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    The Loneliest Planet

    Friday, February 01, 2013   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    Milwaukee Premiere

    World Cinema< /p>

    (Julia Loktev, USA/Germany, in English, Georgian, Spanish w/ English subtitles, 113 min, 35mm, 2011)

    In her follow-up to Day Night Day Night , Julia Loktev and cinematographer Inti Briones capture an otherworldly landscape in what is a beautiful, haunting and ult imately disturbing film . The film is about a young couple, the summer befo re their wedding, who are backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. They hire a local guide to lead them on a camping trek, and the three set off into a stunning wilderness, a landscape that is both overwhelmingly ope n and frighteningly closed. The film wonderfully speaks about what it means to guide or be guided over foreign territory, both emotional and physical.< /p>

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    Enter the Dragon

    Friday, February 01, 2013   |   9:00pm - 11:00pm

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    Cinema Classics

    (Robert Clouse, Hong Kon g, USA, 98min, format TBA, 1973)

    The forty-year anniversary of Bruce Lee’s last film and the best Kung Fu film of all time! A martial ar tist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord whose gang is responsible for h is sister’s death by using his invitation to a tournament as his cover. Enter the Dragon oozes expertly choreographed fight sequences to dazzlin g effect.< /p>

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    Enter the Dragon

    Saturday, February 02, 2013   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Union Theatre

    Cinema Classics

    (Robert Clouse, Hong Kong , USA, 98min, format TBA, 1973)

    The forty-year anniversary of Bruce Lee’s last film and the best Kung Fu film of all time! A martial artis t agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord whose gang is responsible for his sister’s death by using his invitation to a tournament as his cover. Ente r the Dragon oozes expertly choreographed fight sequences to dazzling ef fect.

  • Union Theatre

    The Loneliest Planet

    Saturday, February 02, 2013   |   9:00pm - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    Milwaukee Premiere

    World Cinema

    (Julia Loktev, USA/Germany, in English, Georgian, Spanish w/ En glish subtitles, 113 min, 35mm, 2011)

    In her follow-up to Day Night Day Night, Julia Loktev and cinematographer Inti Briones capture an otherworldly landscape in what is a beautiful, haunting and ultimately d isturbing film. The film is about a young couple, the summer before their w edding, who are backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. They hire a local guide to lead them on a camping trek, and the three set off into a stunning wilderness, a landscape that is both overwhelmingly open and frig hteningly closed. The film wonderfully speaks about what it means to guide o r be guided over foreign territory, both emotional and physical.

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    The Loneliest Planet

    Sunday, February 03, 2013   |   5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Union Theatre

    Milwaukee Premiere

    World Cinema

    (Julia Loktev, USA/Germany, in English, Georgian, Spanish w/ Engl ish subtitles, 113 min, 35mm, 2011)

    In her follow-up to Day Ni ght Day Night, Julia Loktev and cinematographer Inti Briones capture an otherworldly landscape in what is a beautiful, haunting and ultimately dis turbing film. The film is about a young couple, the summer before their wed ding, who are backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. They hire a local guide to lead them on a camping trek, and the three set off into a s tunning wilderness, a landscape that is both overwhelmingly open and fright eningly closed. The film wonderfully speaks about what it means to guide or be guided over foreign territory, both emotional and physical.

  • Union Theatre

    Enter the Dragon

    Sunday, February 03, 2013   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Union Theatre

    Cinema Classics

    (Robert Clouse, Hong Kon g, USA, 98min, format TBA, 1973)

    The forty-year anniversary o f Bruce Lee’s last film and the best Kung Fu film of all time! A martial art ist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord whose gang is responsible for hi s sister’s death by using his invitation to a tournament as his cover. En ter the Dragon oozes expertly choreographed fight sequences to dazzling effect.

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    Pariah

    Monday, February 04, 2013   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    African American Film Series

    (Dee Rees, U SA, 86 min, Video, 2011)

    PARIAH [puh-rahy-uh] noun 1. A person without status. 2. A rejected member of society. 3. An outcast. 4. Premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, “Pariah” is the feature debut from writer/director Dee Rees and the story of a Brooklyn teenager who is f orced to juggle conflicting identities, putting friendship and family in je opardy. We follow Alike as she searches for honest sexual expression and lea rns through tough trials to embrace her identity as an African-American lesb ian.

