Would you be surprised if we told you we love music? Of course you wouldn’t. You love music, too. Everyone does. That’s why the music documentaries we screen each year are so well attended. And that is why we decided our music documentaries warranted their own special category this year.
World, meet Sound Vision. This year’s Sound Vision program features eight films covering a diverse group of artists, from pop culture legends like Rick Springfield and The Sugarhill Gang to a 77-year-old Icelandic woman who released 59 albums in seven years (starting at age 70).
In addition to the eight feature-length films, the festival is also partnering with The Hotel Foster (2028 North Avenue) to present a live music series on selected nights throughout the festival run. The popular (and beautiful) East Side bar has served as Milwaukee Film’s official Monthly Member Screening happy hour location for the last year, and became an obvious choice when Milwaukee Film set out to find a location within walking distance of the Oriental to enjoy live music after film screenings.
Each after party show will be free to anyone with a festival pass or ticket stub from one of that day’s festival screenings. Regular admission is $5. Passes and ticket stubs will also entitle attendees to drink specials at The Hotel Foster throughout the festival. A complete list of Sound Vision’s films can be found here, and the most up to date band schedule can be found here.
Sound Vision is presented by WMSE 91.7FM, The Pabst Theater, and The Hotel Foster.
The complete 2012 Milwaukee Film Festival 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.