2017 Milwaukee Film Festival 9/28 - 10/12
 
 

We Recommend: A poet, some cheaters, and a very dark crystal.

posted by Milan Zori on May 18, 2017

(Every Thursday, our email newsletter includes reviews of our top film picks for the week, reminders about classics you may have missed, film news, and something in our city that we just plain love. Want to read it? Sign up today!) THIS WEEK'S TOP PICKS: A Quiet Passion @ Downer Theatre (Opens Fri, May 19) (Dir. Terence Davies| UK/Belgium | 2016) The Lovers @ Oriental Theatre (Opens Fri, May 19) (Dir. Azazel Jacobs | USA | 2017) MORE PICKS: (** = Screened at a Milwaukee Film Festival or Members-Only Screening) Thursday, May 18 Alien: Covenant – opens @ Fox-Bay Cinema Grill,



Passes, 6-Packs, and Campaign Art!

posted by Milan Zori on May 16, 2017

We'll keep this brief, because you have a lot to do today: 1. See that image up there? That's the first piece of this year's official 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival campaign art, created by the incomparable Kate Malone. Kate is a longtime Milwaukee resident who earned her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is currently tattooing at Cornerstone Tattoo in Bay View. She has shown prints and paintings at many galleries around Milwaukee, and most recently contributed large scale watercolor paintings to multiple shows at Akara Arts; a Gallery/Tattoo Studio also in Bayview. In



We Recommend: Animated high school, controversial soccer, and more!

posted by Milan Zori on May 11, 2017

(Every Thursday, our email newsletter includes reviews of our top film picks for the week, reminders about classics you may have missed, film news, and something in our city that we just plain love. Want to read it? Sign up today!) THIS WEEK'S TOP PICKS: My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea @ Times Cinema (Opens Fri, May 12) (Dir. Dash Shaw| USA | 2016) BANG! The Bert Berns Story @ Marcus Majestic (Opens Wed, May 10) (Dirs. Brett Berns, Bob Sarles | Ireland/UK/USA | 2016) MORE PICKS: (** = Screened at a Milwaukee Film Festival or



May's Members-Only Screening is...

posted by Kristopher Pollard on May 11, 2017

Director Juho Kuosmanen's  The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki. This totally true story follows Mäki, a famous Finnish boxer who earns a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title in what would be the biggest event in Finnish sporting history. He also just fell in love with the girl of his dreams. Kuosmanen's charming film captures Mäki's struggles to maintain both his pre-match obligations and training, as well as his newfound romance. Filmed entirely in gorgeous 16mm black and white film,The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki was awarded the Un Certain



One Week Away...

posted by Milan Zori on May 9, 2017

If you have a paper calendar, get ready to mark it. If you just use the one on your mobile device, get ready to add a new entry. Starting next Tuesday, May 16, passes and Ticket 6-Packs to the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival will go on sale right here at mkefilm.org. Not only that, they'll be drastically discounted. That means you have a chance to get your Festival Pass or 6-Pack at the lowest price of the year. Look for our announcement next Tuesday morning. Put it in your calendar. And let festival season officially



We Recommend: Gold shoes, a board game, and more.

posted by MKE Film on May 4, 2017

(Every Thursday, our email newsletter includes reviews of our top film picks for the week, reminders about classics you may have missed, film news, and something in our city that we just plain love. Want to read it? Sign up today!) THIS WEEK'S TOP PICKS: Norman: Moderate Rise & Tragic Fall of a NY Fixer @ Oriental Theatre (Opens Fri, May 5) (Dir. Joseph Cedar | Israel/USA | 2016) BANG! The Bert Berns Story @ Marcus Majestic (Opens Wed, May 10) (Dirs. Brett Berns, Bob Sarles | Ireland/UK/USA | 2016) MORE PICKS: (** = Screened at a Milwaukee



Staff Streaming Picks for May 2017

posted by MKE Film on May 1, 2017

Every month, a bunch of new films and shows are uploaded to streaming services for you to binge watch until your eyes pop. But how to sort through such an overwhelming list? Let the Milwaukee Film staff make all your streams come true. Here's what we recommend for May. Bad Influence (May 01 via Hulu • Dir. Curtis Hanson • 1990) A slick little 1990 thriller directed by the late great Curtis Hanson, Bad Influence stars Rob Lowe as a not-so-nice influence on James Spader. Per our friends at Wikipedia: "Rob Lowe said in a



We Recommend: A Festival, Two Friends, and more!

posted by Milan Zori on April 27, 2017

(Every Thursday, our email newsletter includes reviews of our top film picks for the week, reminders about classics you may have missed, film news, and something in our city that we just plain love. Want to read it? Sign up today!) THIS WEEK'S TOP PICKS: Marcus CineLatino Festival Milwaukee @ Marcus South Shore (Thu, April 27 - Sun, April 30)** (See the complete lineup here.) Their Finest @ Downer Theater (Opens Fri, April 28) (Dir. Lone Scherfig | UK | 2016) MORE PICKS: (** = Screened at a Milwaukee Film Festival or Members-Only Screening) Thursday, April 27 Baahubali 2 – opens @ AMC