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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Advance Tickets for 14th MKE Short Film Fest

 
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Second: Tickets will be tracked and held at the door. When going to your preferred show specify at the door the name in which the tickets were purchased under, the show (Fri 5pm, Fri 7pm etc), the number of tickets bought and please bring your confirmation email as well.

Third: Be sure that you pick the right block of films. Tickets will be sold singly, pairs, sets of three, four and five. If you need more than five you will have to go back in and purchase more. We are sorry if you have to do that, but we find people don't usually buy more than 4 or 5. There will be tickets sold at the door as well.

Fourth: There is no credit card purchases on site, cash only sales. The Milwaukee Art Museum does have ATM's on the premises.

Finally: The Milwaukee Art Museum charges $8 to park in the lots, but there is plenty of free parking on the street during the weekend. Please keep that in mind.

FOR FRIDAY NOV 9th SESSIONS,
ADVANCED TICKETS WILL STOP AT NOON THAT DAY.

PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MINS EARLY FOR ALL SHOWS


Fri. Session 1: (5:15pm) Naagahaan, Zinat (Suddenly Zinat), A Pilgrim's Journal, Anima Mundi, Somewhere In Between, My Peach, The Periodic Table Table.

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Fri. Session 2:(7pm) Opening Night Event. Soul Chamber, White Blood, Nostalgia, Devil's Day Out, The Op Shop, The Water Street Experiment

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Sat. Session 3:(1pm) Best of 48 Hour Project Milwaukee

Sat. Session 4:(3:15pm) Promises, SOLSTICE, S T R E T C H , Good News, Oklahoma!, An Cluiche, Viscosity, Choreography for Plastic Army Men.

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Sat. Session 5: (5pm)Adirondack, Searcy County, Nowhere and Everywhere, Old Country Lullaby, Now Playing, Nach Hause (Back Home) , Lifestyles of the Rich & Fabulous, Moon Attic
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Sat Session 6: (6:45pm)Juried Films. Until Death, The Best Present, Peekaboo, Missed Connections, Split Time, Love and Germophobia, Real People, Underpass, Johnny & Die Leichtigkeit (Johnny & The Lightness), Scenen (Act 1 Scene 1), Yellow Hill:The Stranger's Tale.

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Feature Films:

White Wind.11/9/12 9:15pm

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Gretel 11/10/12 9:15pm

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

2012 Films: Moon Attic

Moon Attic by Nathan Brue
Chicago (Milwaukee Premiere)
Running Time: 5 Minutes
Screening Time: Saturday, Nov 10th. 5pm
Tickets $10.00



There's a man in a suit and a tie. At night he goes into his attic and finds that it is the Moon. 

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2012 Films: Nach Hause (Back Home)

Nach Hause (Back Home) by Janos Menberg
Switzerland (World Premiere)
Running Time: 18 Minutes
Screening Time: Saturday, Nov 10th. 5pm
Tickets $10.00



Vincent wants to go home to persuade his wife to come back to him. His Alzheimer, however, does not make it easy for him as everything is not as it appears in his world.

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2012 Films: Lifestyles of the Rich & Fabulous

Lifestyles of the Rich & Fabulous by Jonathan Browning
(Milwaukee Premiere)
Running Time: 8 Minutes
Screening Time: Saturday, Nov 10th. 5pm
Tickets $10.00




This short comedic film is a send up of an 80's & 90's Television icon ('Robin', played by Paul Dooley) telling his life story to a reluctant psychiatrist, played by Martin Mull.

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Screenings
LA Shorts Fest
Los Angeles, U S A
September 2012 (Film Festival)



White Sands International Film Festival
Las Cruces, U S A
August 2012 (Film Festival)
North America PREMIERE

2012 Films: Searcy County

Searcy County by Noam Osband
Arkansas (World Premiere)

Running Time: 6 minutes
Screening Time: Saturday, Nov 10th 5pm.
Tickets $10.00

This short film depicts the little-known and unusual world of the Searcy County Livestock Auction in Marshall, Arkansas. >>

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Director Statement:
I'm a Yankee Jew, Boston-bred. But, somewhere along the way, Arkansas became my second home. I'm working on a PhD in visual anthropology, a roundabout way of becoming a documentary filmmaker. I've lived and done research in Searcy County, Arkansas for years now, and somehow this little Arkansas county feels very familiar to me. I have passed this livestock auction house many times - it's located off the road next to the county's one traffic light - and I always wanted to film. One day, I finally got the gumption to bring my camera and.........well, I just hope I created a piece that is respectful and honest, a view into a little-known world through the eyes of an outsider.

