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Black History Month

Part of Black History Month, presented by Northwestern Mutual!

Directed by rising writer-filmmaker Janicza Bravo, ZOLA is based on a 2015 viral Twitter thread posted by A’ziah King. In this true-life tale of a Detroit waitress, seduced into a weekend of stripping in Florida for some quick cash, 23-year-old Zola finds herself ensnared in a sleepless 48-hour odyssey involving a nefarious friend, her pimp, and her idiot boyfriend.

Members-Only Screening: Top Secret

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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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