    For more information, contact Union Sociocultural Programming: 4 14-229-3894 or e-mail: sociocul@uwm.edu. Sponsored by Union Sociocultural Pr ogramming, the UWM LGBT Resource Center and the Union Theatre.

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    An Evening with Pip Chodorov

    Tuesday, February 05, 2013   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

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    Experimental Tuesdays


    Filmmaker i n Attendance


    (Pip Chodorov, 16mm and video)


    A filmmaker and music composer, Pip Chodorov studied cognitive science at the University of Rochester, NY and film semiotics at the University of Paris, France. He works in film distribution - previously Orion Classics, NYC; UGC, Paris; Light Cone, Paris; and, currently, Re:Voir Video, Paris, which he founded in 1994 and The Film Gallery, the first art galler y devoted exclusively to experimental film. He is also co-founder of L'Abomi nable, a cooperative do-it-yourself film lab in Paris, and the moderator o f the internet-based forum on experimental film, FrameWorks. – from lightco ne.org. Tonight’s program includes his films Faux Movements, Charlemagne 2: Pilter along with other films to be announced.

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    Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film

    Wednesday, February 06, 2013   |   7:00pm - 8:30pm

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    Documentary Frontiers

    Filmmaker in Att endance

    (Pip Chodorov, France, English and French w/ Eng st ., 82 min, video, 2010)

    Filmmaker and film activist Pip Chodo rov offers this affectionate overview of some of the leading figures of 20th century experimental film. Narrating in a personal and plainspoken manner, Chodorov combines clips and even films in their entirety with conversations with such luminaries as Hans Richter, Robert Breer, Michael Snow, Peter Kubelka and Stan Brakhage in his final recorded interview. The film shows ho w avant-garde filmmakers were often left adrift, not accepted by the art wo rld or the commercial film industry. Warm and inspiring, Chodorov’s film is part essay and part loving tribute.< /p>

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    TCHOUPITOULAS

    Thursday, February 07, 2013   |   7:00pm - 8:30pm

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    (Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross, USA, 80mins, video, 2012)

    Structured like a classic city symphony, the film is a richly imp ressionistic evocation of the sights, sounds, and personalities of New Orl eans at nighttime. Tchoupitoulas is a lyrical documentary that follo ws three adolescent brothers as they encounter a vibrant kaleidoscope of dan cers, musicians, hustlers, and revelers parading through the lamplit stre ets. Director Bill Ross captures a visual semi-inebriated haze, and emphasi zing the overlapping of diverse sounds coming from different quarters, tran scends the sight and sound limitations of cinema. A portrait this vivid is a s close as you can get without actually being there yourself. < /p>

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    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 08, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 08, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:30pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebra tes the wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four film s from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Mi lwaukee premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces o f Canada, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and < em>extramuros), from New York (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in French or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit www4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 08, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Saturday, February 09, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Saturday, February 09, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrate s the wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milw aukee premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Canada, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from Ne w York (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in F rench or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visi t www4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 08, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Saturday, February 09, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Sunday, February 10, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Sunday, February 10, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrate s the wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milw aukee premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Canada, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from Ne w York (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in F rench or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visi t www4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 08, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Saturday, February 09, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Sunday, February 10, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 11, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 11, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrate s the wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milw aukee premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Canada, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from Ne w York (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in F rench or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visi t www4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Dancing Forever (Fais danser la poussière)

    Monday, February 11, 2013   |   7:00pm - 8:45pm

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    Festival of Films in French and African American Film Ser ies

    (Christian Faure, France, French w/ English subtitles\ , 90 min, 2010)

    Based on the autobiographical novel by Marie Do , this French film tells the story of Maya, a half-black and illegitimate child who finds refuge from social stigma in her passion for dance. While he r youth is deeply affected by the complexities of racism in 1960s France, i n her adulthood as a professional dancer for New York’s Alvin Ailey troupe, she must confront the either-or absolutism of black/white identity in Ameri ca. In spite of such challenges, the film’s consistently upbeat tone matche s its heroine’s indomitable spirit.< /p>

    Sponsored by Union Sociocultural Programming and the 16th Annual Festival of Films in French

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    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 08, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Saturday, February 09, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Sunday, February 10, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 11, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 08, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Saturday, February 09, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Sunday, February 10, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 11, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates the wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films fr om multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwau kee premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Ca nada, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New York (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Fre nch or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit www4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates the wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films fr om multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwau kee premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Ca nada, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New York (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Fre nch or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit www4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    The Big Banana (La Banane)

