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Arts & Culture
3:24 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

'The Dissolve' Keeps Film Criticism Professional, Even Online

The Dissolve is an online film criticism site based in Chicago.
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews editorial director Keith Phipps and editor Scott Tobias, of the film "The Dissolve."

The 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival kicks off tonight, offering a representative mix of films produced these days, from the shorts and animation to the full-length blockbusters in their 35mm glory.

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Arts & Culture
12:25 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

12 Fall Flicks Not to Miss

The great movie line-up and the smell of popcorn will be bringing many people to movie theaters this fall.
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Lake Effect film contributor Dave Luhrssen reveals his top picks among fall films.

After a summer of what he calls "Dumb and Dumber” movies, film critic David Luhrssen is looking forward to fall's film line-up.

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Arts & Culture
2:45 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Finding Meaning at Burning Man

The Burning Man effigy
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews director and producer Julie Pifher.

Please note: This interview originally aired on July 10, 2013.

For a week every year, tens of thousands of people descend on a usually vacant spot in the Nevada desert for a festival that is equal parts performance art, philosophy, and party.

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Arts & Culture
11:20 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Sean Astin 'Communed with Lake Michigan' While Filming Movie 'The Surface'

Current movie poster for "The Surface"
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews actor Sean Astin.

Actor Sean Astin finds a new appreciation for the Great Lakes as he makes a movie in Milwaukee.

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Arts & Culture
5:38 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

The Surface Movie: A Story of Milwaukee and Hope

Lake Michigan plays a crucial role in an upcoming film.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews filmmakers Gil Cates, Jr. and Jeff Gendelman.

Milwaukee has done a lot to attract different water-related industries to the region to take advantage of the Great Lakes. 

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Arts & Culture
6:24 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Film Critic: 'Before Midnight' an Exercise in Authentic Storytelling

Actors Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy portray a couple in "Before Midnight."
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews film critic Dave Luhrssen.

Before Midnight is the third film in a trilogy by director Richard Linklater.

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Arts & Culture
1:26 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

"Bollywood is not real cinema": Gopalakrishnan and Indian Cinema

Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Indian film writer, producer, and director.
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The Peck School of the Arts at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee just established a new film archive and research fund for their nationally-known film department.

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Arts & Culture
1:36 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Biography Celebrates "The Most Important Filmmaker You've Never Heard Of"

Filmmaker Rouben Mamoulian is the subject of Milwaukee writer David Luhrssen's latest book.
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You may not know his name, but many of the movies you've seen have been influenced by his work.

Filmmaker Rouben Mamoulian left his native Armenia before the World War II, in an effort to escape looming strife. He fled to France and England, where he made theater connections, before coming to the United States to work at the Eastman School of Music.

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