Today is the start of the Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) which run through Sunday February 17, 2013. BIFF celebrates its eighth year of promoting the power of film and this year two doc|UWM films are showing at the festival. My Way Home and Passing the Baton will be playing multiple times throughout the weekend so do not miss your chance to see both of these films as well as the many other great films. Plus, My Way Home has even been nominated for a “BIFFY” award. So, keep your fingers crossed.
My Way Home
Passing the Baton
If you find yourself in Beloit we hope you catch both of these great films!
doc|UWM alumni Kurt Raether has produced Spectacle! at The North End, a film in six genres(Silent, Space, Noir, Fantasy, Musical, Independent). Written by Raether and W.C. Tank, the project was commissioned by the Mandel Group to Plaid Tuba and Honeycomb Productions for an installation at The North End.
Many other doc|UWM alumni are also involved with the project, including John Roberts, Carol Brandt, Quinn Hester, Becky Cofta, Maxwell Larsen, Ryan Reeve and David Busse. Congratulations to all the doc|UWM alum and all the other fine Milwaukee filmmakers who worked tirelessly to pull of this spectacle.
Silent directed by Andrew Swant
Space directed by WC Tank
Noir directed by Eric Ljung
Fantasy directed by John Roberts
Musical directed by Kurt Raether
Independent directed by Carol Brandt
The film will premiere tonight at The North End apartments on 1551 N. Water St from 6pm to 9pm.
Our friend Tess Gallun is debuting her latest feature “Out of Respect” tomorrow night at the Milwaukee Art Museum. In the Fall of 2009, Tess and her students from J-Doc, a documentary film-making class at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, began production on a feature-length documentary about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender homeless young adults in the Milwaukee area. The film, Out of Respect, captures the social resistance and family-neglect that several homeless young adults face, as well as their strength to overcome constant adversity.
The film plays Thursday, February, 24th at 6:00 pm. RSVP HERE, but be warned tickets are going fast.