Motor Club, MFF2015
     
  • Grace Lee (director) – Off the Menu: Asian America, MFF2015
     
  • Jason Zeldes (director), Michael Klein (producer), Donte Clark (subject), Molly Raynor (subject), and D’Neise Robinson (subject) – Romeo is Bleeding, MFF2015
     
  • Darius Clark Monroe (director/subject) – Evolution of a Criminal, MFF2014