University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Union Theatre: Calendar

  • Union Theatre

    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 >

  • Union Theatre

    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>