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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!

Adept-8: Back in Black and White

November 1

The third edition of this semi-annual program showcasing local, national, and international artists exploring the possibilities of super8 film.

MFA Screening 1

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Films by recent MFA recipients from the graduate program of the UWM Film Department. The night’s program will feature work by Junehyuck Jeon, Kara Mulrooney and Elizabeth Hagen.

2 x Emir Cakaroz: “Two Photographs”; “One Money”

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Two Photographs” (2012) is a personal documentary about the immigration of the filmmaker’s family from Bulgaria to Turkey. “One Money” (2014) explores estate, consignment and farm auctions in Wisconsin, focusing on the objects for sale and peoples’ interactions in different locations and circumstances.

Locally Grown: Josh Weissbach

November 13

This collection of 16mm films made by experimental filmmaker Josh Weissbach between 2011 and 2014 embraces the notion of navigational initiative as a reward of disorientation: Where am I? What am I doing? What is this?

Gloria Rolando: A Retrospective Filmmaker – Filmmaker Rolando in Attendance!

November 15 - 17

The UWM Film Department welcomes Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando whose award-winning films exquisitely dramatize the complex histories of the Afro-Cubans and their shared histories with Haitian, Panamanian and Jamaican laborers.

MFA Screening 2

November 19

Films by recent MFA recipients from the graduate program of the UWM Film Department. Tonight’s program will feature work by Ben Balcom, Isaac Brooks, Julie Wolterstorff and Sarah Stevens.

Locally Grown: Special Entertainment

November 20

Special Entertainment (Bobby Ciraldo & Andrew Swant) screens its ten-years-in-the-making Hamlet A.D.D.: a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s timeless play as a bizarre and comedic tour through the ages with live-action characters in a colorful cartoon world.

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.

Film Department Senior Screenings

December 13

A special evening showcasing the films and videos completed by the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genre’s graduating seniors.

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.

Film Department Senior Screenings

May 14, 2015 - May 15, 2015

A special evening showcasing the films and videos completed by the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genre’s graduating seniors.

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