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The documentary "Milwaukee 53206" will have its world premiere at the Oriental Theatre on Tuesday, June 14.

Milwaukee Film announces world premiere of "Milwaukee 53206"

This morning, Milwaukee Film announced that it would be hosting 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.

"We are excited to work with Milwaukee Film to premiere 'Milwaukee 53206' here, in the very city our film takes place," said director Keith McQuirter in a press release. "The people of the city have been extraordinary allies in helping us tell this story, and it's my hope that it reflects the experience of what life is like with an incarcerated loved one. It's also my hope the film will offer an avenue for people to look deeper into the justice system and how it's impacting families and communities, not just in the 53206 zip code, but across the nation."

The world premiere screening will take place at the Oriental Theatre on Tuesday, June 14 at 7 p.m. Immediately after the screening, Milwaukee Film will also host a Q&A with the filmmakers, film subjects and community leaders to discuss the film and the issues with the audience.

Free tickets for the screening will be made available to Milwaukee Film members, sponsors and select Milwaukee community groups. A limited number of tickets will also be available by request, while the general public will be able to request free tickets – or more information on the film and the screening – by emailing screenings@mkefilm.org by June 3.


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