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Experimental Tuesdays -  Absence and (Im)possibilities: Traces of an Experimental Cinema in Ireland

Experimental Tuesdays - Absence and (Im)possibilities: Traces of an Experimental Cinema in Ireland

Tuesday, February 24 at 7pm - FREE

Milwaukee Premiere! This is a program of experimental Irish film curated by the Experimental Film Club, commissioned by Irish Film Institute International, and supported by Culture Ireland. The program features a selection of films, chosen for their relation to the possibility of an Irish experimental cinema. This touring program, in partnership with LUX, presents a selection of films from the full program.

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Hollywood Film Series -  Top Five

Hollywood Film Series - Top Five

Wednesday, February 25 at 4:15pm AND Saturday, February 28 at 9pm - FREE

Starring a hilariously assembled ensemble cast, Top Five tells the story of one man’s career and his move from stand-up to movies and now to reality TV. Reveling in the highs and lows of fame and pulsing to the beat of Chris Rock’s finest stand-up, Top Five projects fame in America in the hilarious way that only Chris Rock can.

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10th Annual African American Film Series - Freedom Summer

10th Annual African American Film Series - Freedom Summer

Wednesday, February 25 at 7pm - FREE

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till), Freedom Summer highlights an overlooked but essential element of the civil rights movement: the patient and long-term efforts by both outside activists and local citizens in Mississippi to organize communities and register black voters--even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death. Followed by the short film: Bus to Freedom Sponsored by Union Sociocultural Programming and the Union Theatre

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Muslim Film Festival - The Return to Homs

Muslim Film Festival - The Return to Homs

Thursday, February 26 at 7pm - ($6 General/ Free for Students)

The Return to Homs is a look behind the barricades of the besieged city of Homs in Syria, where a 19 year old former goalie for the Syrian National Soccer Team and his ragtag group of comrades put everything on the line in the hope that the revolution will bring their country freedom.

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Cinema Classics - Dog Day Afternoon

Cinema Classics - Dog Day Afternoon

Friday, February 27 at 9pm, Saturday, February 28 at 2:30pm, AND Sunday, March 1 at 4:30pm - FREE

40th Anniversary! Inspired by a true story in 1972 when, on a hot summer afternoon, a man set out to rob a small New York City bank in order to pay for his lover’s sex-change operation. Starring Al Pacino, “Dog Day Afternoon is, in the whole as well as the parts, filmmaking at its best” – Variety Staff, Variety

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World Cinema - A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

World Cinema - A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Friday, February 27 at 7pm, Saturday, February 28 at 5pm, AND Sunday, March 1 at 7pm

Milwaukee Premiere! “The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave.” Kino Lorber “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night blends conventional elements into something brilliantly original and serves as a striking calling card for writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour” – Rotten Tomatoes

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