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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.