Harkening back to the programming ethos that guided the Oriental Theatre in the '70s and '80s when it operated as a true "calendar house," Craft Cinema is Milwaukee Film’s effort to showcase a variety of limited-run and unique film experiences on our big screens that reflect the variety and breadth of filmmaking, both today and throughout cinema history.
From beloved classics and mini-festivals to local offerings, cult curiosities, and everything in between, Craft Cinema is on tap and served to you by Milwaukee Film.
PARTY LIKE IT'S 1999
Throughout the year, we'll be celebrating the milestone 20th anniversaries of numerous classics released in 1999! Special 90's playlists (courtesy of 88Nine) and special throwback concessions (Baby Bottle Pops!) will be on offer throughout the year.
Saturday, 9/21 - 1:30 PM: Election
Saturday, 10/12 - 3 PM: American Movie
Sunday, 11/10 - 3 PM: Magnolia in 35mm
Every month Milwaukee Film and Milwaukee Record (AKA Milmilwaukwaukeekee Frecord) team up to bring you movies for the grown-ups who never grew up, the weirdos who never needed normal, and the unicorns who just want to have some fun.
Friday/Saturday, 9/20-21 - 9:30 PM: The Nightingale
Friday/Saturday, 10/4-5 - 11:20 PM: Audition
Milwaukee County Parks
Ped to the Park Film Series
On a bimonthly basis, we'll be bringing you favorites from the film-loving staff at Milwaukee Film and the Oriental Theatre. Presented with an introduction from the staff member in question whenever possible, it's a showcase of the amazing and eclectic taste from our movie-obsessed staff!
Sunday, 10/13 - 4:30 PM: Creed (selected by Mahdi, Cinema Associate extraordinaire!)
Saturday, 11/16 - 1 PM: Medicine for Melancholy (selected by Donte, Black Lens Programmer extraordinaire!)
Minority health film festival
Inspired by health-related conversations happening across the nation, the Minority Health Film Festival was created to extend those conversations in Milwaukee communities. The first of its kind in the country, this four-day event features unique film selections, community forums, and an interactive health fair, all related to information about the health statuses of racial ethnic minority populations. See full schedule of events here.
BEST OF FEST!
Sold out screenings, award winners, and the buzziest films featured in our 10th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival are making their way back in the two weeks following our festival! See them again, catch the ones you missed, and keep that festival energy flowing beyond #MFF2018!
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Milwaukee's tradition continues! Every second Saturday, the Sensual Daydreams cast takes the Oriental Theatre main house by storm for a midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
10/12 - Tickets Available Now!