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013   |   7:00pm - 8:30pm

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    Festival of Films in French and the Share the Earth Envir onmental Film Series

    (Franck Bieleu, Cameroon, French w/ English su btitles, 85 min, video, 2011)

    Banned in Cameroon for highligh ting the adverse impact of government support for high corporate profits, < b> The Big Banana explores the devastating effects of land grabbing and other questionable tactics on communities, including poor working condition s, pollution, and health problems related to pesticides. Bieleu features l ocal cooperatives working with fair trade organizations and makes us reconsi der the sources of the fruit we buy.< /p>

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    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 08, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Saturday, February 09, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Sunday, February 10, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 11, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Thursday, February 14, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la bête)

    Thursday, February 14, 2013   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Union Theatre

    Cinema Classics

    Festival of Films in Fr ench


    Restored 35mm Print

    (Jean Cocteau\ , France, French w/ English subtitles, 96 min, 35mm, 1946)


    One of the most magical of all films, Jean Cocteau's adaptation of Beau ty and the Beast will leave you speechless. When a merchant is told that he must die for picking a rose from the Beast's garden, his courageous daughte r offers to go back to the Beast in her father's place. A near-perfect cinem atic integration of beguiling fantasy, hard-won technical achievement, and sophisticated self-reflection, Cocteau's masterpiece looks and sounds bett er than ever.< /p>

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 08, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Saturday, February 09, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Sunday, February 10, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 11, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 15, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Les Femmes du 6eme etage-Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 15, 2013   |   7:00pm - 8:45pm

    Union Theatre

    Les Femmes du 6 ème étage (The Women on the 6th Floor)

    Philippe Le Guay, 35mm, 106 min, France, 2011 (F rench/Spanish)

    A lighthearted comedic pie with a socially consci ous crust, this French take on “The Help” is set in Paris in the early 1960 s and “involves a seemingly hopeless, staid bourgeois businessman (Luchini) whose entire existence — family, career, sense of purpose and patrimony — is overturned after he discovers another, happier world with a group of Sp anish maids living in his family’s building.” (NY Times)

    2011 Cé sar for best supporting actress, best production design, and best costumes .

    Presented with the support of the Women’s Studies Program.


    FFF website

  • Union Theatre

    Le Herisson-Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 15, 2013   |   9:00pm - 10:40pm

    Union Theatre

    Le Hérisson (The Hedgehog)

    Mona Achache, 35mm, 100 min, France, 2011 (French)


    Josiane Balasko delivers another memorable performance as a gruff concierge in this engaging, yet sophisticated film based on Muriel Barbery’s New York Times bestseller The Elegance of the Hedgehog . Through the lens of her fat her’s camcorder, young Paloma (Garance Le Guillermic) captures the adult wo rld she is hesitant to join.

    Presented with the support of the Wo men’s Studies Program.

    FFF website

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 08, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Saturday, February 09, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Sunday, February 10, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 11, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 15, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Les femmes du 6eme etage-Festival of Films in French

    Saturday, February 16, 2013   |   3:00pm - 4:45pm

    Union Theatre

    Les Femmes du 6 ème étage (The Women on the 6th Flo or)

    Philippe Le Guay, 35mm, 106 min, France, 2011 ( French/Spanish)


    A lighthearted comedic pie with a social ly conscious crust, this French take on “The Help” is set in Paris in the e arly 1960s and “involves a seemingly hopeless, staid bourgeois businessman (Luchini) whose entire existence — family, career, sense of purpose and pa trimony — is overturned after he discovers another, happier world with a gr oup of Spanish maids living in his family’s building.” (NY Times)

    2011 César for best supporting actress, best production design, and best costumes.

    Presented with the support of the Women’s Studies Progr am.


    FFF website

  • Union Theatre

    Le Herisson-Festival of Films in French

    Saturday, February 16, 2013   |   5:00pm - 6:40pm

    Union Theatre

    Le Hérisson (The Hedgehog)

    Mon a Achache, 35mm, 100 min, France, 2011 (French)


    Jos iane Balasko delivers another memorable performance as a gruff concierge in this engaging, yet sophisticated film based on Muriel Barbery’s New York Ti mes bestseller The Elegance of the Hedgehog . Through the lens of her father ’s camcorder, young Paloma (Garance Le Guillermic) captures the adult world she is hesitant to join.

