Film & Fine Arts
‘Nightmare’ with the symphony sparks memories for UWM educator
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.
Milwaukee’s movie: UWM alum’s ‘Give Me Liberty’ intimately tied to city
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.
UWM alum’s film ‘Give Me Liberty’ garners nationwide acclaim
“Give Me Liberty,” the Milwaukee-made film by UWM grad Kirill Mikhanovsky, is racking up rave reviews and national acclaim.
‘Give Me Liberty’ premieres in Milwaukee with UWM connections
A new feature film with UWM connections aims to put Milwaukee on the filmmaking map.
Peck film program makes Variety list of best film schools for third year
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.
UWM alum uses his social artwork to mentor students
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.
UWM alum Willem Dafoe again a contender for best actor award
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.”
UWM associate professor, two alums win Nohl fellowships
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.
Students breathe life into a long-forgotten film archive
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.
UWM alum Eric Haywood finding success in Hollywood with ‘Empire,’ ‘Power’
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.”