ANNOUNCING: THE 2017 MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL JURY AWARD WINNERS - Milwaukee Film
The 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by Associated Bank, is excited to share this year’s festival jury award winners. Among the top films selected include Scott Road, a film with local ties shot entirely in China; Rat Film, a documentary exploring...
2017 Milwaukee Film Festival sets attendance mark - Milwaukee Journal Sentinal
Attendance was up 9% for the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival, with a record 84,072 attendees.
Milwaukee Film, which operates the 15-day festival...
'The Blood is at the Doorstep' - Documentary on Dontre Hamilton - Will World Premiere at SXSW - SHADOW AND ACT
On April 30, 2014, a white police officer, Christopher Manney, shot and killed Dontre Hamilton, at Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. No charges were brought, but Manney was fired from the force. As a result of the shooting and subsequent protests, Milwaukee police officers were equipped with body cameras.
Hamilton, who was 31 years old at the time of his death, had a history of mental illness. Hamilton's family stated that he had been treated for schizophrenia but was not violent.
This Milwaukee tragedy is at the center of a new documentary set to make its premiere at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival in March.