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2020 Milwaukee Film Festival Preview

Posted on Oct 10, 2020 by | 0 comments

2020 Milwaukee Film Festival

Like a great many things, Covid-19 has impacted film festivals the world over. Still, many have managed to adapt and are still putting on a virtual show, with the 2020 Milwaukee Film Festival being one of them. We’ll be covering the festival again this year.

With 197 films presented there’s a little something for everyone. Yes, there’s no equivalent to PARASITE this year, and it’s understandable why some of the big guns like NOMADLAND aren’t going to be presented via streaming just yet, but that still doesn’t mean that there aren’t a ton of terrific films waiting to be discovered. From artists and an art organization that could still use your support in trying times.

Heck, if anything, the virtual film festival format is accessible to more people than ever. It doesn’t replace the real deal, but it’s certainly something that people can pull together on.

There are plenty of films that seem like good bets. For instance, the Gillian Jacobs and Jemaine Clement starring I USED TO GO HERE is kind of the semi-official opening night film of the film festival and seems like a sure fire crowd-pleaser.

Or the documentary, OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE is likely to strike a cord.

Or the independent film, SMALL TOWN WISCONSIN which was shot in the exotic environs of Milwaukee.

Or the psychedelic Hungarian animated film Son of the White Mare (Fehérlófia) is certain to be one of the more visually arresting films of this or any year.

And that’s just scratching the surface. To help, Milwaukee Film put together a YouTube video highlighting some of the programmers picks for the festival.

The 2020 Milwaukee Film kicks off on October 15, 2020 and runs virtually until October 29, 2020. At a maximum of $8 for film, it’s a very affordable way to enjoy movies and support the arts. Details on how to view the films can be found at Milwaukee Film’s website.

Robert Reineke
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