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    The Hunger Games (Campus Kickoff Series)

    Saturday, September 01, 2012   |   6:00pm - 8:30pm

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    (Gary Ross, USA, 142 min, 35mm, 2012)
    B ased off the novel, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Pa nem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to co mpete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an o ngoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games is a nationally tel evised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survi vor remains. Well-paced, well-directed and extremely well-acted entertainme nt, this film is efficient if not electric; The Hunger Games is still epic in intent.

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    The Hunger Games (Campus Kickoff Series)

    Saturday, September 01, 2012   |   9:00pm - 11:30pm

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    (Gary Ross, USA, 142 min, 35mm, 2012)
    B ased off the novel, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Pa nem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to co mpete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an o ngoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games is a nationally tel evised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survi vor remains. Well-paced, well-directed and extremely well-acted entertainme nt, this film is efficient if not electric; The Hunger Games is still epic in intent.

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    The Hunger Games (Campus Kickoff Series)

    Sunday, September 02, 2012   |   6:00pm - 8:30pm

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    (Gary Ross, USA, 142 min, 35mm, 2012)
    \ nBased off the novel, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, every year in t he ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games is a nationally t elevised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one sur vivor remains. Well-paced, well-directed and extremely well-acted entertain ment, this film is efficient if not electric; The Hunger Games is still ep ic in intent.

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    Cabin in the Woods (Campus Kickoff Series)

    Sunday, September 02, 2012   |   9:00pm - 11:00pm

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    Friday, August 31 at 7pm
    Sunday, September 2 at 9pm

    (Drew Goddard, USA, 95 min, 35mm, 2012)
    Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods and terrible things begin to happen. If you think you know this story, think again. Cabin in the Woods i s a mind-blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out . This film kee ps springing scary surprises with its wicked and twisted fun. Cabin in the W oods is infiltrated by intelligent commentary and an atmosphere of generosit y and inclusion. This film is sure to have you on the edge of your seat with its unpredictability.

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    Snow White and the Huntsman (Campus Kickoff Series)

    Monday, September 03, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    (Rupert Sanders, USA, 127 min, 35mm, 2012)
    Based on the original fairytale, Snow White and the Huntsman is a breath taking new version. Starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, this film will keep you on your toes. Snow White and the Huntsman still tells the sto ry of an evil queen, seven dwarves and poisonous apple but the invigorating Snow White and the Huntsman actually breathes new life into an old story. T his film uses beautiful special effects to make the imaginary world of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves a mesmerizing reality.

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    Battle Royale (Campus Kickoff Series)

    Tuesday, September 04, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    (Kinji Fukasaku, Japan, Japanese w/ Eng. s.t ., 114 min, video, 2000)
    In the near future, Japan's economy has collapsed, unemployment has soared to 15 percent, and youthful gangs act in open defiance of authority figures. The government responds to this impen ding social catastrophe by passing the Battle Royale Law, which requires th at a ninth grade class be randomly selected each year and sent to a remote i sland where they'll be forced to kill one another with a variety of weapons until only one student remains. The students, dressed in their school unifo rms, are told that they are going on a field trip, only to find themselves under armed guard on an overgrown island. This film shows awful deaths punc tuating declarations of love and friendship, revelations of treachery and h eavily armed expressions of angst.

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    Snow White and the Huntsman (Campus Kickoff Series)

    Wednesday, September 05, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    (Rupert Sanders, USA, 127 min, 35mm, 2012)
    Based on the original fairytale, Snow White and the Huntsman is a bre ath taking new version. Starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron, this film will keep you on your toes. Snow White and the Huntsman still tells the story of an evil queen, seven dwarves and poisonous apple but the invigora ting Snow White and the Huntsman actually breathes new life into an old stor y. This film uses beautiful special effects to make the imaginary world of S now White and the Seven Dwarves a mesmerizing reality.

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    Punishment Park (Cinema Classics) (Campus Kickoff)

    Thursday, September 06, 2012   |   7:00pm - 8:30pm

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    Cinema Classics
    (Peter Watkins, USA, 88 min, 35mm, 1971)
    Punishment Park is told in the pseudo-documentary sty le that defines most of the obscure body of work by British filmmaker Peter Watkins. It shows a film crew’s news coverage of the team of soldiers escort ing a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishments who choose to pass out their lengthy prison sentences with the option of a full pardon if they participate in a law enforcement training exercise called Punishment Park. This is an extraordinary film - provocative, incendiary and deeply d epressing. Punishment Park remains a breath of chilling fresh air. It is not a documentary serving up fact; it is an extreme, incendiary allegory stir ring up deeper truths of our government and how we treat our detainees we to rture.

