Union: Union Theatre
Friday, April 18th at 7pm
Jane Murray has never been very good and letting things go. In fact, just the opposite. Throughout her life, she has held onto things that belong to others. When almost everyone close to her lets her down, Jane soon learns that you can't expect everything from everybody. Slowly, Jane begins to accept the fact that people are human, and humans screw up sometimes. And that's okay. Funny Valentine is the story of Evan and Erika. They are in love and over the course of the film we’re gonna find out what that means. It’s not always right, but it’s always there. A messy kind of love. *Sponsored by VIA on Downer
Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm
Part 1: Tijuana to Hollywood via Death Valley Part 2: San Francisco to the Sierra Nevadas & Back Again Excursions from an intended multi-chapter personal essay about the state filmmaker Robert Nelson understood as home. "Suite California is a work of deep feeling, insight, humor, and intelligence which finds Nelson working at the height of his formal innovation… (Mark Toscano, Academy Film Archive) “I’m definitely not interested in passing along intellectual information about California. There’s plenty of that everywhere. I’m trying to get at some feeling state.” – Robert Nelson *Presented by the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres & the UWM Union Theatre
Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30pm
Named one of the ten most popular Canadian films at the Vancouver International Film Festival, To Make A Farm asks: what might the future of local food and farming look like? This beautifully photographed documentary explores the lives of five young people who have decided to become small-scale farmers.
Thursday, April 24 at 7pm
Thirty years after Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio–with the support of Philip Glass and Jon Kane–once again leapfrogs over earth-bound filmmakers and creates another stunning, wordless portrait of modern life. This film is visceral, offering the audience an experience beyond information about the moment in which we live and revealing our trancelike relationship with technology.
Coming Soon to the Union Theatre!
Two Lives ($6/5) *UWM students free with ID
Saturday, May 3 at 7pm&9pm, Sunday, May 4 at 5pm
(Georg Maas, Judith Kaufmann, Germany, in German w/Eng. st., Digital Video, 97mins., 2012)
Europe 1990, the Berlin wall has just crumbled. Katrine, raised in East Germany, but now living in Norway for the last 20 years, is a “war child”; the result of a love relationship between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during World War II. She enjoys a happy family life with her mother, her husband, daughter and granddaughter. But when a lawyer asks her and her mother to witness in a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of the war children, she resists. Germany’s official submission to the 2014 Oscars. Starring Liv Ullmann.