Milwaukee Film Festival 2011
Mark your calendars, film fest lovin’ road trippers, because the 3rd annual Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by the Journal Sentinel, rolls out 177 films from 44 countries Sept. 22-Oct. 2. “The stellar lineup of award-winning, groundbreaking and compelling films ... will surely astound audiences and critics,” shares Artistic and Executive Director of Milwaukee Film, Jonathan Jackson. “We have an incredible festival this year, packed with special events, post-film discussions, expert-led panels, and numerous appearances by actors, directors, and producers.” Top picks include: Make Believe, a doc following six diverse teens who embark on a journey to become World Teen Champion at Las Vegas’ World Magic Seminar; On Tour, Mathieu Amalric’s film blends backstage vérité and road-trip escapades with burlesque performers; Like Crazy, a beautifully acted Sundance Grand Prize winner in which two students attempt a long-distance relationship. Visit MKEfilm.org for more info.