Students breathe life into a long-forgotten film archive

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.

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UWM alum gets people talking with documentary on homelessness

UWM alumna Jessica Farrell will see her documentary on homelessness, “30 Seconds Away: Breaking the Cycle,” debut Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Milwaukee Film Festival. Her goal is to draw widespread attention to a tough problem. “It’s not an easy film, there’s not an easy way out,” she says. But, “as a community, we can stop turning the other way and come together to make change.”