We are so excited to announce that we are sponsoring TWO films at this year's Milwaukee Film Festival, and they seem like they are going to be very different and interesting films.
Film #1: Here (2011)
120 min | english/armenian with english subtitles
FRIDAY, Sept 23 | 9:30 pm ORIENTAL THEATRE
SATURDAY, Sept 24 | 4:45 pm NORTH SHORE CINEMA
MONDAY, Sept 26 | 7:15 pm RIDGE CINEMA
This movie seems like an artsy and beautiful love story. As a seasoned satellite-mapping engineer, Will Shepard (Ben Foster, The Messenger, MFF 2009) is an expert at two things: resolving anomalies and working in solitude. But when he takes a job in Armenia, both strengths seem to vanish. His landscape measurements fail to add up, and he finds a perplexing new outlier to study: Gadarine, a globetrotting photographer grappling with her Armenian identity. Gorgeous shots of the Armenian countryside provide the backdrop as the two ardent autonomists consider what it means to belong—and whether they belong together.
You might recognize the main actor who plays Will Shepard. His names is Ben Foster and he was Claire's art school boyfriend on the television show Six Feet Under and Angel in X-Men 3.
Film #2: Bibliothèque Pascal (2010)
111 min. Hungarian/romanian/english with english subtitles
WEDNESDAY, Sept 28 | 4:45 pm NORTH SHORE CINEMA
FRIDAY, Sept 30 | 9:45 pm RIDGE CINEMA
SATURDAY, Oct 1 | 10:00 pm ORIENTAL THEATRE
This movie seems a little on the crazy side, but in an awesome way. From IMDB: "In order to regain custody of her daughter, whom she left in the care of her fortune-telling aunt, Mona must tell a social worker her story. The tale she spins---and the movie we watch---is a wild, surreal adventure in which people are able to project and enter each other's dreams, and our heroine is sold into slavery and lands in a swank, debauched Liverpool brothel where the patrons enact their literary/sexual fantasies with Lolita, St. Joan, and Desdemona. Rendered with dazzling tracking shots, striking CGI effects and a pulsing soundtrack, Hungarian director Szabolcs Hajdu's risk-taking fantasia has style to spare. But under the seductive surface lurks the very human story of a woman who uses fantasy to cushion the pain of life."