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The Milwaukee Film Festival Celebrates 15 Years

Apr 01, 2023 12:00AM ● By Natural Awakenings Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Film Festival, now in its 15th year, returns April 20 through May 4, at the The Oriental Theater and additional theaters and venues throughout Milwaukee. Each year, the Milwaukee Film Festival showcases films from modern American independent cinema; local filmmakers; artist profiles; documentaries from emerging and established Black storytellers; foreign films; films exploring LGBTQ+ voices; and shorts. Also part of the festival are conversations with filmmakers and in-depth panel discussions.

This year’s festival features a special screening of the 1927 silent science fiction film Metropolis, with accompanying music by the Anvil Orchestra. Most screenings and events will return to being in-person events, but a portion will also be available virtually. Passes and ticket packages are available through