Milwaukee Film honors female filmmakers all month long with popular movies created by women
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- March is Women's History Month, and to celebrate the achievements of women in cinema, Milwaukee Film is bringing some favorites back to the big screen.
"We've got fun things like 'Twilight,' 'Frozen' and 'Mamma Mia,' as well as thoughtful documentaries like 'Aftershock,' which explores black maternal health outcome," said Cara Ogburn.
The programming is called "Woman is not a Genre" to shed light on the fact that Milwaukee Film works to highlight the voices of women all year long.
"Ideally, 50% or so of the films we show would be directed by women," said Ogburn. "We're not quite there. Studios haven't quite funded women to that extent."
The Oriental Theatre is already showing Emily as part of its regular programming-- a movie with a strong female lead, Emma Mackey, and creator, Frances O' Connor.
"I think women's strides in getting access to funds to make films, and training to tell our own stories-- to tell inventive, creative stories-- are showing great progress," said Ogburn.
Milwaukee Film will follow up Women's History Month with the 15-day MKE Film Festival coming up April 20th.