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Milwaukee Underground Film Festival runs April 28-May 1

The UWM Department of Film, Video, New Genres, and Animation presents the 16th annual Milwaukee Underground Film Festival.

By - Apr 21st, 2016 01:44 pm
Milwaukee Underground Film Festival runs April 28-May 1

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival runs April 28-May 1

MILWAUKEE _ The UWM Department of Film, Video, New Genres, and Animation presents the 16th annual Milwaukee Underground Film Festival (M.U.F.F.), a completely student-run festival showcasing contemporary works of film and video that innovate in form, technique, and content. Four venues will host the festival’s 60+ films, including UWM Union Cinema, UWM Mitchell Hall Fine Arts Theatre (B91), Woodland Pattern, and Kenilworth Square East (408). M.U.F.F. runs April 28-May 1 and is free and open to the public.

Featured works include “Holland, Man,” which has been shown internationally since it premiered last year, showing Friday, April 29, at 7pm in the Union Cinema. See an expanded cinema piece coming from Winnipeg that will involves three 16mm projectors, one Super 8mm projector, one video projector, and a live music performance by the filmmaker.

“As three growing years pass, Don Zeghers – farmer from Holland, Manitoba – phases out his multi-generational family farm. With experimental photography on Super 8, 16mm, and digital mediums, his son Aaron Zeghers follows this change in life. The dissolution of the family farm is seen both intimately but also as a microcosm of the modern industrialized world. Nature is contrasted with industrial might in this sentimental and existential portrait of one’s own family.” Trailer

Also, Saturday at 8pm enjoy a touching feature length piece, “Direct Route.” The film follows a blind woman (the director’s mother) navigating her domestic surroundings, as she’s presented alongside landscape images and the retelling of memories prior to losing her vision. Through conversations, and the solving of word puzzles with her daughter, a story emerges about the relationship between memory and the texture of experience. Trailer

The Milwaukee Underground Film Festival will be juried this year by David Dinnell, Alee Peoples, and Eileen Rae Walsh.
Screenings

Thursday April 28th:
7pm Screening at UWM Union Cinema

Friday April 29th:
3pm Screening in Fine Arts Theatre, Mitchell B91
7pm Screening at UWM Union Cinema

Saturday April 30th:
2pm Screening at Woodland Pattern
4pm Screening at Woodland Pattern
8pm Screening at Woodland Pattern

Sunday May 1st:
3pm Screening at Kenilworth Square East, Rom. 408
7pm Screening at Kenilworth Square East, Rom. 408


Milwaukee Underground Film Festival
April 28-May 1
Free and open to the public

Full program

UWM Union Cinema
2400 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Fine Arts Theatre, Mitchell Hall
3203 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Woodland Pattern
720 E Locust St
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Kenilworth Square East
1915 E Kenilworth Pl
Milwaukee, WI 53202

About UWM

Recognized as one of the nation’s 115 top research universities, UW-Milwaukee provides a world-class education to more than 27,000 students from 81 countries. Its 14 schools and colleges include Wisconsin’s only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health, and it educates more nurses and teachers than any other school in the state. With a budget of $667 million, UW-Milwaukee partners with leading companies to conduct joint research, offer student internships and serve as an economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. The Princeton Review named UW-Milwaukee a 2016 “Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews.

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