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    Restless City (World Cinema)

    Friday, September 07, 2012   |   7:00pm - 8:30pm

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    World Cinema
    Friday, September 7 at 7pm
    Saturday, September 8 7pm
    Sunday, September 9 at 7pm
    Milwaukee Premiere! $6/5/4
    (Andrew Dosunmu, USA, Eng lish, 80 min, 35mm, 2011)
    Restless City is one of the sexiest an d most visually accomplished directorial debuts in recent history. A story o f a young man surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his p assion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk. That mix of abstraction and realism continues throughout Djbril's quietly compelling journey through the hair salons, nightclubs, immigrant hotels and ad hoc marketplaces that make up the material contours of the African diaspora. The stunning cinematography creates a New York City that you’ve never seen befo re.

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    Elles (World Cinema)

    Friday, September 07, 2012   |   9:00pm - 11:00pm

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    World Cinema
    Friday, September 7 at 9pm
    Saturday, September 8 at 9pm
    Sunday, September 9 at 5pm

    Milwaukee Premiere!
    (Malgorzata Szumowska, France, in Frenc h w/ Eng. s.t., 99 min, 35mm, 2011)
    The most provocative film at this year's Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals, Elles stars Academy Award-wi nner Juliette Binoche as Anne, a well-off Parisian journalist investigating the lives of two student prostitutes for a magazine article. The sex scenes are attention-getting, but this film is most remarkable as a naturalistic portrait of a woman. Anne is drawn into the lives of these fiercely independ ent young women and forced to confront her own physical needs and desires.

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    Restless City (World Cinema)

    Saturday, September 08, 2012   |   7:00pm - 8:30pm

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    World Cinema
    Saturday, September 8 7pm
    Sunday, September 9 at 7pm

    Milwaukee Premiere! $6/5/ 4
    (Andrew Dosunmu, USA, English, 80 min, 35mm, 2011)
    R estless City is one of the sexiest and most visually accomplished directoria l debuts in recent history. A story of a young man surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling i n love is his greatest risk. That mix of abstraction and realism continues t hroughout Djbril's quietly compelling journey through the hair salons, nigh tclubs, immigrant hotels and ad hoc marketplaces that make up the material contours of the African diaspora. The stunning cinematography creates a New York City that you’ve never seen before.

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    Elles (World Cinema)

    Saturday, September 08, 2012   |   9:00pm - 11:00pm

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    World Cinema
    Saturday, September 8 at 9pm
    Sunday, September 9 at 5pm

    Elles Milwaukee Premiere!
    (Malgorzata Szumowska, France, in French w/ Eng. s.t., 99 min, 35m m, 2011)
    The most provocative film at this year's Toronto and Berl in Film Festivals, Elles stars Academy Award-winner Juliette Binoche as Ann e, a well-off Parisian journalist investigating the lives of two student pr ostitutes for a magazine article. The sex scenes are attention-getting, but this film is most remarkable as a naturalistic portrait of a woman. Anne is drawn into the lives of these fiercely independent young women and forced t o confront her own physical needs and desires.

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    Elles (World Cinema)

    Sunday, September 09, 2012   |   5:00pm - 7:00pm

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    World Cinema Sunday, September 9 at 5pm Elles Mil waukee Premiere! (Malgorzata Szumowska, France, in French w/ Eng. s.t. , 99 min, 35mm, 2011) The most provocative film at this year's Toront o and Berlin Film Festivals, Elles stars Academy Award-winner Juliette Bino che as Anne, a well-off Parisian journalist investigating the lives of two student prostitutes for a magazine article. The sex scenes are attention-get ting, but this film is most remarkable as a naturalistic portrait of a woma n. Anne is drawn into the lives of these fiercely independent young women an d forced to confront her own physical needs and desires.

