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Articles tagged with 'Movies'


"A Billion Lives" global vaping doc makes U.S. premiere in Milwaukee

Published Aug. 5, 2016

In just a few years, Milwaukee filmmaker Aaron Biebert has gone from mocking e-cigarette users and vapers to fighting for their cause, landing right in the middle of the ongoing smoking/vaping debate with his upcoming documentary, "A Billion Lives."


Milwaukee Film Festival announces selections for Black Lens lineup

Published Aug. 2, 2016

Milwaukee Film added to the 16 selections announced last month with the eight movies making up this year's Black Lens program, a category dedicated to African-American filmmakers and stories rooted in the black community and the black experience.


What's coming and going from Netflix in August

Published July 29, 2016

Say goodbye to "The Sandlot" and "Inside Man," and say hello to "No Country for Old Men" and "The Fast and the Furious." That's right: It's time to see what's coming and going from Netflix in the month of August.


"Finding Dory" is a sweet, silly swim into familiar waters

Published July 24, 2016

Sequels are not why we love Pixar, why that name for many has become seemingly a genre of its own and a deeply trusted one at that. But, as "Finding Dory" proves, while sequels may not be what Pixar does best, they still do them better than most.


A goodbye to Garry Marshall

Published July 20, 2016

2016 tragically claimed yet another entertainment giant Tuesday, as television and film writer-producer-director Garry Marshall passed away in Burbank, Calif., at the age of 81, from complications of pneumonia following a stroke.


Local filmmaker wins award at American Black Film Festival

Published July 9, 2016

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports that Milwaukee native Tyshun Wardlaw has won a national video competition for rising filmmakers. She was named the winner of the McDonald's "My Community" award at the 20th annual American Black Film Festival held in June.


Milwaukee Film announces return of Brico Forward Fund program

Published June 21, 2016

For the second year in a row, applications are now open for Milwaukee Film's Brico Forward Fund, an annual granting program offering local filmmakers the funds and tools necessary to create and complete worthy filmmaking projects.


Milwaukee Film announces world premiere of "Milwaukee 53206"

Published May 26, 2016

Milwaukee Film announced that it will host the world premiere of "Milwaukee 53206," a documentary chronicling the lives of those who live in the 53206 zip code, which has the highest rate of incarceration for African American males in the country.


"The Darkness" brings no new scares to light

Published May 22, 2016

According to Greg Mclean, "The Darkness" comes from a true story passed along to him first-hand. Judging by the results, maybe someone was just recalling the plot of "Poltergeist" to him. Or an infinite number of scarier haunted house tales from before.