Tuesday, December 11, 2007


December 19th
UWM DIVAS Program Junior/Senior Project
from 6-9 pm at Kenilworth Square East
free and open to the public
1925 E. Kenilworth Pl.,
4th floor (entrance on building's west side).

Electro_____ is a multimedia exhibition that showcases upperclassmen students’ semester-long projects including interactive installations, animations, and performance pieces.

Featuring work from
Brennan Alcott
Chris Campbell
Caitlin Christman
Miles Fabishak
Matteo Garcia
Aaron Hart
Sarandos Klikizos
Todd Ruehmer
Kyle Redlin

The UWM inter-arts program DIVAS [Digital Imaging, Visualization, Animation & Sound] was created in 2002. The program aims to explore new media, technology-oriented production and theory at the blurred boundaries of video, electronic music, visual art, web based art, robotics, and programming.

Tuesday, December 11

UWM Union Theater
(Ugetsu Monogatari, by Kenji Mizoguchi, 97 min., 1953)

In a sixteenth-century village, a potter is seduced by an exquisitely beautiful woman who turns out to be a phantom. Mizoguchi's rigorous compositions and camerawork, his use of the mist-enshrouded landscape around Lake Biwa, the intense performances of two of Japan's greatest actresses (Kyo and Tanaka), and the theme of the illusory nature of human ambition and desire: all contribute to a work of infinite beauty and significance. “Simultaneously realistic, allegorical and supernatural, Ugetsu is the most stylistically perfect of all Mizoguchi's work…” - David L. Cook.

Wednesday, December 12

No postings.

Thursday, December 13

America's Black Holocaust Museum
(dir. Charlene Gilbert, 1999, 56 min)

Presented by theCommunity Media Project, in association with America's Black Holocaust Museum and UWM's Cultures and Communities.

The documentary details the struggle that African-American farmers faced when trying to purchase their own land once freed from slavery, both with the Southern white farmers who refused to cooperate, and the federal agencies who were supposed to be helping them. A talkback with the filmmaker will follow.

More information about the film: http://www.pbs.org/itvs/homecoming/film1.html

America's Black Holocaust Museum is located at 2233 N. 4th St.
Suggested donation: $5 for adults / $3 for students

The "Disparities and Misconceptions" film series at America's Black Holocaust Museum will highlight films that magnify struggles that African-Americans face in attempts to overcome disparities in access to resources, often met with forceful resistance. Topics that these films will explore include removal from one's land, urban revolt in response to racial injustice, and petitioning the government to retain one's resources.

For more information, call (414) 264-2500, or e-mail mcfaddendonte@gmail.com

Friday, December 14

UWM Union Theater
Student Film 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.

Saturday, December 15

UWM Union Theater
7pm *FREE*
Senior Screening
A special evening showcasing the films and videos completed by the UWM Department of Film's graduating seniors.

Sunday, December 16

No postings.