Jeramey Jannene
Milwaukee Film Festival

33 Films To See

How many times can you call in sick to work in the next 15 days?

By - Sep 23rd, 2015 12:04 pm
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2014 Milwaukee Film Festival Opening Night.

2014 Milwaukee Film Festival Opening Night.

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood…” Daniel Burnham might not have been talking about the Milwaukee Film Festival when he said that famous line, but he may as well have been.

I knew I had a problem by the time I got done with my annual ritual of circling all the films I wanted to see in the Milwaukee Film Festival program book. Way too many circles, way too little time.

After picking showings and navigating scheduling conflicts, I’ve found a combination of 33 films that I intend to see over the course of the 15 day festival.

How is it possible to see so many films?

  • Get a pass. It’ll end up saving you money. If not, select a slightly lighter load. Definitely become a member though, discounts!
  • Accept popcorn as an entire meal. You’re going to be crunched for time.
  • Live near one of the theaters.
  • Have a supporting spouse and no young kids. That 10:00 p.m. documentary showing isn’t the ideal place for a toddler.
  • Have a great excuse for skipping out on work.
  • Accept the fact that at some point one of the films is going to be so awful you’re going to walk out. The great ones will make up for it.
  • You might as well be insane, because by the end of it you might feel like you are.

Below is the full list of films I intend to catch at the 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival. Hope to see you there.

  1. Youth – September 24th – 7:00 p.m. – Oriental Theatre
  2. The Russian Woodpecker – September 25th – 5:30 p.m. – Oriental Theatre
  3. I Can Quit Whenever I Want – September 25th – 8:45 p.m. – Oriental Theatre
  4. In A Perfect World – 1:15 p.m. – Oriental Theatre
  5. Court – September 26th – 3:45 p.m. – Downer Theatre
  6. The Great Alone – September 26th – 7:00 p.m. – Oriental Theatre
  7. 7 Chinese Brothers – September 26th – 10:00 p.m. – Oriental Theatre
  8. A Girl Like Grace – September 27th – 1:00 p.m. – Times Cinema
  9. Wisconsin’s Own – September 27th – 3:45 p.m. – Downer Theatre
  10. Cartel Land – September 27th – 6:45 p.m. – Fox Bay Cinema Grill
  11. Foodies – September 27th – 9:45 p.m. – Times Cinema
  12. British Arrows Awards – September 28th – 7:15 p.m. – Times Cinema
  13. Last Night – September 29th – 3:45 p.m. – Oriental Theatre
  14. 30 Seconds Away – September 29th – 6:30 p.m. – Oriental Theatre
  15. Dreamcatcher – September 30th – 1:00 p.m. – Times Cinema
  16. Breaking a Monster – September 30th – 3:45 p.m. – Downer Theatre
  17. Call Me Lucky – September 30th – 9:30 p.m. – Downer Theatre
  18. He Named Me Malala – October 1st – 4:15 p.m. – Downer Theatre
  19. Unbranded – October 1st – 6:30 p.m. – Oriental Theatre
  20. Welcome to Leith – October 1st – 9:15 p.m. – Oriental Theatre
  21. The Milwaukee Show II – October 2nd – 6:30 p.m. – Oriental Theatre
  22. The Glamour and the Squalor – October 2nd – 9:15 p.m. – Oriental Theatre
  23. Most Likely to Succeed – October 4th – 12:15 p.m. – Oriental Theatre
  24. King Georges – October 4th – 4:00 p.m. – Avalon Theater
  25. Just Eat It – October 4th – 7:00 p.m. – Fox Bay Cinema Grill
  26. Havana Motor Club – October 5th – 4:15 p.m. – Downer Theatre
  27. Sex(ed): The Movie – October 5th – 6:45 p.m. – Oriental Theatre
  28. Cincinnati Goddamn – October 5th – 9:30 p.m. – Oriental Theatre
  29. Eden – October 6th – 6:30 p.m. – Avalon Theater
  30. Super Secret Member’s Screening – October 7th – 7:30 p.m. – Oriental Theatre
  31. Station to Station – October 8th – 1:00 p.m. – Downer Theatre
  32. Stockholm Stones – October 8th – 4:00 p.m. – Times Cinema
  33. Raiders! – October 8th – 7:00 p.m. – Oriental Theatre

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