Peck School of Arts Fall Student Welcome

Theatre Building, Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Please join us in the Theatre lobby (near the PSOA Student Services office) on Friday, September 8th, from noon-1:30 for our annual Fall Welcome Event. New and returning students are invited for pizza, activities, and a chance to meet representatives from many Milwaukee area arts organizations.

Experimental Tuesdays: O’er The Land

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

A meditation on the milieu of elevated threat addressing national identity, gun culture, wilderness, consumption, patriotism and the possibility of personal transcendence. Of particular interest are the ways Americans have come to understand freedom and the increasingly technological reiterations of manifest destiny. Presented on 16mm from the UWM Cinema Arts Archive.

Experimental Tuesdays: Last Things

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Evolution and extinction from the point of view of rocks and various future others. The geo-biosphere is introduced as a place of evolutionary possibility, where humans disappear but life endures. Originating from two novellas of J.-H. Rosny, film takes up their pluralist vision of evolution, where imagining prehistory is inseparable from envisioning the future. Filmmaker Deborah Stratman in person! 

Experimental Tuesdays: Films By Ross Meckfessel

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Ross Meckfessel is an artist and filmmaker who works primarily in Super 8 and 16mm film. His films often emphasize materiality and poetic structures while depicting the condition of modern life through an exploration of apocalyptic obsession, contemporary ennui, and the technological landscape. Filmmaker in person!

1st Annual Slovenian Film Festival

Mitchell Hall, Fine Arts Cinema Room B91 3203 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Announcing the 1st Annual Festival of Slovenian Films at UW-Milwaukee co-hosted by the Slovenian Arts Program and the Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres at UW-Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Home Movie Day

Mitchell Hall, Fine Arts Cinema Room B91 3203 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Archives Department, Film Studies Program, and the Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres presents Home Movie Day. Community members from Milwaukee and surrounding cities and counties are invited to participate. The public is invited to bring in their home movies in 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, VHS, Mini-DV, or digital formats to have their materials inspected and/or repaired by UWM volunteers and screened for an audience while the owner narrates. The event is open to people who want to simply watch other people’s home movies as well.

Lights, Camera, Action! A Day in the Life of Film & Animation Majors

Kenilworth Square East 2155 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Are you a high school student with a passion for film or animation? Whether you’re already experimenting with movie making and animating or you’re simply a curious film or animation buff, we’re hosting an exciting event that provides a glimpse inside of our Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres! Join us for a series of hands-on workshops for a taste of what it feels like to get creative at the Peck School of the Arts.

Senior Screenings

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Join us in celebrating the fall class of 2023 and their fantastic films! Seniors work all year on writing, producing, editing, and polishing short films of their own design. Come see some of the most unique and exciting films coming out of Milwaukee!

An Evening with Rhayne Vermette and Inney Prakash

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Rhayne Vermette was born in Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba. It was while studying architecture at the University of Manitoba, that she fell into the practices of image making and storytelling. Primarily self taught, Rhayne’s films are opulent collages of fiction, animation, documentary, reenactments and divine interruption. Ste. Anne is her first feature narrative. Inney Prakash is a film curator based in New York City. He is a Cinema Programmer at Maysles Documentary Center, Curatorial Lead for the San Diego Asian Film Festival, and Founder/Director of Prismatic Ground, a NY festival centered on experimental documentary and avant-garde film.

Film Faculty & Staff Screenings

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Get to know the creative work of the Film, Video, Animation & New Genres faculty and staff at this all-star screening. Expect drama, documentary, experimentation, comedy, appropriation, and the unexpected. Many of the artists, your teachers, will be in attendance.

Experimental Tuesdays: to sense, to animate, to enliven

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Letting etymology lead, this program brings together works of animation as a kind of animating spirit: films that expand beyond the frame and films that sense and are sense. As an archival activation, we ask the films what they’ve been dreaming about in their hibernation and ask an audience to meet and mingle.

Experimental Tuesdays: Queer World Mending – Films from the Flaherty

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

How can we mend the wounded world if we are open wounds ourselves? Team-curated by MFA candidates and recent grads Sarah Ballard, Magdalena Bermudez, Luciana Decker, Sam Drake, and Liyan Zhao this program will feature a selection of films featured at the 2023 Flaherty Seminar.