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29th Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival

October 16 - 26

Spanning across two weekends, this year’s Festival will unfurl, once again, the finest in LGBT film and video, sharing works that are brand new, historical, and essential.

LGBT Film/Video Festival: CATEGORICAL REFUTATION: An Evening of Trans* Shorts

October 25

Definitions claimed and ignored in this energetic conflation of characters engaging with disclosure, athletics, dating, postmodernism, robots (possibly), mothers, trans* history, and a bling bedecked walker as vehicles for getting where and who you need to be.

LGBT Film/Video Festival: Daniel Ribeiro’s THE WAY HE LOOKS (Hoje Eu Quero Sozinho)

October 25

A beguilingly sweet story of high school romance centered on the resourceful and sturdy Leonardo, who always has to negotiate bullies and overprotective parents overly worried about how their blind son negotiates the world. But Leonardo has being blind down: it is his crush on new student Gabriel that confounds him.

LGBT Film/Video Festival: Nejc Gazvoda’s DUAL (Dvojina)

October 25

A madcap tale of two women and their impromptu night-long excursion.The film weaves gravity within its whimsy, mapping, ultimately, a more general portrait of the twenty-somethings emerging from today’s economically embattled Europe, a generation lost, maybe, or perhaps defiantly adrift.

LGBT Film/Video Festival: blair dorosh-walther’s OUT IN THE NIGHT

October 25

A powerful documentary about racial injustice chronicling – and assiduously contextualizing – the 2006 case of seven African-American lesbians who were labeled “lesbian gang members” and who were eventually given severe prison sentences all for defending their friend after she was sexually harassed on the street.

LGBT Film/Video Festival Closing Night: 52 Tuesdays

October 26

A year of Tuesdays accumulate into a beautiful drama of the evolving relationship between a teenage girl and her gender-transitioning mother in this award-winning new film from Australia.

LGBT Film/Video Festival: Eytan Fox’s CUPCAKES

October 26

A motley crew of neighbors end up representing their nation in global pop song competition! Pastel colored sets and all sorts of romance and the ebullience of song ensue! Free kosher cupcakes for the first 100 patrons!

67th Student Film & Video Festival

December 12

A juried showcase of the best short films and videos from the pioneering UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres.

68th Student Film & Video Festival

May 8, 2015

A juried showcase of the best short films and videos from the pioneering UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres.

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