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October 20, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Directed by Jonah Markowitz & Tracy Wares
POLITICAL ANIMALS celebrates the legendary civil rights victories of the first four openly out elected California state politicians – who were all women: Carole Migden, Sheila Kuehl, Jackie Goldberg, and Christine Kehoe. Documenting the tough struggles they endured, the film celebrates their pioneering success in the fight for equality, and the sweet victories these unforgettable women created to pave the way for lasting and significant social change.
Emotionally charged like its subjects, the film follows four ground- breaking lesbians who took the fight for the causes most personal to them and their communities off the streets and into the halls of government.Fierce, determined, focused and passionate, these women had the courage and foresight to start the work of legal rights of the LGBT community, ultimately paving the way for other states across the nation.
Bills they authored included the first domestic partnership registry enacted by a legislature, the first anti-bullying bill protecting gay students and many more. It was a hard fight – filled with surprisingly heated debates and hateful insults hurled by opponents. This film shows how their legislation brought about change in laws and societal acceptance, the strategies behind this incremental change, and what tough bargains had to be made to get us to where we are today. While legislators often follow the will of the people, these visionary women were brave pioneers in creating
lasting and significant social change.
+ Audience Award & Jury Documentary Competition, Los Angeles Film Festival
+ Audience Award, Documentary Competition, Provincetown International Film Festival
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$8 Campus Community, Seniors & Union Cinema passholders
See everything with an All-Festival pass!
Or see film(s) at the Union Cinema with a friend of two:
secure a Sixer Pass!*
(* good for admissions at Union Cinema only)
Or via the Union Cinema Box Office (30 minutes before showtime) and Peck School of the Arts Box Office. Passes are available in advanced at the Peck School of the Arts Box Office and at the Festival table during the Festival.
Peck School of the Arts Box Office is located on the ground floor of the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts at 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd. Fall semester hours (beginning September 6): Monday–Friday, 11AM–5PM.
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The 31st Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival opens on Wednesday, October 12th and continues October 14-23.
The Festival is presented by the Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres in the UWM Peck School of the Arts.
The Festival is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Cream City Foundation, Wisconsin Gazette, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Milwaukee Pride, Jack H. Smith of Shorewest Realtors, Bronze Optical, and Joseph R. Pabst.
For complete schedule information see: https://uwm.edu/lgbtfilmfestival/