2012 Films: Now Playing

Now Playing by Patrick Metcalf
Woodridge, IL (World Premiere)
Running Time: 12 minutes
Screening Time: Saturday, Nov 10th. 5pm
Tickets $10.00



Joe Fremont's job at the Buena Vista Palms Cinema has gotten about as stale as the popcorn at the concession stand. That is, until Joe's dream girl, Iris, starts working at the same movie theater. Joe imagines himself in a series of films in an attempt to muster the courage to ask Iris out. Will Joe face his fears and get his Hollywood ending?

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2012 Films: Old Country Lullaby

Old Country Lullaby by Marc Kornblatt
Madison (World Premiere)
Running Time: 6 Minutes
Screening Time: Saturday, Nov 10th. 5pm
Tickets $10.00



Packing up the last boxes as they prepare to sell their home, a father and daughter have trouble leaving the premises. Jules, sitting on the floor in his daughter's empty bedroom, can't remember a certain lullaby he used to sing to her when she was a baby. It may be a small matter to Mira, but her dad learned the niggun (wordless melody) from his grandfather, and singing the tune in its entirety strikes him as a significant way of remembering and holding onto his past as he himself grows older.

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Director Statement

As short as it is, OLD COUNTRY LULLABY packs more personal references in its scant 6 1/2 minutes running time than all of my previous short narratives combined. Shot on location at the home where my wife and I lived with our children for over twenty years, the film pays homage to my Byelarussian and Ukrainian ancestors, draws upon my Jewish Day School training and affection for the work of Shlomo Carlebach, nods at my lapsed religious observance and advancing age, introduces my college-aged daughter, an aspiring actress, to the film world and provides me with an opportunity to appear on screen with her.


In addition to letting me flex my muscles as a film score composer, the film also represents the first video project that I partly shot and edited thanks to the patience and guidance of my cinematographer/editor Randy Lee, a young man with the patience and soul of a tzaddik.


One question for me when I set out to make this film was whether or not non-Jewish audiences would understand the significance of the mezuzah (see Deuteronomy) that appears near the end of the film. Would they appreciate the Chasidic influence in the melody I composed for the movie and, more importantly, was the film's message universal enough to appeal to them. If the film finds its way into as many non-Jewish film festivals as Jewish film festivals, I'll have my answer



2012 Films: Nowhere and Everywhere

Nowhere and Everywhere by Giorgi Mrevlishvili
Milwaukee

Running Time: 6 Minutes
Screening Time: Saturday, Nov 10th. 5pm
Tickets $10.00

 
A man tries to untie the rope tied to him. Every time he unravels the rope the new one appears. Finally he decides to follow it to find the end. The rope leads to nowhere and therefore everywhere.

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Screenings.
Milwaukee Underground Film Festival
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts - Milwaukee, USA,
official selection, 2012
Cannes Short Film Corner
France, 2012

2012 Films: Adirondack

Adirondack by Carlo Treviso
Chicago, IL (MKE Premiere)
Running Time: 6 Minutes
Screening Time: Saturday, Nov 10th. 5pm
Tickets $10.00
 
The Mars ice cap is melting, terraforming the Red Planet. Brave scientists embark on the adventure of a lifetime in an attempt to discover why. They determine that the best way to accomplish this mission is to send the first manned dog sled team to explore the Martian arctic.

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2012 Films: Until Death

JURIED SELECTION!
Until Death by Flip Eleven Creative
Milwaukee
Running Time: 7 Minutes
Screening Time: Saturday Nov 10th. 1pm & 7pm
Tickets $10.00



When a romantic-at-heart rejects her sinister suitor’s proposal, she finds herself trapped inside his twisted mind—where the line between love and violence blurs at survival.

