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From Fat To Finish Line / facebook.com

Milwaukeean Rik Akey and New Yorker Jennifer Roe are among a dozen people around the country who have essentially reinvented themselves, turning their struggles with weight into lives as fit, dedicated runners.

And the latest chapter in their lives is a film they’re making on the journey the dozen runners are sharing – metaphorically and literally, as they prepare to run in the Ragnar Relay race from Miami to Key West next month. 

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People who came of age in the 1980s often think back fondly on those days of skinny knit ties, shoulder pads, and Brat Pack movies.  It’s a period that people coming of age today might think of as, well, thirty years ago. 

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The 87th Academy Awards will be announced in a globally televised ceremony on Sunday, February 22nd. 

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For almost two decades, the French department at UWM and various partners have presented a series of films in French to the public.

In looking back at 2014, Lake Effect film contributor Dave Luhrssen doesn’t think the last year was an especially strong one for movies. 

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It’s been six years since the Johnny Depp film, Public Enemies, used Milwaukee as its setting. And with the short-lived tax credit for filmmakers long gone, it may be a while before that happens again.

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For many people, their strongest connection to science is in the form of reading or watching science fiction. 

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Not long ago, the Milwaukee Film Festival convened a panel to discuss food insecurity in Milwaukee.

The Films of War

Nov 14, 2014

  Which leaves a more lasting impression on Americans – images of war or images from war movies? A new book tries to answer that question.

Give Me Liberty, the Movie

The creative team behind Give Me Liberty says the feature film is for Milwaukee, by Milwaukee and about Milwaukee.

The Surface Movie / facebook.com

The Surface is a drama about two men, both at a desperate point in their lives, who have a chance encounter on Lake Michigan.

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The history of LGBT cinema has always generally reflected the state of the LGBT community and its place in the world. 

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It’s been 41 years since the last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam, but the effects of the prolonged conflict are still being felt. 

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Among the many films playing during this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival, one film stands out for the sheer unlikeliness of its true subject matter.

Serial Daters Anonymous

The 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival is underway at cinemas from Fox Point to Washington Heights. One of the mainstays of the festival is the spotlight on local films. 

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