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Arts & Culture
1:38 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Weekend Movie Picks: Scandalous Dickens vs. Conflicted Iranian Family

Stay warm with a movie and some popcorn.
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon with Shepherd Express' Dave Luhrssen.

Staying inside is pretty advisable, given this weekend's predicted frigid weather. But maybe a film set in Europe will help warm you up.

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Arts & Culture
4:37 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

From 'LOTR' to 'Spiderman,' Kenosha Native Adds Special Effects to Blockbusters

Wisconsin native and special effects supervisor Jim Rygiel led the team that brought Tolkien's character Gollum, and the rest of his "Lord of the Rings," to life on screen.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with UWM graduate and visual effects director Jim Rygiel.

Moviegoers have come to expect more and more sophisticated, seamless special effects, thanks to advances in computer graphics. A UWM graduate has played a big role in creating this CG movie magic.

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Arts & Culture
4:18 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Documentary Explores Luxury, History of Iconic Pfister Hotel

The 120-year old Pfister Hotel is the focus of Mark Siegrist's newest documentary.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews documentarian Mark Siegrist.

Though the number of hotels and hotel rooms in downtown Milwaukee is growing, one hotel has remained front and center.

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Arts & Culture
3:19 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

LGBT Film Festival Opens in a 'Divine' Way

"I am Divine" opens the Milwaukee LGBT Film and Video Festival on Thursday night.
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews Carl Bogner, director of Milwaukee's LGBT Film and Video Festival.

The 28th annual Milwaukee LGBT Film and Video Festival opens this evening at the Oriental Theater. 

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Arts & Culture
4:25 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

3 Films to See This Weekend

The film "The Patience Stone," which opens tonight, takes place in a country in the middle of war.
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews film critic Dave Luhrssen.

You could say that George Clooney and Sandra Bullock’s new space-based film has a sort of gravitational pull.

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Arts & Culture
11:56 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Filmmaker Finds Meaning in India

Steve Hoover's "Blood Brother" documentary on an orphanage for HIV positive children
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Steve Hoover talks with Lake Effect's Dan Harmon about his new documentary.

There are a lot of movies out there about protagonists trying to find themselves in exotic locations, like India – think Eat, Pray, Love.

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Health & Science
5:02 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Film Asks 'How Would You Like to Live At the End of Your Life?'

Filmmakers Michael Bernhagen (center) and Terry Kahldusdal (far right) interview a caregiver and her mother about end-of-life decisions.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews "Consider the Conversation" co-producer Michael Bernhagen and Kelly Andrew, director of development for the Milwaukee area's Horizon Home Care and Hospice.

Death is universal, but so is the seeming reluctance to talk about it – but why?

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Theater Company Embeds Itself in Wauwatosa Nursing Home

Professional actors worked with Luther Manor residents with dementia to prepare the play "Finding Penelope." A documentary captured the collaborative process.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews documentarian Brad Lichtenstein and playwright Anne Basting.

For a year, members of a theater company embedded themselves at Luther Manor nursing home in Wauwatosa.

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Health & Science
5:27 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Can Science Explain the Benefits of Meditation?

Early morning meditation
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews Richard Davidson, a University of Wisconsin professor who studies the science of emotions.

Among the films being featured at this year's Milwaukee Film Festival is a documentary called “Free the Mind."

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Arts & Culture
4:38 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Milwaukee Filmmaker Guides Child Stars to Rave Reviews in 'Mister and Pete'

“The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete” from director/producer George Tillman, Jr., will appear Saturday evening at the Milwaukee Film Festival.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews filmmaker George Tillman, Jr.

While known for its array of films, the Milwaukee Film Festival also pays tribute to people who have made significant contributions to film culture as a whole.

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