The Humane Society of the United States is collaborating with community activists and Whole Foods to present screenings of At the Fork. Filmmaker and omnivore John Papola and his vegetarian wife Lisa offer a look at how farm animals are raised. A Madison screening is set for 7 p.m. July 13 at Marcus Point Cinema on Big Sky Drive. Another screening July 13 is at 7 p.m. at AMC Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa. For details and links to tickets, go to attheforkfilm.com.
Lights, camera, action
Milwaukee Film is accepting applications for its Brico Forward Fund, a grant program that supports local filmmakers. Milwaukee Film, which produces the 15-day film fest in the fall, is offering $50,000 in cash and about $90,000 in sponsor-donated production resources, such as equipment rentals and production services.
“We see tremendous value in making sure our brilliant filmmaking community has access to the resources they need,” Milwaukee Film executive director Jonathan Jackson said in a news release. “Our goal with the Brico Forward Fund is providing funding opportunities that go directly into the hands of the filmmakers putting our city on the film-culture map.”
The deadline to apply is Aug. 14. For requirements and applications, go online to mkefilm.org/brico.
Walk, run, wag, rescue
A benefit to improve the welfare of animals housed with the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission takes place at 9 a.m. July 9 in Wauwatosa’s Hart Park.
The Friends of MADACC present the fifth annual Walk, Run Wag for MADACC. The run is a competitive 5K.
For details or to register, go to madaccfriends.org.
Parading, paddling in protest
Citizens for Acting for Rail Safety and Milwaukee Riverkeeper are organizing the Convergence at the Confluence in Milwaukee July 17.
The local events coincide with national actions observing the third anniversary of the rail disaster in Lac-Mégantic in the Canadian province of Quebec.
“After decades of clean water efforts, crude oil train traffic — an ill-advised pipeline on rails snaking through Milwaukee — threatens our water, our health and our safety,” the groups warn.
Events include a parade on Milwaukee River Walk in the Third Ward, a guided river paddle and a convergence celebration at the confluence of the Milwaukee and Menomonee rivers.
For more, go to 2016convergence.eventbrite.com.