Susan Sarandon starred with Geena Davis in 1991's "Thelma and Louise."

Milwaukee Film Festival: Honoring Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon will answer audience questions after a 4:30 p.m. Saturday screening of her 1991 film "Thelma and Louise" at the Oriental Theatre, as part of the Milwaukee Film Festival.

Sarandon is behind the new Spin Milwaukee, 233 E. Chicago St., the latest in a chain of upscale ping-pong clubs.

The announcement this morning by film festival organizers gives a big-name headliner to the festival, which launches Thursday evening and runs through Sunday, Oct. 3, at venues around the Milwaukee area.

Tickets are $10 and available for this screening, and others at the Milwaukee Film Festival Web site.

The other well-known name on the guest list is "Monk" star (and Green Bay native) Tony Shalhoub, whose film, "Feed the Fish," is being screened at the film festival.

Here's a list of other scheduled "special guests" at various screenings:

Mary Sweeney (Director/Producer/Writer/Editor)
Attending: Friday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. Oriental Theatre; Sunday, Sept. 26, 2 p.m. North Shore Cinema

Glenn Aveni (Associate Producer) Originally From Milwaukee
Attending: Friday, Sept. 24, Oriental Theatre; Sunday, Sept. 26, North Shore Cinema

"Blood Junkie"
Drew Rosas (Writer/Director) Shot in Milwaukee/From Milwaukee
Attending: Saturday, Oct. 2, 10 p.m. Oriental Theatre

"Cold Weather"
Lars Knudsen (Producer); Jack Turner (Executive Producer) From Milwaukee
Attending: Friday, Oct. 1, 2 p.m. Ridge Cinema; Saturday, Oct. 2, 5 p.m. Oriental Theatre

"Drunk History" (Short Film)
Jeremy Konner (Director); Derek Waters (Actor)
Attending: Saturday, Oct. 2, midnight, Oriental Theatre

"Feed the Fish"
Tony Shalhoub (Actor) ; Mike Matzdorff (Director/Producer) ; Nick Langholff (Producer) ; Alison Abrohams (Producer)
Attending: Thursday, Sept. 30, North Shore Cinema

Jeff Reichert (Director)
Attending: Sunday, Sept. 26, 6:45 p.m. Oriental; Tuesday, Sept. 28, 3:15 p.m. North Shore Cinema

"His & Hers"
Ken Wardrop (Director)
Attending: Friday, Oct. 1, 7:15 p.m. Oriental Theatre

"Home Sweet Home: The Short Films of Ken Wardrop"
Ken Wardrop (Director)
Attending: Saturday, Oct. 2, 3 p.m. Oriental Theatre

Wes Orshoski (Director); Greg Olliver (Director)
Attending: Friday, Oct. 1 7:15 p.m., Ridge Cinema; Saturday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. Oriental Theatre

"Lucky Life"
Isaac Chung (Writer/Director)
Attending: Thursday, Sept 30, 9:15 p.m. North Shore Cinema
Sam Anderson (Writer/Producer)
Attending: Sunday, Oct 3, 4:15 p.m. Oriental Theatre (Sam)

"Monica & David"
Ali Codina (Director); Monica (Film Subject); David (Film subject)
Attending: Sunday, Sept. 26, 4:45 p.m. Oriental Theatre; Monday, Sept. 27, 5 p.m. North Shore Cinema

"My Dog Tulip"
Norman Twain (Producer)
Attending: Friday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. Oriental Theatre

"Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?"
John Scheinfeld (Director) From Milwaukee
Attending: Tuesday, Sept 28, 9:15  p.m. Oriental Theatre; Friday, Oct 1, 4:30 p.m. Ridge Cinema
Sunday, Oct 3, 4:00 p.m. North Shore Cinema

"William S. Burroughs: A Man Within"
Ilko Davidov (Producer/Editor); Carmine Cervi (Producer)
Attending: Friday, Oct. 1, 5:30 p.m. North Shore Cinema

Milwaukee Filmmakers -- Features

"Mark My Words"
Brad Pruitt (Director/Producer)
Attending: Thursday, Sept. 30, 7:15 p.m. Oriental Theatre / Sunday, Oct. 3, 4:45 p.m. Ridge Cinema

"My Way Home"
Joe Sacco (Director); Meg Strobel (Co-Producer); Jenny Plevin (Supporting Producer)
Attending: Saturday, Oct. 2, 4:45 p.m. North Shore; Sunday, Oct. 3, 1:15 p.m. Oriental Theatre

"Rasmalai Dreams"
Xav Leplae (Director)
Attending: Saturday, Sept. 25, 7:45 p.m. Oriental Theatre; Friday, Oct. 1, 9:45 p.m. North Shore Cinema


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