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  • Aquarians

    In a snow-covered Midwestern town, a young man committed to the church seeks to reconnect with his estranged, drug-dealing brother, forcing them to confront their inner demons, redirecting the course of their lives. TRAILER

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  • Don't Come Back From The Moon

    When all of the men from a remote desert town in California leave their families, their children must search for guidance, love and family connection. INTERVIEW

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  • En Alugun Lugar

    Both Abel and Diego have waited a long time for the love they have yearned for. After several chance meetings the two finally hook up and quickly fall deeply for each other. But Diego has been hiding a secret: he’s an undocumented immigrant and his repeated attempts to attain citizenship have led nowhere. When word reaches him that his mother is dying, Diego must decide whether or not to risk a trip back to Mexico, knowing he will jeopardize his chances of returning to America and to a future with Abel. TRAILER

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  • June Falling Down

    After wandering aimlessly for a year after her father's death, June is returning home to Wisconsin for Harley's wedding - her best friend and the love that might have been. Now, lost in grief over her father's cancer, she's not quite ready to let Harley go so easily. TRAILER

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  • Keep Talking

    Keep Talking follows four Alaska Native women fighting to save Kodiak Alutiiq, an endangered language now spoken by less than 40 remaining fluent Native Elders. Sadie, 13, is inspired to begin learning the language and dances of her ancestors. Instead of getting swept up in the wake of historical trauma, these women overcome personal demons and build toward a brighter future. Keep Talking reveals the ultimate impact of language and culture revitalization; joy and hope. TRAILER

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  • Manlife

    At age 90, Merle has a lot to do. A devout follower of Lawsonomy, a utopian movement begun by Alfred Lawson, inventor of the first passenger airliner, Merle feels Lawson provided the answers to many of America's economic and social problems. So why was Lawson written out of the history books? And why isn't anyone listening? TRAILER WEBSITE

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  • Roller Life

    Follow a Brewcity Bruisers Milwaukee Roller Girls’ season on and off the track in this feature length documentary. Get unprecedented access to how the players balance the sport, a career, and their personal lives. Explore the challenges these women face playing a female-dominated sport in a male-dominated society. TRAILER

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  • Signature Move

    A Muslim lesbian from Chicago cares for her TV-obsessed mother and falls in love with a wrestler. TRAILER

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  • Woman On Fire

    Woman on Fire follows Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City. A character-driven documentary, the film follows Brooke as she sets out to challenge perceptions of what it means to be transgender in America today. TRAILER

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  • FUPA

    Cody, a struggling young artist, tries to find solutions to cure her feisty little rat’s ever growing tumor while she considers what it could mean to lose her.

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  • The Scary Ham

    Two middle-aged sisters sorting through 50 years' worth of family memorabilia reconnect, as they contend with their late father's beloved ham.

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  • Clandestino

    A Bolivian worker, lives her pregnancy in a clandestine textile factory. In the middle of the unlimited workday under the supervision of the foreman, she begins with her birth labor. Her only goal will be to escape.

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  • Emerald Ice

    Emerald Ice is a cinematic journey exploring the mind of the American poet Diane Wakoski. This experimental short brings to the screen her work--the sprawling beauty that is Diane's emotional spectrum.

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  • The Head I Held

    A girl meets a mysterious figure that she playfully chases through the woods. Alternately, an alchemist struggles to find hidden knowledge that manages to elude his grasp. The fluctuating storylines are accompanied by Daniel Ruefman’s poem, “The Head I Held”, which suggests the ideas of a memento mori.

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  • The Lion

    In an Orthodox-Jewish society, three young women fight oppression by teaching one another how to fight.

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  • The Veiled

    As a daughter grinds away as caretaker for her father she discovers some memories are best left hidden under the veil of dementia.

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  • Umami

    While serving an ignorant customer who discriminates against him, a skilled Chinese sushi chef sacrifices his pride and the respect of his apprentice son in order to keep his job.

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  • When The Fat Girl Gets Skinny

    This is a surrealist narrative adaptation of the slam poem, "When the Fat Girl gets Skinny"--depicting a girl stuck trapped inside of her own eating disorder, desperate to escape.

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  • Zero MM

    Homeless children live in car park and struggle for life.

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  • A Place in the Garden

    Documentary features two couples who have created hummingbird oases in their backyards, out of an initial fascination with the stunning birds and a desire to protect wildlife. Through their curiosity and dedicated efforts, they discover the unique natural behavior of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and become citizen scientists, giving education talks to the public and enlisting a certified hummingbird bander from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to collect data about these elusive, brilliant wonders of the natural world. Sponsor: Driftless Area Land Conservancy

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  • Bob the Buck

    Bob Wanek has been with the Milwaukee Bucks since the beginning. Hired by Hall of Fame Broadcaster Eddie Doucette, Bob has been the official scorer for the Bucks since 1968. He starts his 50th year with the team as they celebrate 50 years in Milwaukee. At 84 years old, Wanek is the eldest employee of the Bucks and the longest tenured.

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  • Christmas Trees

    Set in the present among the rolling hills of the Driftless Area of southwest Wisconsin, this adaptation of a 1916 Robert Frost poem tells the story of a writer who, after a profound personal loss, is unable to move on with his life – until a visit from a stranger looking to buy a bulk lot of Christmas trees causes the man to rediscover both his land and his way forward.

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  • Fifteen

    A story about the first time. Yep. THAT first time.

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  • Mommy Moments

    Lucy observes the feminine rituals at her older sister’s baby shower with a mix of amusement and annoyance, capped by disappointment that her sister disdains the handmade gift she offers. After the party, Lucy and her mother Marian review the day, and Marian makes a startling revelation about the past.

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  • Operation Wolf Patrol: Poacher's Kingdom

    Operation Wolf Patrol: Poacher's Kingdom, is a short documentary that focuses on the efforts of an activist group determined to stop wolf poaching in northern Wisconsin. The film should not be confused with the 2016 "Operation Wolf Patrol: Wisconsin Wildlife Issues." TRAILER

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  • Long Distance

    Amy Holman is in love with a girl from Cleveland, Ohio named Kiki. They've never met in person and yet they know so much about each other thanks to the internet.

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  • Sketches

    After falling deeply in love, two women struggle with domesticity and their opposite personalities.

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