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    Restless City (World Cinema)

    Sunday, September 09, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    World Cinema Sunday, September 9 at 7pm R estless City Milwaukee Premiere! $6/5/4 (Andrew Dosunmu, USA, English\ , 80 min, 35mm, 2011) Restless City is one of the sexiest and most vis ually accomplished directorial debuts in recent history. A story of a young man surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, l ife is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk. That mix of abstra ction and realism continues throughout Djbril's quietly compelling journey t hrough the hair salons, nightclubs, immigrant hotels and ad hoc marketplac es that make up the material contours of the African diaspora. The stunning cinematography creates a New York City that you’ve never seen before.

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    Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival Presents… Experimental Tuesdays

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012   |   7:00pm - 8:00pm

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    For more information on this event, please visit UWM' s LGBT website: http://www.aux.uwm.edu/lgbt/. See arts.uwm.edu/lgbtfil m for more information.

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    A Fierce Green Fire (Share the Earth Film Series)

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    Share the Earth Environmental Film Series Wednesda y, September 12 at 7pm A Fierce Green Fire Milwaukee Premiere! Film maker in Attendance! (Mark Kitchell, USA, English, 120 min, video, 2012) A Fierce Green Fire tells stories of environmental activism – peop le trying to save the planet, their homes, and the future. It is the first film to create a big-picture overview of the environmental movement, bring together all its parts and eras from conservation to climate change. There' s no denying the film's power, as it chronicles the accomplishments of the environmentalism movement over the past 50 years, beautifully showing us th at change can and does happen on a regular basis. This film is an official s election for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

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    Patience (After Sebald) (Documentary Frontiers)

    Thursday, September 13, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    Documentary Frontiers Thursday, September 13 at 7pm \ n Patience (After Sebald) Milwaukee Premiere! (Grant Gee, UK, English , 82 min, video, 2012) The late W.G. Sebald’s work resisted classific ation, and so it goes with this documentary, both essay and meditation, w hich retraces a walk through East Anglia, in England, that became the back bone of Sebald’s book The Rings of Saturn . Following in the literal and met aphorical footsteps of “The Rings of Saturn,” a 1998 chronicle of an Englis h walking tour that is sometimes read as an invitation to a pilgrimage, P a tience (After Sebald ) combines a number of genres into a wonderful film. Be autiful shots of black and white landscapes leave the viewer in awe. Patienc e (After Sebald) is a thoughtfully conceived and tastefully executed tribute to a venerated author.

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    Oslo, August 31st (World Cinema)

    Friday, September 14, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    World Cinema Friday, September 14 at 7pm Satu rday, September 15 at 9pm Sunday, September 16 at 7pm Oslo, Augus t 31st Milwaukee Premiere! (Joachim Trier, Norway, in Norwegian w/ Eng . s.t., 95 min, 35mm, 2011 ) A film about the day in the life of Ande rs, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treat ment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo. Cl ean, Anders is a specter of his former self, visiting old haunts without b eing fully there. Oslo, August 31st is a perfectly linear story that bristl es with suspense and ambiguity. An exhilarating film with impeccable directi on and pitch-perfect performances.

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    The Color Wheel (World Cinema)

    Friday, September 14, 2012   |   9:00pm - 11:00pm

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    World Cinema Friday, September 14 at 9pm Saturday , September 15 at 7pm Sunday, September 16 at 5pm The Color Wheel Milwaukee Premiere! (Alex Ross Perry, USA, 83 min, 35mm, 2011) T he Color Wheel is the story of JR, an increasingly transient aspiring news anchor, as she forces her disappointing younger brother Colin to embark on a road trip to move her belongings out of her professor-turned-lover's apart ment. Problem is, these grown up kids do not get along, and are both too o bnoxious to know better. Chaos and calamity are not far behind her beat up H onda Accord. Too bad that nobody else in the world can stand either of them. This film is sly, daring, genuinely original and at times perversely bril liant.

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    The Color Wheel (World Cinema)

    Saturday, September 15, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    World Cinema Saturday, September 15 at 7pm Sund ay, September 16 at 5pm The Color Wheel Milwaukee Premiere! (Alex R oss Perry, USA, 83 min, 35mm, 2011) The Color Wheel is the story of JR, an increasingly transient aspiring news anchor, as she forces her disa ppointing younger brother Colin to embark on a road trip to move her belongi ngs out of her professor-turned-lover's apartment. Problem is, these grown up kids do not get along, and are both too obnoxious to know better. Chaos and calamity are not far behind her beat up Honda Accord. Too bad that nobod y else in the world can stand either of them. This film is sly, daring, ge nuinely original and at times perversely brilliant.

