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FREE SCREENING: The Devil and Daniel Johnston
FREE SCREENING

The Devil and Daniel Johnston

88Nine's own Scott Mullins will host a screening of "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" Wednesday August 5th at 8pm at the Turner Hall Ballroom.

Selig Family gives $200k to Milwaukee Film

Selig Family gives $200k to Milwaukee Film

Peep this -- way to go, Milwaukee Film. And for the rest of you, now you know what it costs to get an award named after you. Yep, apparently right around the 200k mark. Not bad.

MKE Short Film Fest Trailer Is Alive!

MKE Short Film Fest Trailer Is Alive!

MSFF Trailer Sept 11-13 @ Eisner / MAM

Frankie Latina: Milwaukee Filmmaker named Top 25 To Watch
Frankie Latina

Milwaukee Filmmaker named Top 25 To Watch

Top 25 New Faces in Independent Film included one of our own in 2009

NO GOD, NO MASTER Films In Milwaukee This Summer

NO GOD, NO MASTER Films In Milwaukee This Summer

Chicago area based film production company, Strata Productions, Inc., in association with Sacco & Vanzetti, LLC and NGNM, Inc. is gearing up for production this summer on the feature film No God, No Master. Milwaukee, Wisconsin has been a first choice location for Chicago Writer/Director Terry Green since the inception of the script. The city's rich history, vintage architecture and Lake Michigan's horizon are the perfect backdrops for the 1919 period locations, which simulate old world New York City.

BONNAROO 2009: Howie interviews David Byrne, asks Haley Dekle to marry him
BONNAROO 2009

Howie interviews David Byrne, asks Haley Dekle to marry him

In this edition: NYC love, 19-year-old stoners, watching David Byrne's stuff, The Dirty Projectors, a high school reunion of sorts - and so much more.

BONNAROO: Twitter recap
BONNAROO

Twitter recap

For those of you who just can’t find it in your heart to Tweet, we present you with our favorite selections from Howie’s live coverage of Bonnaroo on the internet’s most adorable social media platform. If you’re one with the Twitternation, follow him now at twitter.com/easyotis or join your TCD friends at twitter.com/TCDigest. –Ed. June […]

TCD @ BONNAROO! Manchester TN, June 11-14

TCD @ BONNAROO! Manchester TN, June 11-14

Easy Otis & ThirdCoast Digest are going gonzo style deep into Bonnaroo, posting Twitter and blog updates 24/7 from June 10-15. Who know's who we'll meet: artists and filmmakers from the Third Coast? Lifer waitresses at road side diners? Scary people at 3am? I can't wait either. It's all going down, live and direct. Set the guns to stun.

June 5-7: The 48 Hour Film Festival Milwaukee – Go!
June 5-7

The 48 Hour Film Festival Milwaukee – Go!

Don’t blink, cos you’ll miss it!  The most exciting weekend for any and all independent Milwaukee filmmakers has arrived! The 48 Hour Film Project.  Be the ball.

Milwaukee Film Needs Volunteers!

Milwaukee Film Needs Volunteers!

Milwaukee Film is getting ready to launch its grassroots volunteer program to help spread the word about the upcoming Milwaukee Film Festival!

2009 Italian Film Fest Hits Milw, Free Screenings May 9-10

2009 Italian Film Fest Hits Milw, Free Screenings May 9-10

Award winning films from Italy.

Summer Bulletin: 48 Hour Film Fest in WI and Beyond
Summer Bulletin

48 Hour Film Fest in WI and Beyond

The 48 Hour Film Fest rumbles into Milwaukee June 5-7, with dates popping up all over the Third Coast so ready, steady, go!

METAL ON FILM: Meet ANVIL director Sacha Gervasi
METAL ON FILM

Meet ANVIL director Sacha Gervasi

This is a film about undying friendship, the pursuit of true art and of course, melting faces. TCD and Gervasi spoke, and now you listen. ANVIL opens throughout the Midwest this week.

You Can Help Save FILM WI Tax Incentives WED 4/29 – Thurs 4/30 @ 11am – CALL NOW!

You Can Help Save FILM WI Tax Incentives WED 4/29 – Thurs 4/30 @ 11am – CALL NOW!