    Presented with the support of the Women ’s Studies Program.


    FFF website

  • Union Theatre

    Mesnak-Festival of Films in French

    Saturday, February 16, 2013   |   7:00pm - 8:35pm

    Union Theatre

    Mesnak (The Tortoise)

    Yves Sio ui Durand, DVD Blu-ray, 96 min, Québec, 2011 (French/Inuit/English)


    Dave, a young struggling actor in Montreal, returns to the desolate Inuit reserve village of Kinogamish in search of his birth mother. He is soon caught up in a modern day Shakespearean tragedy in this intense and visually mesmerizing debut film.

    Co-sponsored by the Departme nt of Anthropology and supported by the Québec Government Office in Chicago.


    FFF website

  • Union Theatre

    Le Vendeur-Festival of Films in French

    Saturday, February 16, 2013   |   9:00pm - 10:45pm

    Union Theatre

    Le Vendeur (The Salesman)

    Séba stien Pilote, DVD Blu-ray, 107 min, Québec, 2011 (French)


    \ n

    Winter in Québec: snow, arctic sunshine, snowmobiles, car windshiel ds in need of scraping, potlucks, polka, ice fishing, and of course, ho ckey. The oppressive monotony of small-town life is seen through the eyes of car salesman Marcel. Sébastien Pilote, in his first feature film, succeed s in making us palpably aware of the vagaries of human existence and our rea sons for living.

    Presented with the generous support of the Québe c Government Office in Chicago.


    FFF website

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 08, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Saturday, February 09, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Sunday, February 10, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 11, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 15, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Contes de la nuit-Festival of Films in French

    Sunday, February 17, 2013   |   1:00pm - 2:25pm

    Union Theatre

    Contes de la nuit (Tales of the Night)

    Michel Ocelot, DVD, 84 min, France, 2011 (French)


    < p > Ocelot’s visually captivating animated feature skillfully weaves t ogether six folk tales. He “ invigorates them with lyricism: silhouettes evo ke shadow plays, and often brilliant palettes reflect the cultures presente d.” (NY Times)

    Co-sponsored by the Alliance Française de Milwauk ee and SWAAF (Southeast Wisconsin Academic Alliance in French).


    FFF website

  • Union Theatre

    Le Vendeur-Festival of Films in French

    Sunday, February 17, 2013   |   3:00pm - 4:45pm

    Union Theatre

    Le Vendeur (The Salesman)

    Séba stien Pilote, DVD Blu-ray, 107 min, Québec, 2011 (French)


    \ n

    Winter in Québec: snow, arctic sunshine, snowmobiles, car windshiel ds in need of scraping, potlucks, polka, ice fishing, and of course, ho ckey. The oppressive monotony of small-town life is seen through the eyes of car salesman Marcel. Sébastien Pilote, in his first feature film, succeed s in making us palpably aware of the vagaries of human existence and our rea sons for living.

    Presented with the generous support of the Québe c Government Office in Chicago.


    FFF website

  • Union Theatre

    Mesnak-Festival of Films in French

    Sunday, February 17, 2013   |   5:00pm - 6:35pm

    Union Theatre

    Mesnak (The Tortoise)

    Yves Sio ui Durand, DVD Blu-ray, 96 min, Québec, 2011 (French/Inuit/English)


    Dave, a young struggling actor in Montreal, returns to the desolate Inuit reserve village of Kinogamish in search of his birth mother. He is soon caught up in a modern day Shakespearean tragedy in this intense and visually mesmerizing debut film.

    Co-sponsored by the Departme nt of Anthropology and supported by the Québec Government Office in Chicago.


    FFF website

  • Union Theatre

    Donoma-Festival of Films in French

    Sunday, February 17, 2013   |   7:00pm - 8:40pm

    Union Theatre

    Donoma (The Day Has Come [Sioux])

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    Djinn Carrénard, DVD, 101 min, France, 2011 (French)


    Under difficult odds, the very independent Haitian filmmaker Djinn Ca rrénard manages to pull off this irreverent, sensual, and garrulous ‘gueri lla’ film. Filmed on location in and around Paris, with a handheld camera a nd a150 euro budget, Donoma showcases strong performances in a series of st riking, trance-like vignettes. The stories of Analia, a teacher at a techn ical lycée on the verge of a breakdown, Chris, a sexually inexperienced ph otographer who decides to proposition the first man she encounters in the me tro, and Salma, an agnostic who encounters the supernatural, all intersec t in this edgy yet strangely romantic film. The director Abdellatif Kechiche ( La Faute à Voltaire , L’Esquive , La Graine et le mulet ) has dubbed it a magnificently sensitive and intelligent film with a carefully orchestrate d plot.