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    Oslo, August 31st (World Cinema)

    Saturday, September 15, 2012   |   9:00pm - 11:00pm

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    World Cinema Saturday, September 15 at 9pm Su nday, September 16 at 7pm Oslo, August 31st Milwaukee Premiere! (J oachim Trier, Norway, in Norwegian w/ Eng. s.t., 95 min, 35mm, 2011 ) \ n A film about the day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addi ct, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a jo b and catch up with old friends in Oslo. Clean, Anders is a specter of his former self, visiting old haunts without being fully there. Oslo, August 3 1st is a perfectly linear story that bristles with suspense and ambiguity. A n exhilarating film with impeccable direction and pitch-perfect performances .

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    The Color Wheel (World Cinema)

    Sunday, September 16, 2012   |   5:00pm - 7:00pm

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    World Cinema Sunday, September 16 at 5pm The Colo r Wheel Milwaukee Premiere! (Alex Ross Perry, USA, 83 min, 35mm, 201 1) The Color Wheel is the story of JR, an increasingly transient aspiri ng news anchor, as she forces her disappointing younger brother Colin to em bark on a road trip to move her belongings out of her professor-turned-lover 's apartment. Problem is, these grown up kids do not get along, and are bo th too obnoxious to know better. Chaos and calamity are not far behind her b eat up Honda Accord. Too bad that nobody else in the world can stand either of them. This film is sly, daring, genuinely original and at times pervers ely brilliant.

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    Oslo, August 31st (World Cinema)

    Sunday, September 16, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    World Cinema Sunday, September 16 at 7pm Oslo , August 31st Milwaukee Premiere! (Joachim Trier, Norway, in Norwegia n w/ Eng. s.t., 95 min, 35mm, 2011 ) A film about the day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from h is treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo. Clean, Anders is a specter of his former self, visiting old haunts w ithout being fully there. Oslo, August 31st is a perfectly linear story tha t bristles with suspense and ambiguity. An exhilarating film with impeccable direction and pitch-perfect performances.

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    LA Rebellion Series

    Monday, September 17, 2012   |   7:00pm - 8:00pm

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    Beginning in the late 1960s, a number of promis ing African and African American students entered the UCLA School of Theater , Film and Television, recruited under a concerted initiative to be more r esponsive to various communities of color. From that first class through the late 1980s, and continuing well beyond their college days, these filmmake rs came to represent the first sustained undertaking to forge an alternative Black Cinema practice in the United States. Along the way, they created fa scinating, provocative and visionary films that have earned an impressive a rray of awards and accolades at festivals around the world, in addition to blazing new paths into the commercial market. Sponsored by: Community Me dia Project and UWM Film Department See our website for further details : http://www.uniontheatre.uwm.edu

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    Seeking the Monkey King (Experimental Tuesdays)

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    Experimental Tuesdays Tuesday, September 18 at 7pm Seeking the Monkey King Milwaukee Premiere! ( Ken Jacobs, USA, 40 mi n, video, 2011 ) An exhilarating audiovisual workout that simultaneous ly engages multiple parts of the brain, Jacobs's 40-minute movie is a sort of hallucinatory jeremiad. The basic imagery seems derived from close-ups of crumpled metallic foil; this material, which oscillates in color between rich amber and deep blue, is subjected to a barrage of cyclical digital man ipulations. Seeking the Monkey King is a reminder that, in a world of conti nuously streaming images, an artist like Mr. Jacobs challenges the tyranny of visual uniformity, and not simply with angry words. His work opens your ears and mind, and, simply put, has no like in the multiplex, the art ho use or even most festivals.

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    Gerhard Richter Paintings (Documentary Frontiers)

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    Documentary Frontiers Wednesday, September 19 at 7p m Gerhard Richter Paintings Milwaukee Premiere! ( Corinna Belz, Ger many, in German w/ Eng. s.t., 97 min, video, 2011) One of the world’ s greatest living painters, the German artist Gerhard Richter has spent ove r half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ide as, addressing historical crises and mass media representation alongside ex plorations of chance procedures. This thrilling document of Richter’s creati ve process, intimate conversations (with critics and collaborators) and rar e archive material create compelling fly-on-the-wall perspective as we watch the 79-year-old create a series of large-scale abstract canvasses. This mes merizing footage of a highly charged process of creation and destruction tur ns Belz’s portrait of an artist into a work of art itself. A Year of the Arts event – co-sponsored by Peck School of the Arts

