2017 Milwaukee Film Festival

Sept. 28 - Oct. 12

 
 

Greetings from Telluride!

posted by MKE Film on September 8, 2017

Fall film festival season is in full bloom (if you say that five times fast into a mirror, the ghost of a Rush Line will appear behind you) - TIFF’s and (our personal favorite) MFF’s abound, but most recently the Telluride Film Festival (perennially known for its role as an early prognosticator of Oscar buzz) drew to a close, and we were lucky enough to have some Milwaukee-based friends in attendance! We polled five Milwaukeeans, asking for their five favorite films from the festival.  Our panel was comprised of Jeff Yabuki,



We Recommend: Menashe, David Lynch, and more!

posted by MKE Film on September 7, 2017

  (Every Thursday, our email newsletter includes reviews of our top film picks for the week, reminders about classics you may have missed, film news, and something in our city that we just plain love. Want to read it? Sign up today!) THIS WEEK'S TOP PICKS: Menashe @ Downer Theatre (opens Fri, September 8) (Dir. Joshua Z Weinstein | USA | 2017) David Lynch: The Art Life @ UWM Union Cinema (Saturday, September 9 @ 5 PM; Sunday, September 10 @ 2 PM) (Dir. John Nguyen, Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm | USA | 2017) MORE PICKS: Thursday, September



2017 Program Book Release: Meet Us at Good City Brewing!

posted by MKE Film on September 1, 2017

  Tomorrow is the day! We hope that you will join us at Good City Brewing, the Official Brewery of the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival, for our 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival Program Book Release. We'll be hanging out from noon - 4 PM and would love to see you there. Pop on over to grab a program book, sip on a Film Fest Lager, and pick out which films you'll want to see at this year's festival. Can't make it to Good City to pick up a program book? Don't worry, we have



We recommend: The Trip to Spain, Patti Cake$, and more!

posted by MKE Film on September 1, 2017

(Every Thursday, our email newsletter includes reviews of our top film picks for the week, reminders about classics you may have missed, film news, and something in our city that we just plain love. Want to read it? Sign up today!) THIS WEEK'S TOP PICKS: The Trip to Spain @ Downer Theatre (Opens Fri, September 1) (Dir. Michael Winterbottom | USA | 2017) Patti Cake$  @ Oriental Theatre (Opens Thurs, August 31) (Dir. Geremy Jasper | USA | 2017) MORE PICKS: Thursday, August 31 Get Out  - 9 PM @UWM Union Cinema Close Encounters of the Third Kind - opens @AMC Mayfair  Terminator 2: Judgment



ANNOUNCEMENT: Presenting the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance

posted by MKE Film on September 1, 2017

  We are excited to share something we have been working on for quite some time now: The Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance (MFA), an initiative dedicated to supporting all forms of media, television, and filmmaking in Milwaukee. The MFA will be driven by members of the film community and intends to advocate, educate, network, and financially support all aspects of the southeastern Wisconsin film industry, striving to turn the region into a leader in film and media production. The incredibly talented Suzanne Jurva has been hired as the director of the initiative. Suzanne created the



We Recommend: Ingrid, Brigsby, and more!

posted by Milan Zori on August 24, 2017

(Every Thursday, our email newsletter includes reviews of our top film picks for the week, reminders about classics you may have missed, film news, and something in our city that we just plain love. Want to read it? Sign up today!) THIS WEEK'S TOP PICKS: Ingrid Goes West @ Times Cinema (Opens Fri, August 25) (Dir. Matt Spicer | USA | 2017) Brigsby Bear @ Oriental Theatre (Opens Fri, August 25) (Dir. Dave McCary | USA | 2017) MORE PICKS: Thursday, August 24 All Saints @ AMC Mayfair, Marcus Majestic/Ridge Birth of the Dragon @ AMC Mayfair, Marcus Majestic/North Shore/Ridge Good Time – opens @



ANNOUNCING: Our Cream City Cinema Lineup

posted by MKE Film on August 22, 2017

The 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by Associated Bank, is excited to announce this year's Cream City Cinema program lineup, featuring the best features, shorts, and music videos from Milwaukee-based filmmakers. Check out the complete lineup below. Chasing Bubbles (USA | 2016 | Directors: Topher Cochrane, Alex Rust) At the age of 25, Alex Rust was successful, but unhappy. Forgoing the comfort of a solid career track, he decided to take a leap of faith on a global adventure beyond his wildest imagination. Trading his minivan for a small sailboat dubbed "Bubbles," Rust sets course



We Recommend: Step, Nocturama, and more!

posted by Milan Zori on August 17, 2017

(Every Thursday, our email newsletter includes reviews of our top film picks for the week, reminders about classics you may have missed, film news, and something in our city that we just plain love. Want to read it? Sign up today!) THIS WEEK'S TOP PICKS: Step @ Downer Theatre (Opens Thu, August 17) (Dir. Amanda Lipitz | USA | 2017) Nocturama @ Times Cinema (Opens Fri, August 18) (Dir. Bertrand Bonello | France/Germany/Belgium | 2016) MORE PICKS: Thursday, August 17 Anando Brahma – opens @ Marcus Ridge Brigsby Bear – opens @ AMC Mayfair, Marcus North Shore/Ridge Logan Lucky – opens @ Fox-Bay