    Official selection Acid, Cannes Festival 2012

    Co-sponsored by the Department of Africology and the Center for Latin Ameri can and Caribbean Studies.


    FFF website

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 18, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Saturday, February 09, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Sunday, February 10, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 11, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 15, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Nothing But a Man

    Monday, February 18, 2013   |   7:00pm - 8:35pm

    Union Theatre

    New 35mm Print

    African American Fil m Series

    (Michael Roemer, USA, 95min, 35mm, 1964)

    Nothing but a Man is one of the most sensitive films about b lack life ever made in this country. Duff, an itinerant black railroad labo rer, romances and marries Josie, a small-town preacher's daughter. Duff in sists on being treated with respect, but his stance is personal rather than political. After he settles down in the town with Josie, he comes up again st white bosses who want to make sure he knows his place and black men such as Josie's father who don't want to rock the boat for fear of losing what li ttle advantage they have. Nothing but a Man shows what it is like to live without the basic necessities of dignity and respect -- what it's like to live under another man's thumb.< /p>

    Co-Sponsored by Unio n Sociocultural Programming and the Union Theatre

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 18, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Sunday, February 10, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 11, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 15, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    The Pettifogger

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013   |   7:00pm - 8:05pm

    Union Theatre

    Experimental Tuesdays

    (Lewis Klahr, USA, 65 min, video, 2011)


    This film follows a year in the lif e of a minor conman whose life is falling apart in the early 1960s. The Pettifogger tells Klahr’s story through intense repetition which becomes hypnotic as the viewer beholds a dizzying array of visuals, moving to flas hing lights and bewildering blurs, ultimately set to the droning sounds of an ominous storm. Period audio soundtracks are dotted amongst ambient sounds of casinos and cocktail bars before the constant driving storm of emotions overwhelms the viewer.< /p>

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    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 18, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 11, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 15, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Indie Game: The Movie

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013   |   7:00pm - 8:35pm

    Milwaukee Premiere

    (Lisanne Pajot, James S wirsky, USA, 94mins, video, 2012)


    A documentary that fo llows the journeys of sleep-deprived programmers who create entertainment on Microsoft’s Xbox gaming platform. The directors’ graceful cinematography ca ptures the raw turmoil of artists struggling for perfection against consider able odds, to find validation and acceptance through intimate expression. T he main focus of the film is “Fez” creator Phil Fish who unveiled an acclaim ed demo of the game in 2007, but is still tweaking it four years later.< /p >

    Co-sponsored by Game Design & Development

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    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 18, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 15, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Wildness: Artist Wu Tsang in person

    Thursday, February 21, 2013   |   7:00pm - 8:15pm

    Presented by Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival

    (Wu Tsang, in English and Spanish w/ English subtitles, 73min., 20 11)


    A documentary portrait of the Silver Platter, a histor ic Los Angeles bar/haven for Latin/LGBT immigrant communities since 1963, a nd a chronicle of what happens when a group of young artists (director Tsang among them) stage a weekly performance/dance party there. A portrait both l ovely and wistful – the bar itself serves as a narrator – Wildness is also a spirited investigation/memoir/manifesto about the struggle s of making a space queer and of claiming a space you can understand as safe . The celebrated artist Wu Tsang (Whitney Biennial 2012; 2012 New Museum Tr iennial) has made a heartfelt, engaging, and provocative work about cross- generational queer alliances; trans phobia and trans activism; migration a nd exile; finding a space of your own and creating platforms for others.< / p>

    Co-sponsored by Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and Green Gallery

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    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 18, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Wednesday, February 13, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 15, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Sister

    Friday, February 22, 2013   |   7:00pm - 8:35pm

    Union Theatre

    Milwaukee Premiere

    World Cinema

    $6,$5,$4

    (Ursula Meier, Switzerland, English and Fren ch w/ English subtitles, 97mins. 35mm, 2012)


