Milwaukee Film announces Cinema Hooligante line-up

The Milwaukee Film Festival has announced the mix of genre and cult films to be shown during its new late-night showcase, called Cinema Hooligante.

"Although we have screened late night films in previous years, we weren't showcasing them as a cohesive program," explains programming manager Angela Catalano. "This year is my first year programming for the festival, and I wanted to infuse it with the passion I have for genre films. Personally, I think this line-up is kick-ass."

The series will include films that the festival organizers says are "raunchy, gory, scary, fun, bizarre and possibly offensive."

In addition to including the festival's annual midnight shorts program, curated by Milwaukee Film Shorts Programmer Anna Sampers, there will be seven more films, including the debut of "Mark Borchardt Presents," a collaboration in which Borchardt will present a classic cult film and host a discussion afterwards with the director.

To kick things off, Borchardt has chosen Bill Rebane's Wisconsin cult classic, "The Giant Spider Invasion."

The other films in the series include "Beyond The Black Rainbow," "Citadel," "Dead Weight," "Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal," "Klown" and "V/H/S."


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