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2011 Milwaukee Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ May 3, 2011

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival

Every year, the student-run Milwaukee Underground Film Festival shows off a collection of world-class experimental and avant-garde films, screening work from some of today’s most acclaimed filmmakers. This year’s stellar event will take place on May 6-8 and will screen at several venues, including UWM’s Union Theatre, the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts and UWM/PSOA Kenilworth Square East.

Included in the lineup, which is printed in full below, are two films by prolific experimental animator Jodie Mack, Unsubscribe #1: Special Offer Inside and Unsubscribe #4: The Saddest Song in the World; Kerry Laitala‘s eye-popping ChromaDepth experiment Afterimage: A Flicker of Life (Version 2); Self Improvement by Clint Enns, one of Canada’s finest filmmakers; Zachary Epcar‘s haunting architecture study, A Time Shared Unlimited; and Steve Cossman‘s JIVE.

Serving on this year’s jury are film professor at the University of Florida, Roger Beebe; experimental filmmaker Lori Felker; and local curator Nicholas Frank. Both Beebe and Felker will screen some of their own work throughout the festival, including a sneak peek at Felker’s work-in-progress The Mirrored Curtain.

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

May 6

7:00 p.m.:
What Was Was, dir. David Baker
L’Internationale, dir. Marianna Milhorat
Unsubscribe #1: Special Offer Inside, dir. Jodie Mack
LOWbASiC, dir. Frank Rinaldi
Hindsight, dir. Sean Hanley
Shibuya, dir. Tokyo, dir. Tomonari Nishikawa
Beginnings (alpha&omega), dir. Roger Beebe
TB TX DANCE, dir. Roger Beebe
Washes, dir. Norbert Shieh
Aliki, dir. Richard Wiebe
The Mirrored Curtain, dir. Lori Felker

May 7

6:00 p.m.:
JIVE, dir. Steve Cossman
Negating the Increasing Powerlessness of the Most Photographed Thing in America, dir. Olivia Ciummo
Meer, dir. Robert Todd
In the Swim, dir. Mike Walsh
Anima Mundi, dir. Kate Balsley
Silence, dir. Ava Lanche
The Optic Melon, dir. David Baker
Light Quanta, dir. Karen Johannesen
One New Message, dir. Alee Peoples
AAAAA Motion Picture, dir. Roger Beebe

8:00 p.m.:
LAPSE, dir. Micheline Durocher
A Time Shared Unlimited, dir. Zachary Epcar (Read the review)
Nightlight, dir. Dagie Brundert
Self Improvement, dir. Clint Enns
TAPE NUMBER ONE: side one, dir. Tommy Becker
The Well of Representation, dir. Evan Meaney
The Natural, dir. Ted Kennedy
Death by VHS, dir. Damien Ferland
Fertile Ground Corporate Slug, dir. Bryan Konefsky
ZWISCHEN, dir. Lori Felker
One of Those Women, dir. Emily J. Oscarson
The Homogenics, dir. Gerard Freixes Ribera

May 8

3:00 p.m.:
28.IV.81 (Descending Figures), dir. Christopher Harris
Tokyo, dir. Ebisu, dir. Tomonari Nishikawa
In Between, dir. Mike Stoltz
Imperceptihole, dir. Lori Felker + Robert Todd
The Hunting of Wayne, dir. Matthew Newman
Tokyo Fish, dir. Peter Eliot Buntaine
Tamalpais, dir. Chris Kennedy
Afterimage: A Flicker of Life (Version 2), dir. Kerry Laitala (Read the review)

6:00 p.m.:
Place for Landing, dir. Shambhavi Kaul
Walk Along the Milwaukee River, dir. Patrick Wodzinski
After Morning, dir. Robert Todd
Money Changes Everything, dir. Roger Beebe
The Luminous Passage, dir. Ryan Marino
Confessors, dir. Michael A. Morris
Friction of the Inner and Outer Consciousness, dir. Isaac Sherman
Postface, dir. Frédéric Moffet
To It’s Bloom, dir. JB Mabe
Don’t Look Directly into the Sun, dir. Kathleen Rugh
Unsubscribe #4: The Saddest Song in the World, dir. Jodie Mack