Winner: Best Film 

48 Hour Film Project Milwaukee

Winner: Best Director (Kyle Buckley)
48 Hour Film Project Milwaukee


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JURIED SELECTION SHOW:

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

2012 Films: Viscosity

Viscosity by Paul von Stoetzel
Minneapolis (Milwaukee Premiere)
Running Time: 7 minutes
Screening Time: Saturday, Nov 10th. 3:15pm
Tickets $10.00


 
 Adapted from established crime writer Jedidiah Ayres short story of the same name, the film follows three men after bar close who begin telling various stories of their early misadventures in masturbation as they become progressively more drunk.

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Screenings
Minneapolis Underground Film Festival
Minneapolis, U S A
August 2012 (Film Festival)
North America PREMIERE


The St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
St. Louis, U S A
July 2012 (Film Festival)


Z-Fest Film Festival
3rd Runner Up
Minneapolis, U S A
March 2012 (Film Festival)


2012 Films: Good News, Oklahoma!

Good News, Oklahoma! by Doug Hannah
L.A. (Milwaukee Premiere)
Running Time: 18 Minutes
Screening Time: Saturday, Nov 10th. 3:15pm
Tickets $10.00



A satire about a well-intentioned liberal who gets fed up with salacious local media and creates her own show dedicated to good news, inadvertently paving a path of destruction that undermines everything she stands for.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

2012 Films: Promises

Promises by Craig A. Knitt
WI (Milwaukee Premiere)
Running Time: 9 Minutes
Screening Time: Saturday, Nov 10th. 3:15pm
Tickets $10.00.


After a terrible fight, Maria and Frank reach a point in their relationship where everything will change. Maria does not deal well with guilt and she hopes Frank will not forget the things he's promised her. Frank has problems of his own that could keep him from making the right decisions.

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2012 Films: SOLSTICE

SOLSTICE by Megan Monday & Brijetta Hall Waller
Madison, WI (Milwaukee Premiere)
Running Time: 16 Minutes
Screening Time: Saturday Nov 10th. 3:15pm
Tickets $10.00


SOLSTICE captures the unique and revelatory experience of Madison, Wisconsin's annual summer solstice celebration. From a quiet morning assembling a bonfire of recycled wood, to a family-friendly giant puppet parade celebrating biodiversity, to a flame throwing, drum beating, fiery climax, SOLSTICE vividly chronicles this artistic and community-inspired celebration of the longest day of the year.

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Screenings
Overture Center For the Arts Gallery Opening and Film Premiere
Madison, WI, U S A
May 2012 (Other)
North America PREMIERE


2012 Films: Best of 48 MKE

Best of 48 (MKE)
Saturday Nov 10th. 1pm
Tickets $10.00



The following films are scheduled to screen:

Linked
by Your Mother Is Productions

Sibling Rivalry
by Traveling Lemur Productions

Until Death
by Flip Eleven Creative

The Deliverist
by Blackbox Visuals

Super Villain Rehab
by AI Crazy Ranch

Preparation, Hard Work Sacrifice
by Green Beans Productions

Pull
by Gross & Difficult Productions

Priorities
by Inside Outsider Productions

Something Borrowed
by Electric Dragon
 
Fix Anything Shop
by Cross Word Films

Psyd-Kicks
by Moleskin Productions
 
Life's A Beach
by Art Institute of WI- Team One

Telepathic Virgins from Mars
by The Back Burner

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Monday, September 3, 2012

2012 Films: Somewhere In Between

Somewhere In Between by Kelly Bronikowski
Milwaukee
Running Time: 13 minutes
Screening Time: Friday Nov 9th. 5:15pm
Tickets $10.00



In 2010 after five years of making autobiographical films abut my family I decided to make a piece for the first time that focused on my dad. I was interested in his quirks and the ways in which we were so similar in our extreme shyness. About a year into the project a tumor was discovered on my dad's brain, very sudden and unexpected. I stopped working for three months and then once day after an appointment with one of his doctors I finally accepted that my dad wasn't going to get better and that this would eventually take his life. I began filming again, what would be the last moving images of my dad.

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Screenings
WNDX : Winnipeg's Festival of Film & Video Art
Winnipeg, Canada
September 2012 (Film Festival)


UW-Milwaukee Student Film & Video Festival
1st Place
Milwaukee, U S A
May 2012 (Film Festival)
North America PREMIERE


Cannes Film Festival - Short Film Corner
Cannes, France
May 2012 (Film Festival)
Western Europe PREMIERE