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Introducing the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival

Introducing the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival

When the Milwaukee Film Festival named “The Blood is at the Doorstep” as this year’s Centerpiece Film, it was akin to drawing a line in the sand. Erik Ljung’s debut feature is a hot-button political documentary that asks audiences to feel empathy for victims negotiating the American justice system in the wake of a police […]

2014 Milwaukee Film Festival: Week Two Picks

2014 Milwaukee Film Festival: Week Two Picks

Guitar gods, of course, only play after the openers are through. No wonder the Milwaukee Film Festival saved its Centerpiece selection, a biopic starring Outkast’s André Benjamin as legendary musician Jimi Hendrix, for its final week. “Jimi: All Is by My Side” is written and directed by Mequon native John Ridley, who earned an Oscar […]

Introducing the 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival

Introducing the 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival

Sapphire represents September birthdays and fifth anniversaries, and while both meanings apply to this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival, the real link is emblematic—like the blue gem, the festival is defined by its sense of constancy. There’s a reason why the festival’s fifth installment feels like its tenth: Since many of the behind-the-scenes players cut their […]

“Silence of the Lambs” series being developed by Lifetime, another by NBC

Soon, fans will see the televised return of both Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling. The catch is that they won’t be together, or even in the same show. Lifetime has begun developing “Clarice,” a series that follows the exploits of the protagonist of the “The Silence of the Lambs”, originally played by Jodie Foster. This […]