    Winner of th e Special Award - Silver Bear at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival and Switzerland’s submission for Best Foreign Film at the 85 th Academy Awa rds 2013, Sister is set in a Swiss ski resort high up in the Alps a nd centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests . A fresh, contemporary look at a story of the poor young kid out of his el ement at an expensive vacation resort. Meier’s knack for understatement and her deliberate pacing allow her to weave elements of social commentary, all egory, and family drama together into a substantial and absorbing film.< /p >

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    The Comedy

    Friday, February 22, 2013   |   9:00pm - 10:30pm

    Union Theatre

    World Cinema

    Milwaukee Premiere

    (Rick Alverson, USA, 90 min, video, 2012)


    Transg ressively brilliant, The Comedy is a dark critique of entitlement s tarring avant-garde comedian Tim Heidecker as one of Williamsburg's over pri vileged. Indifferent to the notion of inheriting his father's estate, he pa sses the time with his friends, playing games of mock sincerity and irrever ence. A sincere movie about a deeply ironic and unfulfilled man as he belong s to a culture, maybe even an entire generation - terrified of sincerity.< /p>

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 18, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 15, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    The Comedy

    Saturday, February 23, 2013   |   7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Union Theatre

    World Cinema

    (Rick Alverson, USA, 90 min\ , video, 2012)


    Transgressively brilliant, The Comedy is a dark critique of entitlement starring avant-garde comedian Tim Heidec ker as one of Williamsburg's over privileged. Indifferent to the notion of i nheriting his father's estate, he passes the time with his friends, playin g games of mock sincerity and irreverence. A sincere movie about a deeply ir onic and unfulfilled man as he belongs to a culture, maybe even an entire g eneration - terrified of sincerity.

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    Sister

    Saturday, February 23, 2013   |   9:00pm - 10:35pm

    Union Theatre

    World Cinema

    $6,$5,$4

    (Ursula Meier, Switzerland, English and French w/ English subtitles, 97mins. 35m m, 2012)


    Winner of the Special Award - Silver Bear at the 6 2nd Berlin International Film Festival and Switzerland’s submission for Best Foreign Film at the 85th Academy Awards 2013, Sister is set in a Sw iss ski resort high up in the Alps and centered on a boy who supports his si ster by stealing from wealthy guests. A fresh, contemporary look at a story of the poor young kid out of his element at an expensive vacation resort. M eier’s knack for understatement and her deliberate pacing allow her to weave elements of social commentary, allegory, and family drama together into a substantial and absorbing film.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 18, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Friday, February 15, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Sister

    Sunday, February 24, 2013   |   3:00pm - 4:35pm

    Union Theatre

    World Cinema

    $6,$5,$4

    (Ursula M eier, Switzerland, English and French w/ English subtitles, 97mins. 35mm\ , 2012)


    Winner of the Special Award - Silver Bear at the 62n d Berlin International Film Festival and Switzerland’s submission for Best F oreign Film at the 85th Academy Awards 2013, Sister is set in a Swis s ski resort high up in the Alps and centered on a boy who supports his sist er by stealing from wealthy guests. A fresh, contemporary look at a story o f the poor young kid out of his element at an expensive vacation resort. Mei er’s knack for understatement and her deliberate pacing allow her to weave e lements of social commentary, allegory, and family drama together into a s ubstantial and absorbing film.

  • Union Theatre

    The Comedy

    Sunday, February 24, 2013   |   5:00pm - 6:30pm

    Union Theatre

    World Cinema

    (Rick Alverson, USA, 90 min\ , video, 2012)


    Transgressively brilliant, The Comedy is a dark critique of entitlement starring avant-garde comedian Tim Heidec ker as one of Williamsburg's over privileged. Indifferent to the notion of i nheriting his father's estate, he passes the time with his friends, playin g games of mock sincerity and irreverence. A sincere movie about a deeply ir onic and unfulfilled man as he belongs to a culture, maybe even an entire g eneration - terrified of sincerity.

