Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Monday, May 7

No postings.

Tuesday, May 8

UWM Union Theater
7pm $5 general admission / $4 students, seniors
Wrestling with Angels
(Freida Lee Mock, USA, 98 min., 35mm, 2006)

"Wrestling With Angels" is a feature-length documentary portrait of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright, author of "Angels in America," "Caroline or Change," & "Homebody/Kabul." Freida Lee Mock's documentary tells the story of a relentlessly creative spirit at work and shares how Kushner, raised in the Deep South, would become an outspoken activist, a compassionate spokesperson for outsiders, and one of America's most creative playwrights.
At its core the film explores the mystery of creativity, and is an inspiring tale of how a passionately committed person can make a difference for social justice.

Read more at http://www.tonykushnerthemovie.com/

The screening is a co-presentation of the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival and the UWM Union Theatre

Wednesday, May 9

UWM Union Theater
Wrestling with Angels
(Freida Lee Mock, USA, 98 min., 35mm, 2006)

Thursday, May 10

UWM Union Theater
Wrestling with Angels
(Freida Lee Mock, USA, 98 min., 35mm, 2006)

I Pity the Fool
(Brent Coughenour, 85 minutes, super 8/DV, 2007)

In 2005, the city of Detroit was engaged in a series of efforts to improve its image for the nationwide attention brought to the city by the hosting of the 2006 Super Bowl. Part of these efforts consisted in demolishing long-vacant buildings determined by the city to be eyesores or classified as “dangerous.” As the city dismantles itself, clues to its past resurface. Collections of
scraps sifted from rubble—an archeology of unanswered questions—combine to tell a surrogate narrative filled with missing pieces and forgotten motives, old letters, photographs, and home movies. Fractured moments occurring on one summer day, maybe two, echo events from thirty years earlier. The day is sunny, but it is humid, and clouds are gathering. It is going to rain.

Friday, May 11

“Worlds of Effects: Digital Technology and the Culture and Practice of Hollywood Visual Effects Production”
A job talk by Paul Malcolm, candidate for the position of Assistant Professor of Conceptual Studies
Mitchell B91
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Paul Malcolm is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles where he is completing his dissertation on the impact of digital technologies on the culture and practice of Hollywood visual effects production. He is also a film critic for the LA Weekly, an Associate programmer for the Los Angeles Film Festival and a Sundance Institute Arts Writer Fellow.

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Colloquia in Conceptual Studies

Toni Dove, Interactive digital video and installation artist
2-5, CRT 175
"Spectropia: Haunting the Movie"

"Dove aims to intensify the cinematographic experience and to link together observer and character in a radically new way."
-- Sabine Himmelsbach - The Cinematic Imaginary after Film,
ZKM/Center for Art and Media, Germany

Toni Dove's Spectropia is both a feature film and an interactive performance. This sci-fi hybrid, in development for the last six years, features time travel, telepathy, elements of film noir and the supernatural. Utilizing gaming technology and experimental theater strategies, performers can interact with the narrative, using motion sensors to control the performance of their on-screen avatars. The audience will be able to see through the character's eyes, hear their interior thoughts, navigate their way through space, and even talk with the characters. Anything can happen.

Toni Dove is an artist/independent producer who works primarily with electronic media, including virtual reality, interactive video installations, performance and DVD ROMs that engage viewers in responsive and immersive narrative environments. Her work has been presented in the United States, Europe and Canada as well as in print and on radio and television. Projects include Archeology of a Mother Tongue, a virtual reality installation with Michael Mackenzie, Banff Centre for the Arts and an interactive cinema installation, Artificial Changelings. Her current project Spectropia previewed as a work in progress at Lincoln Center in Scanners, the New York Video Festival 2006.

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UWM Union Theater
Student Film & Video Festival

A juried showcase of the best short films and videos from the students of the pioneering UWM Film Department.
Followed by an exhibit of photography work and reception in Union E280.

Saturday, May 12

Film Department’s Junior Project Screenings
MItchell Hall B91 2pm
and open to the public - including snacks and refreshments!

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UWM Union Theater
7pm ** FREE **
Film Department’s Senior Project Screenings

A special evening showcasing the films and videos completed by the UWM Department of Film’s graduating seniors.

Sunday, May 13

Project presentation: 380 ethnographic video class
5-7pm at Kenilworth, 4th floor room 408 ** FREE FOOD **

Watch as the these local filmmakers explore and become one with their communities in the medium of video.
Themes explored: Graffiti, Devon ave, City Projects High School, Bike Culture, Salsa Dancing, Native American Church, Bayview, All Peoples Church, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Salat al Jammah, Tailgaiting