Milwaukee Film Festival unveils 'Cream City Cinema' lineup, showcasing local talent
Posted: Mar 20, 2023 7:23 AM CDT
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Film has announced the "Cream City Cinema" lineup for the 15th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival, showcasing a diverse range of local filmmaking talent. The program, presented by Associated Bank, features eight feature-length films and 36 short films.
The festival lasts from April 20 until May 4.
Feature-length films for Cream City Cinema include:
- "A Common Sequence" -- A meditation on power dynamics, the shifting border between the natural and unnatural, and questions of value, extraction, and adaptation.
- "Beyond Human Nature" -- A true crime story chronicling the grisly 1992 Tom Monfils homicide investigation.
- "Earlybird" – A struggling theater owner tries to revive his business with outlandish play productions.
- "Hundreds of Beavers" -- A 19th-century supernatural winter epic about a fur trapper battling beavers.
- "Love & Irony" -- An existential bike mechanic discovers universal truths and transformative powers of love.
- "The Warm Season" -- A story of an alien visitor searching for a new home for his dying planet.
- "We Are Not Ghouls" -- A US Air Force JAG attorney battles corruption while defending a Guantanamo Bay detainee.
- "What We're Hungry For" -- A documentary about Wisconsin food pantries' response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The short films that have been announced include:
- 100 Seconds to Midnight
- Body Legato
- Clark's Revival
- Coming to Small Town America
- Controlling The Change
- Dinner Set Gang - "Are You Someplace Else?"
- Friday Night Blind
- Fuzzysurf - "Sheep Shed"
- Hawaiian Pizza
- Language Unknown
- mother nature
- Of Wood
- Parental Orbit
- Pet World
- Polka Time!
- Pretty Boys
- Provenance: A letter to my daughter
- Radium Girls Book Trailer
- Sit Where the Light Corrupts Your Face
- Split Memories
- Stuck Somewhere
- The False Prince Book Trailer
- The Happening
- The Indicators
- Tim Meets Mat
- Trash Man 2: Trash Man Goes On Vacation
- Unconventional: Living Life to the Max
The festival also offers the "Cream City Cinema Jury Awards," with an external jury awarding three films at least $12,500 in cash. Tickets, packs and passes are available at mkefilm.org/mff.