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Out Look: The Evolution of Drag
Out Look

The Evolution of Drag

From Divine to Divine Trash, drag culture challenges gender politics.

Milwaukee Film Festival: Christopher Darling
Milwaukee Film Festival

Christopher Darling

Watch a rock band hit the rocks.

Milwaukee Film Festival: The Milwaukee Music Video Show
Milwaukee Film Festival

The Milwaukee Music Video Show

See the convergence of Milwaukee's film and music scenes. First in a series of previews.

New Black Cat Alley Public Street Art Gallery Opens This Sunday On Milwaukee’s East Side
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New Black Cat Alley Public Street Art Gallery Opens This Sunday On Milwaukee’s East Side

Black Cat Alley Grand Opening Ceremony and Black Cat Alley at Villa Terrace Exhibition Opens Sunday, September 18

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Expected Festival Guests
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Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Expected Festival Guests

Headliners include Academy Award-winner John Ridley, Emmy Award-winner Sam Pollard, The Blind Side actor Quinton Aaron, Silicon Valley actor Martin Starr, and Arrested Development actor Mae Whitman

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office Opens on Thursday
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office Opens on Thursday

Today is last day to buy discounted festival passes and ticket 6-Packs. New Age Narcissism headlines Opening Night Party

Disney’s Queen of Katwe and Academy Award-Winners Highlight Spotlight Presentations
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Disney’s Queen of Katwe and Academy Award-Winners Highlight Spotlight Presentations

Festival opens with Life, Animated from Academy Award-winner Roger Ross Williams. Milwaukee 53206: A Community Serves Time returns to Milwaukee after sold-out June premiere

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Cine Sin Fronteras Program Lineup
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Cine Sin Fronteras Program Lineup

Showcasing the rich and vibrant Latinx diaspora through cinema

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Second List of Official Selections
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Second List of Official Selections

Lineup includes Beware the Slenderman and a new sports documentary program

Internationally Renowned Street Artist MTO to Make Milwaukee Appearance
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Internationally Renowned Street Artist MTO to Make Milwaukee Appearance

South facing façade of Oriental Theatre to get street art mural for Black Cat Alley Fundraising Gala, on July 21

Internationally Renowned Street Artist MTO to Make Milwaukee Appearance
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Internationally Renowned Street Artist MTO to Make Milwaukee Appearance

MTO to paint south facing façade of Oriental Theatre for Black Cat Alley Fundraising Gala, July 21

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals First List of Official Selections
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals First List of Official Selections

Milwaukee Film announces new Latinx diaspora program and film festival venues

Milwaukee Film Announces World Premiere Screening of Milwaukee 53206
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Milwaukee Film Announces World Premiere Screening of Milwaukee 53206

Film explores the lives of those affected by mass incarceration in Milwaukee

Mural-makers to transform East Side alley into a work of art
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Mural-makers to transform East Side alley into a work of art

Throughout the summer, artists will transform the alley that runs behind the Oriental Theatre and Colectivo Coffee into an outdoor collection of murals.

Milwaukee’s East Side to be Transformed by Street Art Mural Installations
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Milwaukee’s East Side to be Transformed by Street Art Mural Installations

Juried artist selection announced, includes renowned international, national and local street artists

YP Week: Converting Spaces to Places
YP Week

Converting Spaces to Places

Learn about Milwaukee's next great public spaces.

WMSE is turning 35 and singing the birthday blues
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WMSE is turning 35 and singing the birthday blues

WMSE starts singing the blues on Friday, March 25 when they host legends The Siegel–Schwall Band at the Turner Hall Ballroom with hometown icons The R&B Cadets.

Black Souls Matter

Black Souls Matter

Can challenging shows like ‘The Ballad of Emmett Till’ change how we think about race?

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Attracts 70,885 Attendees for a 10% Increase Over 2014
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Attracts 70,885 Attendees for a 10% Increase Over 2014

The Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Award for feature film goes to Romeo is Bleeding

Milwaukee Film Festival: Power Rankings
Milwaukee Film Festival

Power Rankings

My favorite -- and un-favorite -- films so far.

