- Film Guide
The Master @ Oriental Theatre (Opens Friday, Sept 21)
(dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, USA, 2012)
Though we’re sure to meet some really great Rick Springfield fans eight days from now, when Affair of the Heart screens as part of the 2012 Milwaukee Film Festival, our favorite Rick Springfield fan remains this one from Paul Thomas Anderson’s breakthrough hit Boogie Nights. What does this have to do with Anderson’s latest film, The Master? Absolutely nothing. You were already planning on seeing it anyway.
Watch the trailer for The Master
The Room @ Oriental Theatre (Fri & Sat, Sept 21 & 22 @ midnight)
(dir. Tommy Wiseau, USA, 2003)
Time magazine called The Room “the awful movie everyone wants to see.” They’re not kidding. Despite the fact that it premiered to an incredibly cold reception, this quirky black comedy spent the last decade earning itself the kind of cult following that leads to 9-year runs as a midnight screening in Los Angeles (with tickets regularly selling out in advance). And the audience doesn’t just watch it. They interact with it like The Rocky Horror Picture Show, dressing up as their favorite characters, throwing plastic spoons and footballs, and yelling insults at the film itself. You can get in on the Cinema Hooligante-esque fun this weekend for two midnight screenings at the Oriental Theatre with director/star Tommy Wiseau and co-star Greg Sestero scheduled to appear!
Watch the trailer for The Room
108 Cuchillo de Palo @ UWM Union Theatre (Thu, Sept 20 @ 7 PM)
(dir. Renate Costa, France, 2011)
Filmmaker Renate Costa’s investigates her Uncle Rodolfo’s mysterious death in Paraguay, learning that he was actually one of the “108s,” persecuted for being homosexual in that country during right-wing dictator Alfredo Stroessner’s rule. In searching for bits and pieces of his story, she reveals a hidden and silenced part of Paraguay’s recent history, and how it impacted both her world, and the world at large. This Milwaukee premiere is co-sponsored by our friends at the LGBT Film Festival, who are always incredible supporters of us and our film festival. We highly encourage you to do the same for them and theirs.
Watch the trailer for 108 Cuchillo de Palo
Arbitrage @ Downer Theatre
Sleepwalk With Me @ Oriental Theatre
Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon @ Veterans Park, Lincoln Memorial Drive (Sat, Sep 22 @ dusk)
Turn Me On, Dammit! @ UWM Union Theatre (Fri-Sun, Sep 21-23, check site for times)
I Wish @ UWM Union Theatre (Fri-Sun, Sep 21-23, check site for times)
The Colors That Combine To Make White Are Important (part of Experimental Tuesdays) @ UWM Union Theatre (Tue, Sep 25 at 7p)
Kuramé @ UWM Union Theatre (Wed, Sep 26 at 7p)