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UWM Film Faculty Screening 2: Riverwest Film & Video and Volume Up: The People’s Revolution

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Virtual screening, free for everyone!

Screening page active 2/16 – Click HERE to access screening page

Join us for the 2nd of two Experimental Tuesdays dedicated to work made by UWM Film department Faculty members. This screening spotlights the 2018 feature Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz and an excerpt from an upcoming documentary by Sean Kafer.
Program 2: FEBRUARY 16th – 23rd
Emir Cakaroz – “Riverwest Film & Video” 65 minutes, 2018
This documentary is about Riverwest Film & Video, which rents out DVDs and sells film equipment. It also hosts a neighborhood radio station which is open to anyone who wants to have a program. The documentary examines the regulars of the store and the radio programmers and their relationships with the place. The film is also an investigation of a space in which the public and the private merge.
with Sean Kafer’s “Volume Up: The Peoples Revolution” (working title), 12m, 2021
Milwaukee’s The Peoples Revolution (TPR) is a “Justice Group” that began marching after George Floyd’s death and hasn’t stopped participating in daily action since May 28th, 2020. They’re known as the longest consecutive protest group in US history. One of 2020’s battles was for the firing of Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah who killed three men of color in five years of service. This excerpt is from Day 40 when TPR shuts down Mayfair Mall and the nearby Cheesecake Factory in protest for not releasing security camera footage of 17-year-old Alvin Cole’s murder. This was the third killing by Joseph Mensah. Later TPR goes to a Wauwatosa Common Council meeting demanding the firing of Mensah for the murder of Jay Anderson, his second victim. This excerpt is a look at a day in the life of The Peoples Revolution.
Get to know the output and inner minds of the Film, Video, Animation and New Genres faculty and staff at this all-star screening. Expect performances, emotion, Milwaukee stars, abstracted nature, painterly animation and more! The films will be accompanied by a conversation with the filmmakers. Get to know the UWM Film faculty and the work they make.
Organized and hosted by Lori Felker of the Faulty of the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres


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