Want your voice to be heard and do your part to help save the Film WI Tax Incentives?  Call Your State Senator Today!  This is a rare opportunity to help a filmmaker and call a State Senator in your underwear at the same time!  Think about it.  Its like Halley’s Comet.  Read on and call […]

MILWAUKEE STORIES – a series of short films @ MAM Thursday Apr 30

MILWAUKEE STORIES – a series of short films @ MAM Thursday Apr 30

Hey Film Kiddies: Milwaukee Film is proud to invite you to the premiere screening of MILWAUKEE STORIES, an ongoing series of short films that inner city teens (working with filmmaker mentors) have created about their lives and their locale. The program, originated by Maxine Wishner, was produced in cooperation with Running Rebels, a youth community […]

FREE SCREENING of Wilco Documentary ASHES OF AMERICAN FLAGS Mon 4/20

FREE SCREENING of Wilco Documentary ASHES OF AMERICAN FLAGS Mon 4/20

Monday 4/ 20 (holler): Free Wilco Movie @ Turner Hall (double holler): Pull up a chair and remenise on Wilco's sold out 2 day run at the Pabst at this amazing FREE SCREENING!!

EARLY BIRD Special For 2009 Milwaukee Film Festival Tickets.  Get. On. It.

EARLY BIRD Special For 2009 Milwaukee Film Festival Tickets. Get. On. It.

Ticket Packages and Passes for 2009 Milwaukee Film Festival on Sale April 20 Early ticket packages mean significant discounts for those who purchase before June 30 For those film lovers looking to make a wise investment with their tax return this month, Milwaukee Film has the perfect solution: a 6-pack or 12-pack of tickets, or […]

Wildwood Film Festival – WI only Films!  4/17 & 4/18

Wildwood Film Festival – WI only Films! 4/17 & 4/18

WILDWOOD FILM FESTIVAL Appleton, WI Friday April 17 and Saturday April 18 The Wildwood Film Festival is a festival for Wisconsin films only. Whether it’s the primary creative personnel (producer/director/writer), the actors or even the locations, all projects featured have direct ties to the state. The line-up this year offers something for everyone-comedies, dramas, thrillers […]

Carousel: What Goes Around Comes Around 3rd Annual Milwaukee Invitational 35mm Slideshow  Fri 4/24
Carousel

What Goes Around Comes Around 3rd Annual Milwaukee Invitational 35mm Slideshow Fri 4/24

If this isnt the most heart warming thing you’ve read all day, I demand that you unplug your typewriter from your TV and never log onto the interweb again. xo, REEL Milw @ TCD Carousel: What Goes Around Comes Around 3rd Annual Milwaukee Invitational 35mm Slideshow Friday, April 24, 7pm $4 Woodland Pattern Book Center, […]

Road trip! 2009 WI Film Festival guide

Road trip! 2009 WI Film Festival guide

The 2009 Wisconsin Film Festival starts TODAY and runs through April 5. Pack a bag - we're going to Madison! Here are Howie Goldklang's picks for the party.

Milwaukee Film Festival: IT’S ALIVE!  IT’S ALIVE!!!
Milwaukee Film Festival

IT’S ALIVE! IT’S ALIVE!!!

Is it Milwaukee Film or Milwaukee Film Festival or what?  Either way, read on, poke around on that your smarky little iPhone/Blackberry and make plans to submit that film…. Milwaukee Film Announces 2009 Milwaukee Film Festival and Call for Entries New and highly anticipated Milwaukee Film Festival will kick off September 24 Milwaukee Film, the […]

Sound the alarm

Sound the alarm

Close my blog now. OK, not NOW now, in like 2 minutes from now. Get up and git yourself back to the main page. Breathe. Take it in. This is for real. Unified, organized(ish), bleeding edge, here and now journalism. Your search is over. Explore the site. Explore Milwaukee. Explore our 3rd Coast. Milwaukee Film […]

HANDMADE NATION – Milw Premiere – Feb 5th @ The Oriental – BE THERE!

HANDMADE NATION – Milw Premiere – Feb 5th @ The Oriental – BE THERE!

click here and peep Handmade Nation game. The February 5 screening of “Handmade Nation” will be its U.S. feature premiere. The screening takes place 7 p.m. Thursday, February 5, at Landmark’s Oriental Theatre, 2230 N. Farwell Ave. The film has had preview screenings as a work in progress in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and […]

Milwaukee Filmmaker Speakeasy

Milwaukee Filmmaker Speakeasy

Michael Sotille of Lemon Lounge @ Oakland and Locust … So I told Grandma I loved her and then Grandpa ambled onto the phone. We did the wife, dog, salon updates and I heard about the latest movies to sneak into at the budget cinema and how there will never be peace in Israel in […]

Milwaukee Actor is “GANGBANGER 1” in GRAND TORINO

Milwaukee Actor is “GANGBANGER 1” in GRAND TORINO

lets end the REEL Milwaukee year with a warm n fuzzie. Peep a letter we received at Vital from Elvis Thao repping all the indie-film-actor-milwaukee-hmong’s out there. Peace y’alls: Howie ____________________________________________ I’m a local Milwaukee resident that just landed my first major film. Yes, as a cast. The title is Gran Torino and hits theatres […]

