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"Jodorowsky's Dune" finds hope and success in a Hollywood failure

Published March 26, 2015

By most definitions, director Alejandro Jodorowsky's attempt to adapt Frank Herbert's "Dune" to the big screen in the mid-'70s was a failure. The filmmaker's furiously inventive and imaginative movie never made it to the big screen, but man ... what a trip it would've been, at least certainly judging by Frank Pavich's hypnotically fascinating documentary "Jodorowsky's Dune," showing tonight at 7 p.m. at the UWM Union Theatre.

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"The Pfister: History & Story" doc earns Emmy nomination

Published Oct. 15, 2014

Today, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and The Pfister Hotel announced that its short documentary, "The Pfister: History & Story," has received an Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Achievement for Documentary Programs - Historical.

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Documentary "Letters to Ashleigh" finds hope and peace in local tragedy

Published Aug. 6, 2014

On the morning of Oct. 6, 2009, 19-year-old Ashleigh Love was sleeping in her bed when an intruder broke into her home, went into her room and shot her to death. Almost five years after the utterly senseless tragedy, Ashleigh's story - once front page news in Milwaukee - has faded into memory for most. For filmmaker Kyle Olson, however, the story is very much still alive.

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Rock doc "Sound City" strums a nostalgic number

Published Jan. 30, 2013

Dave Grohl's "Sound City" is a heartfelt, exuberant tribute to the old days of recording that oozes with affection from everyone involved. And if that's not enough, it comes with a kicking soundtrack. Times have been far worse.

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