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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson praises beer commercial science

Published May 12, 2016

For more than two hours Wednesday night, Neil deGrasse Tyson systematically went through 11 scientific categories and gave examples of movies - and the occasional beer commercial - that did those concepts well, and ones that did them disastrously wrong.

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The Fourth awakens: 8 ways to celebrate Star Wars Day

Published May 4, 2016

Happy Star Wars Day, and indeed, May the Fourth be with you. While you're keeping your eyes open for any new "Star Wars" movie news, here are some ways you can celebrate the special day (surprisingly, none of them involve screening the prequels).

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Milwaukee Film's Black Lens program receives AMPAS grant

Published April 27, 2016

The Milwaukee Film Festival may still be months away, but that doesn't mean awesome things aren't happening at Milwaukee Film. Take, for instance, yesterday, when news broke that the organization was chosen to receive a $10,000 grant from AMPAS.

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3 ways to pay tribute to Prince this week, in song and on screen

Published April 25, 2016

We're still all broken up about the sudden, shocking death of Prince. Thankfully, several Milwaukee venues are offering opportunities to continue the Prince mourning process this week and pay tribute to his artistic genius in both music and movies.