2013 Milwaukee Film Festival: Day 9
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Today is the ninth day of the 2013 Milwaukee Film Festival, which runs through October 10. 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.
• Altos: Earth, 7 p.m., Oriental Theatre
• Altos: Earth After-Party: 8:30 p.m., Colectivo
• The Rambler: midnight, Oriental Theatre
Nothing beats seeing a film in a gorgeous theater (Milwaukee’s own Oriental, for example) in the company of hundreds of rapt moviegoers who have hopefully turned off their dumb phones for a whopping 90 minutes. Even better: seeing a silent film in a gorgeous theater in the company of hundreds of rapt moviegoers while a band provides a live score. Cambridge, Massachusetts outfit Alloy Orchestra provided live accompaniment for the last two Milwaukee Film Festivals, scoring both Metropolis and Blackmail. This year, the fest has tapped Alverno Presents and the city’s own “surly high school orchestra” Altos for a live score to the 1930 Russian classic Earth (Zemlya). Tonight’s one-time-only screening and performance is the centerpiece of the festival’s Spotlight Presentations, and should absolutely not be missed.
Following an Earth after-party around the corner at Colectivo, we’ll be back at the Oriental at midnight for The Rambler, a backwoods horror film starring Dermot Mulroney. Happy Friday!