Milwaukee Film Festival unveils 'Cream City Cinema' lineup, showcasing local talent

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?"
  • Fadó
  • Friday Night Blind
  • Fuzzysurf - "Sheep Shed"
  • Grapes
  • Hawaiian Pizza
  • Language Unknown
  • mother nature
  • Of Wood
  • Paralelos
  • Parental Orbit
  • Patient
  • Pet World
  • Polka Time!
  • Pretty Boys
  • Provenance: A letter to my daughter
  • Radium Girls Book Trailer
  • RIP
  • Seen//Unseen
  • Seventeen
  • 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
  • Zayde

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

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