Virtual events Spring 2020

During this difficult time, the UWM Union Cinema is working with a network of other amazing art house cinemas in the Art House Convergence to provide virtual programming to keep our love affair with excellent cinema alive and well! Please follow us on Facebook – UWM Union Cinema – and we will post updates on when and where you can see great films and festivals online.

Streaming – SXSW Shorts!

SXSW has long been a champion of independent filmmakers, and premiering a short film at the festival is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for creators to share their vision with the world. When the City of Austin had to cancel this year’s festival, hundreds of filmmakers lost the opportunity for their work to be seen. Together, Mailchimp and Oscilloscope Laboratories have created a digital home for this incredible slate of short films, so you can watch them from wherever you are. While we can’t replace the camaraderie of the SXSW festival, watching these films is a way to support the artists you love and connect to the world around you, during a time when we could all use a little more connection.

Please enjoy the SXSW 2020 Official Short Film Selections.

–Mailchimp and Oscilloscope

Click HERE to view short films!


MKE Film Sofa Cinema

While we’re all staying Safer at Home to combat the spread of COVID-19, Milwaukee Film has created a new way to keep you connected with the power of film.

The Milwaukee Film Sofa Cinema platform connects you with the same high-quality independent films you’d enjoy at the Oriental Theatre. And just like the screenings at the theater, a portion of the profits from your streaming rental go directly to Milwaukee Film.

New titles added into the mix every Friday, so keep an eye out for more releases. Even if we’re not together in person, Sofa Cinema lets us be together in film.

Click HERE to view the list of current offerings!