FIlm vs Music @ Y-Not III Sat Dec 13th –

FIlm vs Music @ Y-Not III Sat Dec 13th –

BLUE SUNSHINE an electric eclectic audio/visual freak out Sat Dec 13 9pm @ Y Not III 1854 E. Kenilworth Pl. 10,000 WATTS OF EXPERIMENTAL SOUND AND AUDIO | MULTIPLE SCREENS OF LIVE FILM & VIDEO featuring: SIGNALDRIFT *LIVE* (Wobblyhead, Audraglint, Consumers R&D) Signaldrift has been trying to find a way via hardware since 1995. Their […]

CALL FOR ENTRIES  – Gallery Night Screening Series 1/16/09

CALL FOR ENTRIES – Gallery Night Screening Series 1/16/09

Here is an exciting screening opportunity from Cramer-Krasselt. Please Forward to all interested parties. ∼OFFICIAL CALL FOR ENTRIES∼ Cramer-Krasselt is proud to announce our inaugural participation in Gallery Night on January 16th, 2009 and we want to showcase your films! Our focus is to provide a space to show locally grown timed-based media projects (live […]

Obligatory year-end article … go!

Obligatory year-end article … go!

What a crazy year it’s been for independent film in Milwaukee! Isn’t that what you’re supposed to say to start these year-end warm ‘n’ fuzzies? I am trying as hard as I can not to write that everyone should have a Christmas Story leg lamp in their window or remind you how Clark Griswold’s accapella […]

99 Bottles Documentary in Milwaukee and Madison + Q&A with filmmaker Jason Williams!  Read It Now!

99 Bottles Documentary in Milwaukee and Madison + Q&A with filmmaker Jason Williams! Read It Now!

99 BOTTLES a documentary about WI and Beer 4 shows on 4 different nights. Arrive 30 minutes before all show times for FREE Beer Tasting WHERE: Times Cinema (Milwaukee) WHEN: November 6-9 Thursday at 7:00pm Friday at 7:00pm Saturday at 7:00pm Sunday at 4:00pm WHERE Orpheum Theater (Madison) WHEN: Nov 13-16 Thursday at 7:00pm Friday […]

Amazing music-in-film moments: For you, me and everyone we know
Amazing music-in-film moments

For you, me and everyone we know

Welcome to Inferiority Complex City: Population – me. So indulge me, you painfully skinny punks, you tattooed, bearded, pierced indie-everything hipsters, indulge me from my little film corner, waving my pseudo-hipster white flag because let’s face it – it’s cooler to be a rocker than an actor. I know, stop rubbing it in. And jeez, […]

Mlwaukee Film Launches To A Packed House!  Go Milwaukee Film Go

Mlwaukee Film Launches To A Packed House! Go Milwaukee Film Go

The Milwaukee Show Launches Successfully “I Want You to Know” wins Jury Award, “The Waiting Room” wins Audience Award MILWAUKEE (October 24, 2008) — Nearly 600 people attended last night’s inaugural program of Milwaukee Film. The Milwaukee Show, announced the award winners at the Discovery World – Pilot House last night to a packed house […]

Milwaukee Film Announces The Milwaukee Show Line-up October 23 event to showcase 10 local filmmaker

Milwaukee Film Announces The Milwaukee Show Line-up October 23 event to showcase 10 local filmmaker

Milwaukee Film Announces The Milwaukee Show Line-up October 23 event to showcase 10 local filmmakers MILWAUKEE Milwaukee Film announces the line-up for The Milwaukee Show, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. The event will showcase a variety of local short films presented in the main auditorium of Landmark’s Oriental Theatre, 2230 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee. The […]

The Future of Independent Film Has Arrived: Meet Milwaukee Film
The Future of Independent Film Has Arrived

Meet Milwaukee Film

by Howie Goldklang + Photo by Kat Berger Film festivals are a tough business, man. One day you’re wearing your cleanest dirty suit in some board room asking for sponsorship money and the next you might be unloading office furniture from a rental truck, arguing about which films to program or waiting around for the […]

Milwaukee Film Wants You!  Volunteer Today!

Milwaukee Film Wants You! Volunteer Today!

Want to meet fun, new people? Want free movie tickets? Want to help with Milwaukee’s newest film festival? Milwaukee Film is currently seeking enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to help us out with upcoming events. Milwaukee Film are looking to fill volunteer positions in all areas from ticket-taking and ushering at the theatres to helping make […]

Announcing The 1st Annual Horror Movie Trailer Festival – AMAZING!

