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.
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.
The workday had ended and the nightlife at the San Pedro, California, art walk was just gearing up. Lumbering down in his white econo-van, Mike Watt, 56, looked more like an old sailor than punk legend and frontman of the pacesetting group Minutemen. His van has probably tallied more road years touring than members of younger bands have been alive.
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.
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.
Fresh from her role as opera diva Maria Callas in Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production of Master Class, Milwaukee actor and playwright Angela Iannone is ready to try something different. And nothing could be more different than the role of Amanda Wingfield, the abandoned wife and faded Southern belle of The Glass Menagerie.
Presenting 275 movies over 15 days, the sixth annual Milwaukee Film Festival is certainly ambitious in its cinematic scope.
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.
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.
Fashion takes center stage in Skylight Music Theatre’s production of Gioachino Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella).