2012 Milwaukee Film Festival: Day 1
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Today marks the beginning of the 2012 Milwaukee Film Festival, which runs through Oct. 11. In order to help you make sense of the bewildering array of films and panel discussions, The A.V. Club will be featuring selected picks for each day of the fest. If you ever wanted to stalk us (and see some great films in the process), now’s your chance.
Today’s pick is a no-brainer, since it’s the only film on the schedule: the French-Canadian comedy Starbuck. The film tells the story of a perpetual slacker doofus who learns he has fathered 533 children through the magic of sperm donation. (As you might expect, the film is set for a Hollywood remake starring Vince Vaughn.) Starbuck is MFF’s first opening night film to feature subtitles, and it screens at 6:30 p.m. at the Oriental Theatre.
After the film (which is sold out, though last-minute tickets may become available), head over to Discovery World for the fest’s “Behind The Screen” opening night party. The swanky shindig will feature film previews, interactive entertainment, and music from Milwaukee soul legend Harvey Scales (!) and the Kings Go Forth rhythm sections.