Announcing The 1st Annual Horror Movie Trailer Festival – AMAZING!

Hi Vital Friends: This festival sums up what 6pack, late-night-idea filmmaking is all about. You don’t have to make the movie, just the trailer! Amazing! from the festival organizers: ————————————————————- Do you have a video camera? Do you have a Mac? (or are you smart enough to handle a PC?) THEN you can create and […]

Get Your LGBT Film Fest On

Get Your LGBT Film Fest On

Sept 4 – 14, 2008 LGBT Film Festival – Milwaukee, WI click above for full schedule One of the community’s longest running film festivals celebrates its 21st anniversary with an international array of the finest and newest in films and videos by and about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. The screening-packed eleven days […]

Milwaukee filmmakers you need to know

Milwaukee filmmakers you need to know

Time to do a quick roll call of Milwaukee filmmakers doing their thing, on their own dime, completely outside of the Film Wisconsin Tax Bill hype (is that even news anymore?) – just creatives being creative. Please link up and let us know about your fave Brew City filmmaker on our REEL Milwaukee blog that […]

Great News For Milw Filmmakers – MILWAUKEE FILM ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL SCREENING, CALLS FOR ENTRIES

Great News For Milw Filmmakers – MILWAUKEE FILM ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL SCREENING, CALLS FOR ENTRIES

Hey There in Hipster Blog Land: Read below for the skinny on the next step in the Milwaukee Film Festival world….. begs the question…. what the hell happened? Rumors are swirling, Mark Metcalf is going off with a series of articles on onmilwaukee.com but no matter how you slice it, its a sad collision of […]

BEHOLD SOMETHING BIGGER THAN TUPAC Sat 8/24

BEHOLD SOMETHING BIGGER THAN TUPAC Sat 8/24

Sona Voice – this dude means business. His film, Behold Something Bigger than Tupac, is a tale surrounding the life a man (THE VOICE) from a different continent who sees himself as being greater than (in his opinion) the greatest rapper ever (Tupac Amaru Shakur). That’s a whole lotta greatness being addressed. Check their website […]

99 Bottles Documentary – World Premiere Thursday 8/21

99 Bottles Documentary – World Premiere Thursday 8/21

99 Bottles – WORLD PREMIERE! The world premiere of “99 Bottles Documentary“, directed by Jason Williams and produced by Glen Popple and David Oplinger is happening in it’s home town of Milwaukee WI. August 21st, 2008 7:00pm Oriental Theatre 2230 North Farwell Ave (414) 276-8711 Ticket prices are $10 with half of the box office […]

“Jake’s How To” WORLD (Milwaukee) PREMIERE Aug 14th

“Jake’s How To” WORLD (Milwaukee) PREMIERE Aug 14th

Get out there and support something more local than your underwear……. JAKE’S HOW TO Thursday, August 14, 2008 7:00pm – 9:00pm The Oriental Theatre 2230 N. Farwell (at Farwell and North Ave.) Milwaukee, WI http://www.BuckleyBrothersProductions.com August 14 on DVD and Milwaukee’s Oriental Theatre @ 7pm! AFTER PARTY @ CANS! Summer’s ending. School’s starting. Your life […]

Breaking Dolly Lemke

Breaking Dolly Lemke

Dolly Lemke is a poet. And not your chain-smoking, sad-just-because poet. I’m talking artist-writer-organizer-real-deal-poet. So, why is she in the film section of VITAL? We’ll get to that. Stir in your Splenda and read on. Since 2002, Lemke has been deeply involved in the Milwaukee arts scene. Be it film work, coordinating with artists on […]

Shorewood Movie Love For The Kiddies

Shorewood Movie Love For The Kiddies

FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE NITE THIS SATURDAY! 7/19 Chill out with a fun summer movie this Saturday night on the lawn of Shorewood High School. The “BEE MOVIE” will be shown at dusk, but make sure you arrive early (7 p.m.) and enjoy special pre-movie entertainment, including a magician and balloon twisting. Bring your lawn chairs […]

FREE SCREENING ALERT – Independent America: The Two Lane Search For Mom & Pop
FREE SCREENING ALERT – Independent America

The Two Lane Search For Mom & Pop

hear ye, hear ye: FREE SCREENING @ TIMES CINEMA – Tonight July 8th @ 7pm “Independent America: The Two-Lane Search for Mom & Pop” is a compelling documentary that tells the story of independent retailers trying to make it in the era of big-box retailers dominating the contemporary macroeconomy. While traveling across America to make […]

