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Introducing: Cinema Hooligante!

posted by MKE Film on August 21, 2012

Announcing titles for the 2012 Milwaukee Film Festival is incredibly exciting, but I’m most excited to share with you our new late-night program, Cinema Hooligante. I love a lot of different types of films, but when I’m not watching films for work, I’ll always pick a horror flick. When coming up with the new program, I had the late, great Times Cinema Friday Night Freak Show in mind. I used to go to every Freak Show I could, which featured insanely fun films and an even more fun audience (huge thanks to Eric Levin and WMSE for running that series as long as they did). I miss those events and wanted to get that audience back together at our festival, so we put together a lineup that will bring back great memories for some of us, while encouraging a new group of late-night fiends to create their own.

A couple of awesome bits to note: first, local filmmaker Mark Borchardt is presenting the incomparable drive-in classic The Giant Spider Invasion with legendary Wisconsin filmmaker Bill Rebane joining us for a special Q&A after. This will be nothing short of amazing, so I hope you’re as excited as I am to check this out. Second, there are a good amount of horror films made in Wisconsin, but you’ll be hard pressed to find a better one than Dead Weight. These filmmakers have an exciting future in horror ahead of them. Lastly, there were people vomiting and passing out at the premiere of V/H/S at Sundance this year. Don’t even tell me you’re not intrigued.

Thanks to our good friends at The Onion/A.V. Club Milwaukee for sponsoring this program. Check out the full 2012 Cinema Hooligante line-up here.

The complete 2012 Milwaukee Film Fesival program line-up will be released on September 8 at the WMSE Backyard BBQ in Cathedral Square. Tickets for all films will go on sale September 12 for Milwaukee Film members and September 13 for the general public.