2017 Milwaukee Film Festival 9/28 - 10/12
 
 

RSVP to our Budget Buster Workshop

posted by Milan Zori on July 17, 2017

In case you've been living under an actual rock for the last three years, our Brico Forward Fund (BFF) is pretty great. And with applications officially open for this year's BFF awards, we figured it was the perfect time to host a workshop to help you navigate your way through the hefty (but totally worthwhile) application process. The Budget Buster Workshop Monday, July 31, 2017 Grapefruit Studios (upstairs from Company Brewing) 6 PM - doors • 6:30 PM - program begins We'll be joined by past BFF winners to serve as your application personal trainers, so to speak.



We Recommend: Paris, Maudie, and more!

posted by Milan Zori on July 13, 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: Lost In Paris @ Downer Theatre (Opens Fri, July 14) (Dir. Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon | France/Belgium | 2016) Maudie @ Oriental Theatre (Opens Fri, July 14) (Dir. Aisling Walsh | Ireland/Canada | 2016) MORE PICKS: Thursday, July 13 The Big Sick – opens @ iPic War for the Planet of the Apes – opens @ Fox-Bay Cinema



Your July Members-Only Screening is...

posted by Milan Zori on July 12, 2017

Drumroll, please... Big Sonia (Dirs. Todd Soliday, Leah Warshawski | 2016 | 93 min.) The exuberant Sonia Warshawski is a little lady with a big personality. She's a businesswoman, a community sage, and a Holocaust survivor. While trying to keep her late husband's tailor shop afloat amidst a nearly empty mall, she doles out life lessons ("Soniaisms") and shares her harrowing survivor's story. One of this year's most charming documentaries, Big Sonia has taken home a number of festival prizes, including the Audience and Jury Award for Best Documentary at the Napa Valley Film



Two Weeks Left to Save All the Money

posted by Milan Zori on July 11, 2017

What could be better than getting tickets or passes to the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival? Getting them at a discount price. This is your friendly reminder that you have just over two weeks to take advantage of the current discount prices for Milwaukee Film Festival Passes & 6-Packs. These discount prices end Thursday, July 27. Check out these sweet price breakdowns: PASSES For Milwaukee Film Members: $340 (Regularly $425!) For non-members: $410 (Regularly $475!) Get your Festival Passes here. 6-PACKS For Milwaukee Film Members: $51 (Regularly $60!) For non-members: $63 (Regularly $72!) Get your 6-Pack of vouchers here. If you want to spend less money to see more



We Recommend: The Big Sick Hero

posted by MKE Film on July 6, 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 Big Sick @ Oriental Theatre (Opens Thu, July 6) (Dir. Michael Showalter | USA | 2017) The Hero @ AMC Mayfair (Opens Fri, July 7) (Dir. Brett Haley | USA | 2017) MORE PICKS: ** = Milwaukee Film Festival alum Thursday, July 6 Spider-Man: Homecoming – opens @ Avalon Theater, Fox-Bay Cinema Grill, Times Cinema, AMC Mayfair,



Apply to be a Kid Juror!

posted by MKE Film on July 5, 2017

We're looking for a few budding film critics (ages 9-12) from the greater Milwaukee area to join this year's Rated K: For Kids jury. If you are one, fill out our Rated K: For Kids jury application today! Applications are due by July 18! Applications are now closed. Thanks to all who applied! As part of our Rated K: For Kids jury, you and your parent/guardian/chaperone must attend screenings of all three Rated K: For Kids shorts programs during both weekends of our festival (September 30 & October 1 and October 7 & 8) as well as



Staff Streaming Picks for July

posted by MKE Film on July 2, 2017

Every month, a bunch of new films and shows are uploaded to streaming services for you to binge watch until your eyes pop. But how to sort through such an overwhelming list? Let the Milwaukee Film staff make all your streams come true. Here's what we recommend for July. Best in Show (July 01 via Netflix • Dir. Christopher Guest • 2000) If truth is stranger than fiction, then fiction pretending to be truth has to be stranger than truth, right? Now I sound like a character from Best in Show, a hilarious mockumentary about



We Recommend: Baby Driver, Beguiled, and more!

posted by MKE Film on June 29, 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: Baby Driver @ Marcus Ridge (now playing) (Dir. Edgar Wright | UK/USA | 2017) The Beguiled @ Downer Theatre (Opens Thu, June 29) (Dir. Sofia Coppola | USA | 2017) MORE PICKS: Thursday, June 29 The Beguiled – opens @ AMC Mayfair, Marcus North Shore Despicable Me 3 – opens @ Avalon Theater, Fox-Bay Cinema Grill, Rosebud Cinema The