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Netflix Star DeWanda Wise, Journalist Touré, and New York Times Editor Aisha Harris Headline Black Lens Events

The 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival will take place from October 18 - November 1.

By - Oct 15th, 2018 11:26 am

MILWAUKEE – October 15, 2018 – Now in its fifth year, the Milwaukee Film Festival’s Black Lens Film Series has expanded its programming of special events and forums to feature actors and commentators with national profiles. In addition to highlighting the work of 20 contemporary African-American filmmakers through eight fiction and documentary films and two shorts programs, this year’s program will include notable panelists such as Netflix star DeWanda Wise, famed journalist and former MSNBC host Touré, and The New York Times assistant television editor, Aisha Harris.

Wise will participate in an intimate discussion about her role as Nola Darling in the Netflix adaptation of Spike Lee’s debut film, She’s Gotta Have It.  Moderated by UWM associate professor of film, Portia Cobb, “She’s Gotta Have It: A Conversation with DeWanda Wise” will take place on Monday, October 29th at 7 PM in the UWM Union Ballroom (2200 East Kenwood Blvd).

Additionally, a screening of short film black enuf will take place at 6 PM on Sunday, October 28th in Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall (929 N. Water St), followed by a panel discussion about racial and cultural identity moderated by Touré and featuring Aisha Harris and black enuf director Carrie Hawks.

Tickets to the  “She’s Gotta Have It: A Conversation with DeWanda Wise” and black enuf can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 414-755-1965; 12 pm– 5 pm. For the most up-to-date Black Lens events and forums information, please visit The 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival will take place from October 18 – November 1.

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