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Experimental Tuesdays: Ben Rivers and Ben Russell’s “A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness”

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm

Marked by loneliness, ecstatic beauty and an optimism of the darkest sort, A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS follows an unnamed character through three seemingly disparate moments in his life.

DAREDEVILS: A New Film from Stephanie Barber

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A portrait of risk and language, and a consideration of an artist’s life and work as a form of daredevilry, Stephanie Barber’s DAREDEVILS presents the experimental narrative of a writer.

Gold Is Where You Find It: The films and more of Dawn Wiedmann

September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A tribute to late filmmaker Dawn Wiedemann, one of very first MFA students of the UWM Film Department.

Brett Kashmere’s “From Deep”

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Combining self-shot “moving snapshots” of the game in its everyday form with a wide array of archival footage, this audiovisual essay offers a layered, non-linear perspective on the merger of basketball and hip hop culture, focused through the wide angle lens of the game’s history.

“Manakamana,” with co-director Pacho Velez in person!

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:15 pm

High above a jungle in Nepal, pilgrims make an ancient journey by cable car to worship Manakamana.

Adept-8: Back in Black and White

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

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.

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