Film & Fine Arts
Film student captures reality of caring for someone with dementia
UWM freshman Riley Killian created a documentary that follows the journeys of four caregivers as they take care of their loved ones.
UWM alum wins MacArthur Foundation ‘genius’ award
Sky Hopinka, a filmmaker, video artist, and photographer, received a Master of Fine Arts from UWM in 2016.
Home Movie Day at UWM hopes to reel in nostalgia, promote preservation
Members of the public are invited to dust off those old film reels or VHS tapes and bring them to campus Oct. 15 to watch in a theater. UWM volunteers will be on hand to show how to make basic repairs too.
Students to share their art at Morning Glory Fair Aug. 13 and 14
Five UWM students are set to show their artworks in the Emerging Artists section of the Morning Glory Art Fair Aug. 13 and 14.
‘Down-to-earth’ and ‘timeless,’ actor and alum Willem Dafoe charms students
Dafoe spoke to more than 600 students at an event modeled on the talk show “Inside the Actors Studio.” He was in town to speak at commencement and to receive an honorary Doctor of Arts degree.
UWM to honor Willem Dafoe with honorary doctorate at 2022 commencement
The four-time Oscar-nominated actor will return to his alma mater May 22 to receive an honorary degree and deliver two commencement speeches.
Back to the big screen: How movie theaters responded to the pandemic
On this episode of Curious Campus, we discuss with two experts how movies’ biggest season is playing out as theaters are trying to bounce back from the pandemic.
Peck School of the Arts makes Variety’s list of best film schools for 4th year
The list features 50 film programs, honoring the schools including UWM for their continuing dedication to prepare and inspire students in spite of disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis.
UWM film lecturer scores deal on original true crime docuseries
A true crime docuseries created by Peck School of the Arts’ Lilly Warren won a development deal with A&E at the Realscreen Summit Showdown recently.
Hollywood’s gender pay inequity: $1 million per film, UWM researcher finds
It’s even worse for Hollywood superstars, UWM labor economist John Heywood, found: more than $2.4 million.