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"Love, Gilda" is one of the spotlight selections in the Milwaukee Film Festival's Art & Artists category this year.

Milwaukee Film Festival reveals more movies, program book release date

The Milwaukee Film Festival is one of the biggest art events in the city, so it's only fitting that it would make room for art and artists of all kinds on its big screens. Enter the festival's Art & Artists category, featuring six documentaries shining a spotlight art on film of all genres: photography, fashion, dance and the undefinable.

"I've always been a fan of films that bring us closer to art, the experience of creating art and the effect art has on the world," commented Kristopher Pollard, Milwaukee Film membership manager and the programmer for the Art & Artists series, in a press release. "I'm delighted to be involved in bringing more of those to our festival."

Here are the films selected for the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival:

"Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable"

You've likely seen this famed photographer's work as a part of the Milwaukee Art Museum's collection; now see the story behind the lens as the documentary "All Things are Photographable" focuses on the famous postwar America artist, the powerful images he captured and a collection of undeveloped film that might hold even more.

"Kusama - Infinity"

In the '60s, artist Yayoi Kusama left her home country of Japan, arrived in America and quickly arrived in the art scene of the era. After combatting racism, sexism and plagiarism, she returned retreated home to a mental institution, but the world thankfully catch up with her genius, earning her long-delayed credit – and an overdue second artistic career as bold, bright and colorful as her work.

"Love, Gilda"

One of the icons of comedy, the late great "SNL" goofball Gilda Radner finally receives a fitting big-screen profile – as told in her own words, through diary entries as well as uncovered home videos and audio tapes, in addition to interviews with her fellow late-night comedy family.

"Moving Stories"

"Moving Stories" tells the, well, moving story of six dancers from the Beverly Dance Company who travel to devastated corners of the world to teach at-risk youth an improvised dance routine in the hopes of bringing light to lives shrouded in darkness.

"The Price of Everything"

Oscar-nominated documentarian Nathaniel Kahn (Best Documentary nominee "My Architect") goes behind the scenes of the modern art world, discovering the cold economic gears that drive the business of buying and selling priceless works.

"Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist"

From her origins creating the look of punk rock rebellion with Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren to eventually earning Dame status, Vivienne Westwood's life has seen it all – and, considering her constantly evolving eye for fashion, dressed it all. And now the documentary "Punk, Icon, Activist" will attempt to chronicle it all.

Wondering when and where you'll be able to catch these films, or any of the other programs already announced? Well, you'll soon be able to bust out your highlighters and get to mapping out your cinema schedule, as the Milwaukee Film Festival will release its program book beginning Sept. 27 with a party at Good City Brewing from 5-8 p.m. Books will also be available at the Milwaukee Art Museum's admission desk starting that day as well.

As for buying tickets, the box office will open to Milwaukee Film members starting Tuesday, Oct. 2 before opening to the public the next day.

The 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival will run Oct. 18 through Nov. 1. For more ticket or pass information, visit Milwaukee Film's website – and for more updates, stay tuned to OnMilwaukee.


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