Twelfth Annual Nohl Fellowship Exhibition Opens at INOVA, October 9
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Twelfth Annual Nohl Fellowship Exhibition Opens at INOVA, October 9

Each autumn, the Nohl exhibition affords us an opportunity to stop and consider what it means to be an artist in greater Milwaukee at a specific moment in time.

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Over 100 Expected Guests
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Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Over 100 Expected Guests

Headliners include actors Raven-Symoné and John Ashton; documentary subjects April Carrión and Moziah Bridges; award-winning directors Chad Gracia and Stanley Nelson

Come & Get It: FarmRaiser & Film Fest!
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Come & Get It: FarmRaiser & Film Fest!

Please join us at Concordia Gardens on Saturday, September 19, from 4:00 pm - twilight

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office Now Open
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office Now Open

Opening Night Party melds film and community with audience, donors and sponsors

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces 2015 Panels

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Milwaukee Film Festival Announces 2015 Panels


Chicago Tribune film critic, Michael Phillips, to deliver Keynote Address;
 Panels on Policing and Education highlight the imperative and topical nature of festival documentaries

Bar Exam: Landmark Lanes’ Jazzy 88-Year History
Bar Exam

Landmark Lanes’ Jazzy 88-Year History

Serving booze during prohibition and built by a billionaire jailbird whose son become an ambassador.

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Lineup
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Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Lineup

Festival to open with Youth; Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino’s new film stars Michael Caine & Harvey Keitel. Award-winning films plentiful in Documentary Festival Favorites and Worldviews programs

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Spotlight Presentations
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Spotlight Presentations

Acclaimed Wisconsin-set thriller Uncle John among headliners

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Competition Films
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Competition Films

Eight Feature Films Competing for $10,000 Cash Prize - South Milwaukee Native Chad Gracia’s The Russian Woodpecker Included

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cream City Cinema Lineup
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cream City Cinema Lineup

The Milwaukee Music Video Show debuts as new program

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Shorter Is Better Lineup
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Shorter Is Better Lineup

Presenting nearly 60 of the best festival-circuit short films and the return of the Shorter Is Better juried award

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Passport: Sweden Program
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Passport: Sweden Program

Passport: Sweden proves that cold weather produces cool art

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cinema Hooligante Films
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cinema Hooligante Films

Highlighted by 35 mm Anniversary Screenings of Jaws & The Shining

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Return of Art + Artists Program
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Return of Art + Artists Program

Featuring U.S. Premiere of a Documentary of a Celebrated Latin American Artist. New This Year is a Showcase Highlighting Award-Winning Media Artist

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Return of Film Feast Program
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Return of Film Feast Program

Film Feast celebrates Milwaukee’s proud food culture with eight food-related films

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Rated K: For Kids
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Rated K: For Kids

All-ages program features live action, animation and 20th Anniversary of Babe: The Gallant Pig

2015 MFF Reveals Return of African-American-Focused Black Lens Program
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2015 MFF Reveals Return of African-American-Focused Black Lens Program

Showcasing fiction and documentary films from emerging and established directors in the black community. The Johnson Controls Foundation provides new financial support.

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Sound Vision Program
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Sound Vision Program

Music film program returns with scheduled appearance by legendary DJ Marco Collins. Koss joins as new sponsor, presenting the program and donating headphones

NEWaukeean of the Week: Dustin Zick
NEWaukeean of the Week

Dustin Zick

"In Milwaukee, if you bust your butt, it will pay off. In Chicago or LA, nobody may ever know your name."

Milwaukee Film Announces 2014 Festival Dates, New Programming Hire
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Milwaukee Film Announces 2014 Festival Dates, New Programming Hire

Sixth Annual Milwaukee Film Festival runs September 25-October 9

Film Fest: A Cry for Justice
Film Fest

A Cry for Justice

A documentary at the Milwaukee Film Festival is a haunting look at a priest who abused deaf boys in this archdiocese.

Urban Milwaukee Night at Film Fest

Urban Milwaukee Night at Film Fest

Join us for the Milwaukee Film Festival's showing of Detropia and post-movie chat and happy hour.