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2012 Milwaukee Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

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Student-run at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Underground Film Festival will once again screen a selection of phenomenal experimental and avant-garde short films from all over the world. The 2012 edition will run May 4-5 at various locations around Milwaukee, including the UWM Union Theatre, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts and the the Peck School of the Arts Kenilworth Studios.

Some films to look out for at the fest include Georg Koszulinski‘s tranquil landscape experimental documentary¬†The Search for Norumbega; new animation films by Jodie Mack (Point de Gaze) and Ben Popp (Lazslo Lassu); Clint Enns‘ environmental search for the spiritual, Connecting With Nature; two films by Winnipeg’s Aaron Zeghers, The Story of Thomas Edison and I See a Light; a visually arresting Chromadepth experiment from Kerry Laitala, Chromatic Cocktail 180 Proof; plus, films by Jim Haverkamp, Lyn Elliot, Tony Gault, Kelly Sears and more.

The full film lineup for the festival is below, but please visit the official Milwaukee Underground Film Festival website for more info, including screening locations.

May 4

7:00 p.m.
When Walt Whitman Was a Little Girl, dir. Jim Haverkamp
Crusts, dir. Alexander Stewart
Panic Room, dir. IP Yuk-yiu
Hull, dir. Tara Merenda Nelson (Juror)
I Can’t Wait to Meet you There, dir. Michael A. Morris
349 (for Sol LeWitt), dir. Chris Kennedy
Point de Gaze, dir. Jodie Mack
The Voice of God, dir. Bernard Lutzeler
Plain Face, dir. Tess Martin
Neil Gravander Presents: Arch Hall Jr.’s “Vickie”, dir. Neil Gravander

May 5

5:00 p.m.
Snap Shot, dir. Kim Kielhofner
The Story of Thomas Edison, dir. Aaron Zeghers
Genesee, dir. Chris Kennedy
Nowhere and Everywhere, dir. Giorgi Mrevlishvili
Another Dress, Another Button, dir. Lyn Elliot
I Colonize the Golden Triangle (From Behind Glass), dir. Jason Halprin
I See a Light, dir. Aaron Zeghers
Walt Disney Spectrum Disorder, dir. LHO
This Must Be the Place, dir. Luis Arnias
106 River Road, dir. Josh Weissbach (Watch online)
Carbon, dir. Craig Webster
Cahiers 1-4, dir. Kim Kielhofner
Annihilation, dir. Catie Eller
Connecting With Nature, dir. Clint Enns
Document, dir. Bill Brown
How to Turn on Your Computer, dir. Emily Oscarson
And Houses, dir. Jake Barningham
Color Copy, dir. Jake Barningham
House Fuck, dir. Lyra Hill
Flying Fish, dir. Tara Merenda Nelson (Juror)

8:00 p.m.
You Are Now Running on Reserve Battery Power, dir. Jessie Stead
Craig’s Cutting Room Floor, dir. Linda Scobie
Transitions, dir. Robert Todd
EchoEcho, dir. Sabine Gruffat
The NeverEnd Story, dir. Alex Moeller
For, Like Ever, dir. Christine Negus
American Discotheque Number One, dir. Deron Williams
Dubus, dir. Alexei Dmitriev
Kid Beat-box, dir. Steve Wetzel (Juror)
Echoes of Information in an N-Dimensional Hilbert Space, dir. David Witzling
While You Were Sleeping, dir. Ted Kennedy
Snow, dir. Tara Merenda Nelson (Juror)
Wingding’s Love Letter, dir. Scott Fitzpatrick
Lazslo Lassu, dir. Ben Popp
Quartz, dir. Sean Hanley
Chromatic Cocktail 180 Proof, dir. Kerry Laitala in dazzling Chromadepth!

May 6

3:00 p.m.
Front Street Yard, dir. David Ellsworth
Men’s Hockey, dir. Steve Wetzel (Juror)
Victoria, dir. Olivia Ciummo
Across and Down, dir. Lori Felker

6:00 p.m.
The Mennonite Federation, dir. Robert Todd w/ Lori Felker and Craig Webster
Saskatchewan, dir. Richard Wiebe
Etienne Hand, dir. Richard Touhy
The Search for Norumbega, dir. Georg Koszulinski
Ghost of Yesterday, dir. Tony Gault
Primitive, dir. Ben Balcom
Once It Started It Could Not End Otherwise, dir. Kelly Sears
Bodily Heavens II, dir. Stephanie Wuertz
Leafless, dir. Naz Dincel
Family Room (2011) Sunday, Super 8 on 4 projectors, dir. Tara Merenda Nelson (Juror)


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