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.
Video artist and UWM graduate Sky Hopinka has been named a Mary L. Nohl fellowship winner, one of three winners in the emerging artist category for 2017. Emerging artist winners receive $10,000 to create new work or complete current projects.
Owen Klatte and Angie Glocka helped bring director Tim Burton’s unique vision to life by providing animation for “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Just in time for Halloween, the movie will be screened with live accompaniment by the Milwaukee Symphony.
Daniel Marion, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts, uses his talents as a sculptor to help re-create the faces of unidentified bodies.