Summer Movie Ga Ga

Summer Movie Ga Ga

Going to the movies in the summer sucks. It is an over-priced, over-hyped rolling out of films produced for the lowest common denominator of potential audiences, with special effects and cherry-picked corporate soundtracks trumping good scripts and stories. Ugh. You wedge yourself into some mall parking slot, work up swamp-ass on that hot walk to […]

48 Hour Films Screening in Milw

48 Hour Films Screening in Milw

2 Days to shoot em and 1 Night to show em….. 48 Hour Film Project – click here Milwaukee 48 Hour Film Project Screenings Date: Wednesday, June 25th Time: Group A: 6pm Group B: 8pm Place: Landmark Oriental Theatre, 2230 North Farwell Avenue Tickets: $9 for one screening; $15 for both (on-line service charge not […]

Guyshouse 48 Hr Film Project Fundraiser Party

Guyshouse 48 Hr Film Project Fundraiser Party

Maybe it’s because his website has 2 logos and doesn’t really link to anywhere. www.guyshouse.com Or maybe it’s because his film production plan consists of $5 keg parties and throwing friends behind and in front of cameras but Guyhouse film happenings seem to capture everything good about punk rocker, renegade indie films. Want proof? Go […]

Film Festivals: Overview of the Underground
Film Festivals

Overview of the Underground

So you’re all lock, stocked and two smoking laptops. You just hit the SAVE and RENDER button on your favorite editing program and the world is your painfully hip oyster. Next, you’ll burn a few DVDs and show off your kick ass short film, starring your kick ass friends with your kick ass crew. The […]

Music To Soundtrack Your Next Film

Music To Soundtrack Your Next Film

ROCKSTEADY @ Burnhearts Last Saturdays Monthly mashed up ::: souled out hi tech vs no tech iTrax vs Vinyl DJ How (The Establishment) + special guest DJ: Emcee Sick of Pseudo Slang (Fat Beats Records) @ Burnhearts in Bayview 10pm – 2am No Cover, Cold Beer

ANARCHY Online

ANARCHY Online

the nice version Slamdance is the independent alternative to Sundance. the 3-drinks-in version Sundance is a marketing platform for sell out, studio filmmakers who pretend to be indie, Slamdance is a festival of discovery showcasing 1st time filmmakers that are DIY as fuck. Why the post? ATTENTION Milw Film Kids: If you have a short […]

Chris gets a gig

Chris gets a gig

Hello to everyone in WI Film Land. Peep this exclusive REEL Milwaukee interview with Milwaukee filmmaker / jack of all on-set trades Chris T.K. Coyne for an inside look at Universal Pictures’ Public Enemies with Oscar-nominated director Michael Mann (The Aviator, Heat, Ali, Collateral) and Oscar-winning actor Johnny Depp (21 Jump Street, Cry Baby, Nightmare […]

Film Festival Skin And Bones

Film Festival Skin And Bones

What up Milw? I had a great conversation with a friend at VITAL about the excitement of starting a film festival. Here’s my take on a jumping off point for all you sinners: Film Festival Skin and Bones Sponsorship Aka Marketing and Advertising for those who don’t want to concede to the fact they are […]

Let it Breathe

Let it Breathe

It’s hard to write about a “scene,” especially a local “film scene.” So hip and cool, right? What’s crackin’? Who’s doing what? Who’s got the friend with that cousin in LA who knows people who make things happen? And what are those happenings, anyway? Recently, Wisconsin has rolled up her creative sleeves and done a […]

Film in Amsterdam, NL

Film in Amsterdam, NL

We’ve packed up the van and managed to find our way to Amsterdam. We must have brought a bit of Milwaukee with us because it is snowing! The locals are freaked out. Doesn’t help us convince this side of Europe about the effects of Global Warming but thats a conversation for another day. Click here […]

Major Tom To Ground Control

Major Tom To Ground Control

This is your new book marked link, your new online addiction, your new place to find out whats poppin in the world of Milwaukee Film. Check back soon for the “How To” on posting your links, script fragments and ideas, YouTube/MySpace links, email video clips from your cellphone, Questions, Comments, smack downs, party info, anything […]

Coming soon:  Reel Milwaukee
Coming soon

Reel Milwaukee

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Pat Graham

Pat Graham

Music and media pop and move. We are digital and online. Genres slide into each other, constantly bounding forward. That’s why Pat Graham’s new photography book, Silent Pictures, is so important: it’s an anchor to link us to the past. Silent Pictures is his first book, showcasing underground rock at its finest through the past […]