Union: Union Theatre
Monday, April 20 at 7pm - FREE!
Food Chains exposes the abuse of farmworkers within the United States and the complicity of the multibillion dollar supermarket and fast food industries. The narrative of the film focuses on an intrepid group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida whose story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed. Co-sponsored by Share the Earth Environmental Programming and the Institute for Urban Agriculture and Nutrition. Post-Screening Discussion with Experts on Food and Immigration Issues.
Wednesday, April 22 at 4pm - FREE!
The seventh feature film from acclaimed director Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice, stars Joaquin Phoenix as Doc, a stoner private detective in the 60’s whose world is turned upside down when his ex-girlfriend shows up with a conspiracy case that is right up Doc’s alley. Based on the novel of the same name. Nominated for two Academy Awards including Best Adapted Screenplay
Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm - FREE!
Sneak Preview! In Cuba is an Afro-Cuban group that has kept alive songs and dances brought aboard a slave ship by their ancestor. They preserved them proudly over the years despite slavery, poverty and repression. Now, filmmaker Emma Christopher has brought a video of this group to a remote tribe in Sierra Leone, introducing them the distant relatives they once believed were taken forever.
Thursday, April 23 at 7pm - $6 General/ Free for Students
Milwaukee Premiere! The Wanted 18 takes the very benign act of milking cows in the Palestinian Christian town of Beit Sahour and shows how it was deemed by Israel as "a national security threat." A true story, this ingenious documentary uses claymation, archival footage, and interviews to show creative resistance. The film verges from the hilarious to the tragic.
Friday, April 24 - Sunday, April 26 - FREE!
The Italian Film Festival USA of Milwaukee will screen the local premieres of recent, critically acclaimed Italian films. For further information, please visit www.italianfilmfests.org or click on our Calendar Tab above. Sponsored by Transfer Pizzeria Cafe