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Hispanic Heritage Month

With an understated performance by Shein Mompremier (Black Lightning, Grown) LUDI is about a woman pushed to her physical and emotional limits as she chases the American Dream in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood. Working as a nurse she receives regular updates (and requests for money) from her family via cassette tapes, while battling coworkers for extra overtime. Writer/director Edson Jean draws from his mother’s immigration experience to tell a tale that is personal and poignant, amusing and inspiring.

"This is one of the best films of the year so far, and that comes as a result of the hard work and dedication from everyone involved."
- Film Threat
"Jean's Ludi is the type of low-stakes drama that's easy to root for, and even more wonderful to see."
- The Playlist
"Ludi successfully humanizes the sometimes one-dimensional idea of 'immigrant grit.'"
- Mediaversity Reviews

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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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