UWM’s Peck School of the Arts is on Variety magazine’s list of best film schools in the world for a third straight year.
One year after scoring several best actor nominations for his starring role in “The Florida Project,” UWM alum Dafoe is receiving similar acclaim for his role as painter Vincent Van Gogh in the film “At Eternity’s Gate.”
One UWM professor and two alumni received 2018-19 Nohl Fellowships in the “established” or “emerging” artists category, and four other UWM-affiliated artists were finalists.
Dozens of 16-millimeter films, some of them classic and rare, have been languishing in canisters and file folders for years. But some film studies students are bringing the Patricia Mellencamp collection back to life, and back to the film screen.
Since graduating from UWM in 1992 with a degree in film, Milwaukee native Eric Haywood has methodically built a career as a writer, director and producer. His credits include “Soul Food: The Series,” “Private Practice” and “Four of Hearts.”
A new book by UWM film studies scholar Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece explores the influence of Benjamin Schlanger and the birth of the modern movie theater.
As UWM battles Horizon-league rival Wright State at Miller Park May 12, a customized Harley-Davidson motorcycle will be awarded to a raffle winner. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the scholarship funds of UWM Athletics and the Peck School.
Several UWM alumni will screen work at the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival, Jan. 19-25. The festival is in Park City, Utah, and runs in concurrence with the Sundance Film Festival.
As praise rolls in for a performance that would net him his third Academy Award nomination, veteran actor Willem Dafoe fondly recalls his time as a student at UWM. And an emeritus professor of theater who directed him in two plays here remembers his prodigious acting talent even then.
The newly expanded and upgraded home of the UWM Art Collection opens to the public Dec. 14. Made possible by the generosity of donor Emile H. Mathis, the gallery will exhibit works from the collection by some of the giants of art, including Rembrandt, Degas and Picasso.