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"Family Matters" Short Films Program

Black History Month

An award-winning collection of short films chosen with kids and parents in mind, our inaugural family-friendly shorts program features intergenerational themes appropriate for all.

Shorts include:

Room Rodeo

dir. Daniel Kayamba


Kenya's Symphony

dir. Carlos Douglas, Jr.


PreSchool Poets: Me

dir. Daniel Bruson



dir. Julie Zammarchi


Change The Name

dir. Cai Thomas


Rejoice Resist

dir. Elisha Smith-Leverock


Wash Day

dir. Jaida Salmon


Grab My Hand: A Letter To My Dad

dir. Camrus Johnson and Pedro Piccinini

Members-Only Screening: Top Secret

Join the MKE Film Community

The Oriental Theatre’s parent organization, Milwaukee Film, offers exclusive monthly screenings of festival-quality films, ticket and merchandise discounts, early access to film festival tickets, private event invites, and other fantastic perks to its members. As a member, you’ll be a part of a growing community of film fans who are passionate about sharing cinematic experiences and furthering film culture in the Milwaukee area. Milwaukee Film memberships are tax deductible and begin as low as $65/year.

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