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    108 Cuchillo de Palo (Documentary Frontiers)

    Thursday, September 20, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    Documentary Frontiers Thursday, September 20 at 7pm 108 Cuchillo de Palo Milwaukee Premiere! ( Renate Costa, Spain, S panish w/ Eng. s.t., 93min, video, 2010) Filmmaker Renate Costa fuses the personal and the political in this documentary which explores gay right s in Paraguay. Under the dictatorial rule of Alfredo Stroessner, gays were harassed by the authorities, their arrests were publicized by the police, and violence against them was commonplace and tolerated. This film tells the story of her uncle's life and death while also examining how little circums tances have improved for Paraguay's gay community in the 21st Century. 108 w as an official selection at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival. \ nCo-sponsored by the LGBT Film and Video Festival

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    Turn Me On, Dammit! (World Cinema)

    Friday, September 21, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    World Cinema Friday, September 21 at 7pm Saturday , September 22 at 9pm Sunday, September 23 at 7pm Turn Me On, Dam mit! Milwaukee Premiere! (Jannicke Systad, Jacobsen, Norway, Norwegia n w/ Eng. s.t., 76min, 35mm, 2011) Turn Me On, Dammit! is a whimsica l and refreshingly honest coming of age story about the blossoming sexuality of a teenage girl. 15-year-old Alma is consumed by her out-of-control hormo nes and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boy friend she yearns for, to down-and-dirty daydreams about practically everyb ody she lays eyes on. Laced with warmth and quirky humor, Turn Me On, Damm it! is a light-hearted take on a story that is told so often about boys and so rarely about teenage girls.

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    I Wish

    Friday, September 21, 2012   |   9:00pm - 11:00pm

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    Friday, September 21 at 9pm Saturday, September 22 at 7pm Sunday, September 23 at 5pm I Wish Milwaukee Premiere! (Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan, in Japanese w/ Eng. s.t., 128 min, 35mm, 20 11) Brothers who have been separated by their parents’ divorce wish for their family to be reunited. When one brother learns that a new bullet train line will soon open linking the two towns, he starts to believe that a mir acle will take place the moment these new trains first pass each other at to p speed. A film about kids just being kids in that time before innocence is completely lost, I Wish is a wonderful story about two brothers who have be en separated by their parents’ divorce. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Education

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    I Wish

    Saturday, September 22, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    Saturday, September 22 at 7pm Sunday, September 23 at 5pm I Wish Milwaukee Premiere! (Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan, in Japanese w/ Eng. s.t., 128 min, 35mm, 2011) Brothers who have been se parated by their parents’ divorce wish for their family to be reunited. When one brother learns that a new bullet train line will soon open linking the two towns, he starts to believe that a miracle will take place the moment t hese new trains first pass each other at top speed. A film about kids just b eing kids in that time before innocence is completely lost, I Wish is a won derful story about two brothers who have been separated by their parents’ di vorce. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Education

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    Turn Me On, Dammit! (World Cinema)

    Saturday, September 22, 2012   |   9:00pm - 11:00pm

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    World Cinema Saturday, September 22 at 9pm Sunday , September 23 at 7pm Turn Me On, Dammit! Milwaukee Premiere! (Jan nicke Systad, Jacobsen, Norway, Norwegian w/ Eng. s.t., 76min, 35mm, 2 011) Turn Me On, Dammit! is a whimsical and refreshingly honest coming of age story about the blossoming sexuality of a teenage girl. 15-year-old A lma is consumed by her out-of-control hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to down-a nd-dirty daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on. Laced with warmth and quirky humor, Turn Me On, Dammit! is a light-hearted take on a story that is told so often about boys and so rarely about teenage girls.

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    I Wish

    Sunday, September 23, 2012   |   5:00pm - 7:00pm

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    Sunday, September 23 at 5pm I Wish Milwaukee Premie re! (Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan, in Japanese w/ Eng. s.t., 128 min, 35m m, 2011) Brothers who have been separated by their parents’ divorce wis h for their family to be reunited. When one brother learns that a new bullet train line will soon open linking the two towns, he starts to believe that a miracle will take place the moment these new trains first pass each other at top speed. A film about kids just being kids in that time before innocen ce is completely lost, I Wish is a wonderful story about two brothers who h ave been separated by their parents’ divorce.

