Milwaukee Film Fest announces guests

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The Milwaukee Film Festival will host a number of directors, producers, film subjects, industry professionals and a panel of judges.

Most prominent among the scheduled appearances are the subjects of this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival tributes — award-winning director Alex Gibney and author-film critic J. Hoberman.

Gibney is scheduled to appear at three screenings: his own Oscar-winning 2007 documentary “Taxi to the Darkside,” Luis Buñuel’s Oscar-winning 1972 satire “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie” and festival centerpiece “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.”

Gibney also will be present for Q & As after each film and will be joined by some of the local subjects from “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God” after its screening.

In addition to presenting this year’s keynote address on the State of Cinema in the 21st Century: Film After Film, Hoberman is scheduled to appear alongside screenings of two films he selected for this year’s festival: “Inland Empire” (David Lynch, 2006) and “Sans Soleil” (Chris Marker, 1983).

The festival runs from Sept. 27-Oct. 11.

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