Where to watch Milwaukee Film Festival movies now
The 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival may have finished rolling its end credits last week, but if you're like me – and I'm so sorry if you are – you're probably just now catching up on the sleep, meals and news stories you missed while spending 15 days hopping around the festival's mind-boggling 282 selected films (not even including the keynote speakers, filmmaker events and more).
I managed to hit a total of 23 films this year. I know: WEAK. But luckily for me, and all the other Milwaukee Film junkies out there looking back wistfully at the screenings we missed (*looks back at "Nuts!" with a single tear falling down cheek*), most festival movies don't solely exist for a few screenings during the last week of September and the first week of October. Some are in theaters (or soon to be on their way, hopefully). Others are sitting right on your laptop or TV at home, just waiting for you.
While watching these features on the big screen is always the optimal route, here are the best ways to catch up (legally; none of that illegal pirated poppycock) with some of the Milwaukee Film Festival movies you may have missed this year.
(A quick tip before we begin: With Halloween right around the corner, the Iranian-set horror flick "Under the Shadow" – on this list below – would make a mighty fine scary movie selection some dark and spooky night this month. Thank me later.)
- "All the President's Men"
- "Ants on a Shrimp"
- "Beauty and the Beast"
- "Beware the Slenderman"
Projected for a 2017 release date.
- "Blue Velvet"
- "Can You Dig This"
Currently available to stream on Netflix, as well as to rent on iTunes, YouTube, Amazon Video, Google Play and DirecTV VOD services. The UWM Union Cinema will also host a screening of the film on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.
- "Carmin Tropical"
Currently available to rent on YouTube and some television VOD services.
- "City of Gold"
- "The Fits"
- "Five Nights in Maine"
- "Free to Run"
Available on DVD beginning on Nov. 1.
- "Home Care"
Currently available to rent on iTunes.
- "Hooligan Sparrow"
Available on DVD beginning Dec. 13.
- "How to Tell You're A Douchebag"
- "Jim: The James Foley Story"
- "Keepers of the Game"
- "Kings of Nowhere"
- "Klown Forever"
- "The Land"
- "Life, Animated"
- "Little Boxes"
While not currently available, Netflix has purchased the distribution rights to the film.
- "The Love Witch"
While not currently available, "The Love Witch" is set for theatrical release on Nov. 11.
- "Maya Angelou And Still I Rise"
While not currently available, "Maya Angelou And Still I Rise" is set for a likely limited theatrical release on Oct. 14.
- "Men & Chicken"
- "Morris From America"
- "Mountains May Depart"
- "My King"
The UWM Union Cinema will host two screenings of the film on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 5 at 5 p.m.
- "Neither Heaven Nor Earth"
Available on DVD beginning Dec. 6.
Available on DVD beginning Dec. 6.
- "Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict"
- "Phantom Boy"
Available on DVD beginning Nov. 8.
- "Presenting Princess Shaw"
- "Queen of Katwe"
Currently playing in most movie theaters.
- "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
- "Right Now, Wrong Then"
Currently available to stream on Fandor.
- "Stop Making Sense"
- "Sweet Bean"
- "Tale of Tales"
Currently available to stream on Netflix.
- "Under the Shadow"
The UWM Union Cinema will host a screening of the film on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.
- "When We Were Kings"
Currently available on DVD.
- "Women He's Undressed"
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