It's a day of music and fashion on the final Saturday of the Milwaukee Film Festival – at least when it comes to my three to see (and then some) for Day 10 of the cinema extravaganza.
First, fitting nicely with the music theme, today's video comes with another special guest: Tahria Sheather, a producer on the documentary selection "Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements," a generation-spanning visual memoir about director Irene Taylor Brodsky's deaf son learning Beethoven's famed piano composition. We talk about bringing such a personal story to the screen, the state of documentaries and, of course, where you can find her moving doc after the festival.
And then, as is tradition, there are my three picks for the day, ranging from two very different kinds of musical documentaries (one followed with a live concert afterward!) to something completely different: a horror movie about a literally killer dress.
It's just another unpredictable day at the Milwaukee Film Festival!
- "Bakoso: AfroBeats de Cuba" screen at 7 p.m. at the Avalon (with the afterparty performance from DJ Jigüe hosted at 9 p.m. at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee)
- "Stop Making Sense" screens at 8:30 p.m. at the Oriental Theatre
- "In Fabric" screens at 10 p.m. at the Avalon
- BONUS: The industry insiders panel with "When They See Us" writer Michael Starrbury and editor Terilyn A. Shropshire takes place at 7 p.m. at the Weasler Auditorium on Marquette University's campus
And for more information on "Moonlight Sonata," check out the film's official website – and stay tuned to HBO for its TV premiere in December.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.