entertainment

More recommendations for the Milwaukee Film Fest

Written by Matthew Reddin,
Staff writer
Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:43

Need more Milwaukee Film Festival suggestions than our main guide gave you? Here’s another half-dozen films coming to Milwaukee screens in the next few weeks, each with progressive and alternative angles we think are worth highlighting.

Tickets for the sixth Milwaukee Film Festival are $10, $9 for seniors, $8 for Milwaukee Film members and $6 for children 12 and under. You can pick up individual tickets or packages at any of the theatres’ box offices, 414-727-8468 or mkefilm.org.

Putting banned books on the reading list

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 18 September 2014 10:10
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Banned Books Week 2014 provides the material for another chapter in the campaign against censorship.

Our progressive, alternative guide to the Milwaukee Film Festival

Written by Matthew Reddin,
Staff writer
Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:49

Freedom Summer. — PHOTO: Courtesy Milwaukee Film

There’s no film festival guide WiG could produce that’d be more comprehensive than the catalog provided by the festival team itself. So instead, we’ve burrowed down through that comprehensive list of films and found a selection of Gazette favorites.

Meditation on time, existence at Haggerty Museum of Art

Written by Kat Murrell,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:32

Nadav Kander's “Chongqing IV (Sunday Picnic).

Three exhibitions at Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art offer a powerful meditation on time and existence. Works by Alfred Leslie are built upon multiple layers of perception, and the echoes of memory in the present. The photographs of Nadav Kander ask if the cosmetics of new bridges and buildings are capable of destroying history. Collectively, the work of these artists draws up the edges of personal and cultural history with aesthetic persuasion. 

Sneak peek of some major fall releases

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff reporter
Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:38

New this fall in theaters…

‘Interstellar’

‘Wines by northwest’ pour excellence

Written by Michael Muckian,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:55

Wines by NxNW Winery. — Photo: NxNW Winery

California gets all the attention when it comes to wine produced in the United States. With wineries concentrated mostly in regions such as Napa and Sonoma, the state produces almost 90 percent of  the wine made in the nation.

UWM presents 11-day LGBT film festival

Written by Matthew Reddin,
Staff writer
Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:46

Blackbird opens the LGBT Film/Video Festival. — PHOTO: Courtesy

For the past four years, organizers of the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival have given audiences an embarrassment of riches, packing a daunting number of films into a single weekend in October.

Major ceramics exhibit at Madison’s Chazen Museum

Written by Michael Muckian,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:29
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Michael Lucero’s “Untitled (Devil),”1977. — PHOTO: Courtesy Stephen and Pamela Hootkin

Pizza tours offer a slice of culture in Milwaukee, Chicago, Boston, NYC

Written by CARYN ROUSSEAU,
AP writer
Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:36

In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn’t know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices — unless they went on a pizza tour.

Chicago is one of a handful of cities across the country, like Milwaukee, Boston and New York, with companies that offer tours of the local pizza scene.

Milwaukee Film ‘experiments’ with sixth annual festival

Written by Matthew Reddin,
Staff writer
Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:52

A scene from Stray Dog. — Photo: Courtesy Milwaukee Film

Presenting 275 movies over 15 days, the sixth annual Milwaukee Film Festival is certainly ambitious in its cinematic scope.

MMoCA launches expanded fall film series

Written by Michael Muckian,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:36

Venus in Fur, screening Oct. 15 in Madison. — PHOTO: Courtesy

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Spotlight Cinema series returns at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays this fall with the Madison premieres of eight acclaimed documentary and narrative features.

‘Purple’ the color of hope in The Rep’s season opener

Written by Michael Muckian,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:15

Bethany Thomas. — Photo: Courtesy Milwaukee Rep

The Color Purple has made waves from day one. Alice Walker’s 1982 novel takes an unflinching look at the hardships faced by women of color in the rural South of the early 20th century. Praised for its honesty and criticized for its brutality, Walker’s novel won both a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for fiction in 1983, yet is number 17 on the American Library Association’s list of 100 most frequently challenged books.