Union: Union Theatre
Tuesday, September 30 at 7pm FREE!
Milwaukee Premiere! Tonight’s program will pay tribute to filmmaker and artist Dawn Wiedemann, one of the very first MFA students of the UWM Film Department who we lost too soon in 2010. To screen: her MFA thesis film Gold Is Where You Find It, an experimental Super8 documentary about gold miners in a Nevada ghost town; Tintinnabula, an optically printed, experimental narrative -- a fairy tale of a sort – that she made in collaboration with Dick Blau; and, here’s hoping, even more. Presented in collaboration with the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres
Wednesday, October 1 at 4:15pm AND Saturday, October 4 at 9pm FREE!
What better way to kick-off the scariest month of the year than with a romantic horror comedy? When a young man’s recently deceased girlfriend returns from the dead mysteriously he is at first over-joyed. But as she slowly begins to show more “zombie” like qualities, he soon realizes that she is not quite the same way he remembered her.
Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm FREE!
Milwaukee Premiere! This bold, fresh, compelling narrative about the African liberation struggles of the 1960’s and 1970’s confronts hard topics with daring moments of confrontation and intrigue. Concerning Violence is “a tough and cerebral, but finally illuminating, documentary about the decolonization of Africa”. –Hollywood Reporter. Premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Thursday, October 2 at 7pm - Film of the Week - FREE!
Scarlett Johansson stars in this genre-bending film as an alien who takes on an alluring human form to prey on the lonely and unsuspecting men of Scotland, leading them to their doom. Featuring absorbing imagery and a mesmerizing lead performance from Johansson, Under the Skin lives up to its title in every possible sense. Premiered at the Telluride Film Festival.
Friday, October 3 at 7pm, Saturday, October 4 at 4:30pm, AND Sunday, October 5 at 7pm $6 General/$5 Faculty/$4 Students
Milwaukee Premiere! The heart clenching story of a father and his two children trying to survive poverty in modern Taipei, until they cross paths with a lonely woman who may have a chance to help them make a better life. Indiewire raves, Stray Dogs is “a soaring masterpiece, a huge and complex work of art, and one for the ages”.
Friday, October 3 at 9:30pm, Saturday, October 4 at 2:30pm, AND Sunday, October 5 at 5pm FREE!
25th Anniversary! Hailed as legendary director Gus Van Sant’s breakthrough film, Drugstore Cowboy tells the tale of a “family” of heavy drug addicts as they travel the country robbing pharmacies to fuel their addictions. When tragedy strikes the family however, the leader wishes to finally go clean, only to discover that it may not be as easy as he once thought.