Kenilworth Open Studios

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

Peck School faculty and graduate studio doors open, inviting the community in to watch live art in the making. Experience four hours of art exhibitions & film screenings; live performances; demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages.

Experimental Tuesday at the Union Cinema: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s Manta Ray

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng's feature-length film Manta Ray is set near a coastal village of Thailand. A local fisherman finds an injured man unconscious in the forest by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees have drowned. He rescues the stranger, offers him his friendship and names him Thongchai. But when the fisherman suddenly disappears at sea, Thongchai slowly begins to take over his friend's life.

*CANCELED* From the Archives: In Search of Splendor

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The From The Archives series invites MFA Candidates from the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres to collaborate with the Department's Archive to curate an evening for Experimental Tuesdays.

*CANCELED* Adoor Gopalakrishnan at Union Cinema

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

An incredible afternoon of cinema and culture for Milwaukee audiences unfolds as acclaimed Indian filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan screens two of his most beloved award-winning works: 'Dance of the Enchantress' and 'Shadow Kill.'

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival

The 2020 Milwaukee Underground Film Festival will run from September 15th-October 27th on our website! We have six programs and each program will premiere on a Tuesday night at 5pm CST with a live Q&A at 8pm CST.

Jeron Braxton Screening

A glorious array of Jeron Braxton's films to be screened for Experimental Tuesdays.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Suzanne Lacy

Suzanne Lacy is a visual artist whose prolific career includes performances, video and photographic installation, critical writing and public practices in communities.

Winterdances: Upliftment

Mainstage Theatre Mainstage Theatre (Theatre Building) | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Winterdances: Upliftment is a movement conversation about longing for physical contact and reaching out when needed. It also explores ideals of womanhood and how people’s stories can illuminate our community through our quest for humanity. Featuring works by Debra Loewen,... Read More

Student Animation Showcase

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

This year’s Student Animation Showcase, curated by Magdalena Kalecki and Douglas Pellock Jr, winners of the Ephemeral Animation Prize, features a wide array of animation, from stop motion puppetry to straight up 2d animation, to experimental “destructive” animation.

Film Dept Faculty Screening

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Get to know the output and inner minds of the Film, Video, Animation and 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: Her Name Was Europa

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The duo Dornieden and Monroy, also known as OJOBOCA, works fiction and fable from the use of scientific arguments. Here we have the investigation about the Auroch, a species of a wild bovine, first documented case of extinction in the seventeen century.

Experimental Tuesdays: Screening of The Source Family by Jodi Wille

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The Film, Video, Animation and New Genres department (FVANG) and Union Cinema are proud to present a screening of The Source Family by Jodi Wille. Jodi Wille is a filmmaker, curator and book publisher known for her work exploring subcultures.

Spooky Student Showcase: Spooky Movies with FVANG IV

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Student Filmmakers in Attendance!
Brace yourselves for another Halloween-themed showcase of student films and videos from the Department of Film Video Animation and New Genres. This screening promises to dazzle you with the spookiest, scariest, grossest, and most otherworldly student creations.

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The 20th Milwaukee Underground Film Festival runs November 11-13th in various locations. It is a student-run film festival showcasing international underground, independent and experimental films. 

Senior Project Screenings Day 1

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

A special evening showcasing the films and videos completed by the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres’ graduating seniors. Join us by celebrating their hard work over the course of their student career at UWM. Free and open to the public.

Senior Project Screenings Day 2

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

A special evening showcasing the films and videos completed by the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres’ graduating seniors. Join us by celebrating their hard work over the course of their student career at UWM. Free and open to the public.

Two Films by Ana Vaz & Nicolas Pereda

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

This program pairs two films by Nicolas Pereda & Ana Vaz. Nicolas Pereda's My Skin Luminous, originally commissioned by the Mexican Ministry of Education, is a hypnotically mysterious, hybrid object that unravels and metamorphoses within the walls of a school.

Short Films by Morgan Quaintance

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

This program presents a selection of recent short films from one of the most exciting emerging voices in artist-made cinema. Morgan Quaintance is a London-based writer, musician, broadcaster, and curator.

Two Videos by Charlotte Prodger

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Charlotte Prodger is a British artist working with moving image, printed image, sculpture and writing.

Ste. Anne by Rhayne Vermette

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

This stirring debut feature by Manitoban filmmaker and artist Rhayne Vermette is a formally alluring examination of home by way of places and people.

Animation Showcase!

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The Animation Showcase is back on! This year's showcase theme “whimsical and atmospheric” opens the possibility for manifold forms of animation. Curated by Terrance Corwin Gordon, animator/filmmaker from the department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres.

Films by Sandra Lahire

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Sandra Lahire (1950-2001) was a central member of the feminist and experimental filmmaking community in London in the 1980s and 1990s. Lesbian, Jewish, feminist – Lahire was a proud queer activist in a troubled time of British history, Thatcher’s 1980s.

Antony Cook/Endre Balogh Recital

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts (Room 250) Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts (Room 250) | 2419 East Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI

Anthony Cook and Endre Balogh perform masterpieces of the violin and cello duo repertoire including Kodaly Duo Sonata, Handel Halvorsen Duo and others. Cook and Balogh have had illustrious careers as performers and teachers that have spanned the world garnering critical acclaim and accolades for their recordings and performances with careers spanning 50 years.

Antony Cook Interview with Q&A from Music and Film Department Students and Faculty

Arts Center Lecture Hall Arts Center Lecture Hall (ACL 120) | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Antony Cook, who has collaborated with Steven Spielberg, John Williams, and nearly every famous film composer and conductor who has made a film in Hollywood in the past 40 years shares experiences and wisdom from his illustrious career in the studios of Hollywood’s major music sound studios. The interview will be moderated by Mr. Cook’s former student, Stefan Kartman. and will feature questions from music performance, composition, and film students and faculty.

ZEN FILM FESTIVAL

Arts Center Lecture Hall Arts Center Lecture Hall (ACL 120) | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

A screening of student made films produced in the Zen and the Art of Filmmaking class.

Film Department Senior Screenings

Bolton Hall (Room 150) 150 Bolton Hall, UWM Main Campus - 3210 N Maryland Ave, Milwaukee

Join us in celebrating the class of 2022 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!

Peck School of the Arts Convocation 2022

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

You are cordially invited to the in-person University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts graduation convocation for Fall 2021, Winterim 2022, Spring 2022 and Summer 2021 baccalaureate and master’s degree recipients. PSOA Convocation will be held on May 21,... Read More