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    Turn Me On, Dammit! (World Cinema)

    Sunday, September 23, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    World Cinema Sunday, September 23 at 7pm Turn Me On, Dammit! Milwaukee Premiere! (Jannicke Systad, Jacobsen, Norway, Norwegian w/ Eng. s.t., 76min, 35mm, 2011) Turn Me On, Dammit! is a whimsical and refreshingly honest coming of age story about the blossoming s exuality of a teenage girl. 15-year-old Alma is consumed by her out-of-contr ol hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to down-and-dirty daydreams about practicall y everybody she lays eyes on. Laced with warmth and quirky humor, Turn Me O n, Dammit! is a light-hearted take on a story that is told so often about b oys and so rarely about teenage girls.

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    The Colors that Combine to Make White are Important (Experimental Tu esdays)

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    Experimental Tuesdays Tuesday, September 25 at 7pm The Colors that Combine to Make White are Important Milwaukee Premiere! ( Barry, Doupe, Canada, Japanese w/ Eng. s.t., 119min, video, 2012) This deliberately artificial-looking computer-animated feature considers gender inequality, modern art, and existentialism peeking through the str ange humor. The Colors that Combine to Make White are Important explores the power structure within a failing Japanese glass factory. Two parallel story lines involving the investigation of a suspected employee and that of a stol en painting converge to reveal an exposition on gender and desire. All voice s in the film are created by the voice-to-text program C epstral.

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    Kumaré  (Documentary Frontiers)

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    Documentary Frontiers Wednesday, September 26 at 7pm Kumaré Milwaukee Premiere! (Vikram Gandhi, USA, 84 min, video , 2011) The audience award winner of the SXSW Film Festival of 2011, K umar é is an ambiguous exploration of religion, teaching and spiritual lead ership. A provocative social experiment-turned-documentary, Kumar é follows American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi as he transforms himself into a wise India n guru, hoping to prove the absurdity of blind faith. Instead, he finds hi mself forging profound connections with people from all walks of life – and wondering if and when to reveal his true self.

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    A Woman Under the Influence (Cinema Classics)

    Friday, September 28, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    Cinema Classics Friday, September 28 at 7pm Satur day, September 29 at 7pm Sunday, September 30 at 7pm A Woman Under the Influence ( John Cassavetes, USA, English, 155 min, 35mm, 1974 ) Arguably John Cassavetes’ best film, A Woman Under the Influence is a film about Mabel Longhetti (Gena Rowlands), a lower middle-class housewif e and mother of three in suburban Los Angeles, before and after a six-month long stay in a psychiatric institution. The tremulously emotional Mabel is married to Nick (Peter Falk), an inarticulate construction foreman who clea rly adores his wife, but his own volatile and erratic temperament makes him ill-equipped to understand, much less cope with, Mabel’s mood swings and her tortured attempts at self-expression.

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    A Woman Under the Influence (Cinema Classics)

    Saturday, September 29, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    Cinema Classics Saturday, September 29 at 7pm Sun day, September 30 at 7pm A Woman Under the Influence ( John Cassave tes, USA, English, 155 min, 35mm, 1974 ) Arguably John Cassavetes’ best film, A Woman Under the Influence is a film about Mabel Longhetti (Gen a Rowlands), a lower middle-class housewife and mother of three in suburban Los Angeles, before and after a six-month long stay in a psychiatric insti tution. The tremulously emotional Mabel is married to Nick (Peter Falk), an inarticulate construction foreman who clearly adores his wife, but his own volatile and erratic temperament makes him ill-equipped to understand, muc h less cope with, Mabel’s mood swings and her tortured attempts at self-exp ression.

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    A Woman Under the Influence (Cinema Classics)

    Sunday, September 30, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    Cinema Classics
    ( John Cassavetes, USA, Engli sh, 155 min, 35mm, 1974 )
    Arguably John Cassavetes’ best film, A Woman Under the Influence is a film about Mabel Longhetti (Gena Rowlands)\ , a lower middle-class housewife and mother of three in suburban Los Angeles , before and after a six-month long stay in a psychiatric institution. The tremulously emotional Mabel is married to Nick (Peter Falk), an inarticulat e construction foreman who clearly adores his wife, but his own volatile an d erratic temperament makes him ill-equipped to understand, much less cope with, Mabel’s mood swings and her tortured attempts at self-expression.