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Three to see: Day 2 of the Milwaukee Film Festival

Published Sept. 25, 2015

Last night, the Milwaukee Film Festival cracked open its 2015 edition with "Youth." So that's one movie down and only about 300 to go. It's overwhelming slate of impressive cinema, so to help hopefully guide you to some winners, here are my three picks for what to see here on Day 2 of the most wonderful time of the year.


"Best of Enemies" offers an entertaining look at the worst of political debates

Published Sept. 6, 2015

The new documentary "Best of Enemies" shares a lot in common with the debates it's chronicling - the biggest of which is that despite its shortcomings, it's still bitingly entertaining and engaging. Co-director Morgan Neville - working with Robert Gordon - may not be a great storyteller, but he knows how to spot great stories. That was the case with the background singers in "20 Feet from Stardom," and that's the case here with Vidal v Buckley.


Operation documentary aims to keep game inventor's story buzzing

Published Aug. 27, 2015

Growing up, the Bay View-based toy maker Peggy Brown has plenty of memories of the classic board game Operation - and her family didn't even own it. Decades later, Brown - along with her friend and fellow toy maker Tim Walsh - are trying to give something back to the man whose legendarily buzz-worthy game gave them so many fun times and fond memories over the years with the documentary "Buzz Heard 'Round the World."


"Green Blah" documents Green Bay's punk scene

Published Aug. 2, 2015

Chris Pretti and Jim Baker - along with Cole Quamma, Dan Boville and Max Hay - are now in the process of completing a documentary about the Green Bay punk scene entitled "Green Blah: the History of Green Bay Punk Rock." recently chatted with Pretti about the film, the Green Bay punk scene and its connections to the Packers.


Faiola turns his lens toward Milwaukee's classic church festivals

Published July 7, 2015

After documentary films tracing Milwaukee and Wisconsin traditions like Friday night fish fries and the classic Sconnie supper club, local musician and filmmaker Ron Faiola is preparing to launch a new one. The 30-minute "Tilt-A-Whirls, Cowbells and Beer" visits a number of Milwaukee area church festivals and gets the inside scoop on the history, the logistics and the people behind this summer Brew City institution.

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