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.
BEST OF FEST!
Sold out screenings, award winners, and the buzziest films featured in our 11th 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 #MFF2019!
Friday, 11/1 - Thursday 11/14: Parasite
Tuesday, 11/5 - Wednesday 11/6: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Friday, 11/8 - Thursday 11/14: Chained for Life
Friday, 11/15 @ 1:15 & 7:15 PM: Bluebird
Native american heritage month film series
Milwaukee Film is proud to honor Native American culture and traditions with a three-film series that celebrates indigenous stories all through the month of November!
Saturday, 11/2 @ 4:15 PM: N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear
Saturday, 11/9 @ 4 PM: Smoke Signals
Saturday, 11/16 @ 4 PM: The Seventh Fire
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.
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, 11/15-16 @ 10 PM: Tammy and the T-Rex
Friday/Saturday, 11/29-30 @ 11:15 PM: Chopping Mall
Friday/Saturday, 12/6-7 @ 11:15 PM: Rabid
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, 11/3 @ 3 PM: Stalker (selected by Kevin, Technical Director extraordinaire!)
Saturday, 11/16 @ 1 PM: Medicine for Melancholy (selected by Donte, Black Lens Programmer extraordinaire!)
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!
11/9 - Tickets Available Now!
12/14 - Tickets Available Now!