Milwaukee Film Festival

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
Credit Steve Hoover

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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Arts & Culture
3:58 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Screenwriter Paul Attanasio on the Current State of the Film Industry

Paul Attanasio
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon chats with Paul Attanasio.

Tomorrow evening, the Milwaukee Film Festival will host an evening with Paul Attanasio. In this city, Attanasio may be best known for being the brother of Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio, but his broader fame is as a screenwriter and producer.

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Arts & Culture
3:43 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

How the US Coast Guard Contributed to the Filming of "The Surface" Movie

The Coast Guard works with filmmakers to accurately portray their daily lives in movies.
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Lake Effect' Mitch Teich talks with Commander John Pruitt III.

On Sunday, the Milwaukee Film Festival will feature a panel discussion offering people a sneak peek at several movies in progress, all being made by Wisconsin filmmakers.

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Arts & Culture
1:24 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Live Music by Altos Accompanies Silent Film

The members of Altos
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Recent incarnations of the Milwaukee Film Festival have included screenings of some classic silent films. On the heels of 2010’s showing of Metropolis and last year’s showing of Blackmail, the festival will feature a 1930 classic agrarian tale made by Soviet director Alexander Dovzhenko on Friday.

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Arts & Culture
12:17 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Revisualizing Nature in a Short Film

Cecelia Condit’s three-channel video and photography installation, "Within a Stone's Throw."
Credit Cecelia Condit

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Cecelia Condit.

The Milwaukee Film Festival continues this week and showcases both feature films and shorts, internationally renowned filmmakers and local ones.

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Arts & Culture
11:51 am
Wed October 2, 2013

DearMKE Highlights What We Love About Milwaukee

Hoan silhouette featured on DearMKE
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North chats with filmmaker Jack Turner.

A little over a year ago, we spoke with filmmaker – and Milwaukee native Jack Turner, who had been tapped to produce a series of films to promote the city and tell some remarkable stories.

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Arts & Culture
10:59 am
Tue October 1, 2013

The Cucaranchula: A Short Film on Creative Rejection

The Cucaranchula

Lake Effect intern Nathan Royster interviews filmmaker Kate Balsley.

Kate Balsley’s short film – being screened at the Milwaukee Film Festival – draws upon personal experience on the topic of creative rejection. Her film is called The Cucaranchula.

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Arts & Culture
10:36 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Date America: From Milwaukee to Los Angeles to Find Love

Bob Murray in his documentary, "Date America"

Bob Murray was not planning to become a filmmaker. But a few years ago, the Milwaukee area banker took stock of the state of his dating life, and decided that his only choice was to go on a nationwide quest to find love, and make a movie in the process.

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Arts & Culture
10:03 am
Tue October 1, 2013

New Novel Explores A Centuries-Old Conspiracy Theory About A Bavarian King

Oliver Pötzsch is the author of the new novel “The Ludwig Conspiracy.”

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews author Oliver Pötzsch.

The Milwaukee Film Festival, which runs into next week features both films with local ties, and also internationally significant titles.

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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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