  • Union Theatre

    Sister

    Sunday, February 24, 2013   |   7:00pm - 8:35pm

    Union Theatre

    World Cinema

    $6,$5,$4

    (Ursula M eier, Switzerland, English and French w/ English subtitles, 97mins. 35mm\ , 2012)


    Winner of the Special Award - Silver Bear at the 62n d Berlin International Film Festival and Switzerland’s submission for Best F oreign Film at the 85th Academy Awards 2013, Sister is set in a Swis s ski resort high up in the Alps and centered on a boy who supports his sist er by stealing from wealthy guests. A fresh, contemporary look at a story o f the poor young kid out of his element at an expensive vacation resort. Mei er’s knack for understatement and her deliberate pacing allow her to weave e lements of social commentary, allegory, and family drama together into a s ubstantial and absorbing film.

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    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 18, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Spirits of Rebellion: Black Cinema at U.C.L.A. and Momentum

    Monday, February 25, 2013   |   7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Union Theatre

    Presented by Zainebu Davis

    Filmmaker in attendance

    African American Film Series

    (Zein abu Irene Davis, USA, 45 min, Video, 2011)


    Independent filmmaker Zainebu Davis presents and discusses her work-in-progress, Spirit s of Rebellion: Black Cinema at U.C.L.A., a documentary about the lives and work of a small group of critically acclaimed, but as of yet relatively un known, black filmmakers and media artists known as the L.A. Rebellion. This was the first sustained movement in the U.S. by a collective of minority fi lmmakers that aimed to reimagine the production process so as to represent, reflect on, and enrich the day-to-day lives of people in their own communi ties. Ms. Davis will also present Momentum: A Conversation with Black Women on Achieving Graduate Degrees. < /p>

    For more information, cont act Union Sociocultural Programming: 414-229-3894 or e-mail sociocul@uwm.edu . Sponsored by Union Sociocultural Programming, the Community Media Project and the Union Theatre.

  • Union Theatre

    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 18, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    Stephen Dwoskin’s Program I

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Union Theatre

    Experimental Tuesdays

    (Stephen Dwoskin, US A, 118min, 16mm, 1970, 71, 74)


    Stephen Dwoskin’s work has quietly blurred the perimeters of cinema for nearly half a century. This first of two screenings features Dwoskin’s Dirty (1971) , Moment (1970) , and Behindert (1974) . Th ese works reflect the piercingly immediate observations of their maker, as well as a passionate fascination with the female presence onscreen. Dwoskin’ s relationships– the intimate, casual, and professional– produced numerous subjects for his films, making him among the earliest filmmakers to utiliz e such material with great emotional and sexual frankness.< /p>

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    Festival of Films in French

    Monday, February 18, 2013   |   8:30am - 11:00pm

    Union Theatre

    The UWM 16th Annual Festival of Films in French celebrates th e wide range of French-language cinema, with a spotlight on four films from multicultural Québec. The Festival’s fourteen films, many of them Milwauke e premieres, take audiences from Montreal to the northern provinces of Cana da, from Cameroon (La Banane) to Paris (intra and extramuros), from New Yo rk (Dancing Forever) to the Middle East, and beyond. All films are in Frenc h or other languages with English subtitles. For more information, visit ww w4.uwm.edu/cie/frenchfilm.

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    The Waiting Room

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013   |   7:00pm - 8:20pm

    Union Theatre

    Documentary Frontiers

    Milwaukee Prem iere

    (Peter Nicks, USA, 81min., video, 2012)


    < p> With this very realistic and ultimately optimistic film, Peter Nicks cre ates what appears to be a chronicle of a day in the life of an overburdened Oakland hospital's emergency room. In the end, he creates a film that revea ls a collection of vibrant and self-respecting individuals who are beleaguer ed, broke, and either scared or in pain. But the waiting room where all bu t the true emergency cases must bide their time for hours is more sanctuary than purgatory, thanks mainly to Cynthia Y. Johnson, the unfailingly kind CNA who manages it.< /p>

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    The Flat

    Thursday, February 28, 2013   |   7:00pm - 8:35pm

    Union Theatre

    Documentary Frontiers

    Milwaukee Premie re

    (Arnon Goldfinger, Israel/Germany, in Hebrew and German w/ Eng. st., 97 min, video, 2011)


    At age 98, director Gol dfinger's grandmother passed away, leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared for decades since immigrating from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Sifting through a dense mountain of photos\ , letters, files, and objects, Goldfinger begins to uncover clues that se em to point to a greater mystery and soon a complicated family history unfol ds before his camera. An out-of-the-ordinary personal story that examines br oad historical issues of societal memory and selective amnesia, of what is hidden between generations and what is revealed. < /p>