In the lead-up to the 2011 Milwaukee Film Festival, we have several hard-working interns in the office helping us get ready for the fest. Our Marketing Intern, Danielle, will introduce them to you over the summer. Next up: Danielle interviews herself! –Blyth
Where are you from and how did you end up in this office?
I was born and raised in Greenfield, a suburb of Milwaukee. After getting my degree in the now defunct major, Conceptual Studies, from UW-Milwaukee, I was recommended by Milwaukee Film’s very own Education Director, Susan Kerns and luckily got the position I hold now.
What is your role here at Milwaukee Film? What do you do to make the festival happen?
When I am not busy drinking Angela’s (membership coordinator at Milwaukee Film) delicious coffee, I am helping out with our various social networks, running our Facebook and Twitter giveaways (you should enter!) and researching new ways to help interact with our fans and followers. As we get closer to the festival (September 22-October 2), I’ll share news about the films via our social networks to help get everyone excited!
What was your favorite film from last year’s festival and why?
There were plenty of great films last year, Blue Valentine and Vengeance for example. I recently watched OSS 117: Lost in Rio which screened last year and was thoroughly entertaining. It perfectly captures the look and feel of films from the 60’s with it’s cinematography and is lead with ease by the charming Jean Dujardin in the title role.
What was the first movie you remember seeing in theatres? Which theatre?
Though I know it was not the first, The Little Mermaid is the earliest I can remember. I wanted Ariel’s beach dress and cowered in my seat when the Divine-esque Ursula grew massive and more scary with each second as the movie unfolded.
Which filmmaker would you love to take a road trip with and why?
It may sound boring, but Steven Spielberg. I imagine plenty of stories about Hollywood, filmmaking and life in general coupled with alien encounters; epicness just comes hand-in-hand with Spielberg. Plus, he is über rich so it would totally be on his dime.
Lastly, what’s your favorite movie quote?
I have to say “Nobody’s perfect,” the very last line in Some Like It Hot is my absolute favorite quote. Sometimes I feel I watch the whole movie just for that perfectly delivered line. The bonus is Jack Lemmon’s reaction.