Lawton Gallery showcases artwork of UWM alum
Nearly 30 years after its release, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is increasingly regarded as a Halloween classic. What local fans might not know is that “Nightmare” has a strong UWM connection.
Kirill Mikhanovsky’s movie was filmed entirely in the Milwaukee area with a cast almost entirely from the city. Audiences and critics both local and national have loved it.
“Give Me Liberty,” the Milwaukee-made film by UWM grad Kirill Mikhanovsky, is racking up rave reviews and national acclaim.
A new feature film with UWM connections aims to put Milwaukee on the filmmaking map.
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.
Midway through his college career, Devon Smith faced a huge challenge. With the help of Life Impact advisors, he met that challenge and has gone on to a post-college life as a filmmaker, artist and mentor to youths.
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.