Coming soon: 2012 Milwaukee Film Festival adds four days, theater
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If you were one of the 35,000 attendees at last year’s Milwaukee Film Festival, you already know what a boon it is to our city. If you weren’t among last year’s attendees—what, did you have something better to do?—you’ll have plenty of chances to atone for your sins this fall: Milwaukee Film has announced that the 2012 Film Festival will extend its run from 11 to 15 days, and that the Fox-Bay Cinema Grill in Whitefish Bay will join Landmark’s Oriental and Downer Theaters as an official screening venue.
According to a press release, the Fox-Bay Cinema Grill has been added in order to create a “tighter festival footprint,” one that utilizes historic venues in attractive, bustling neighborhoods. (The Marcus North Shore Cinema in Mequon and the Marcus Ridge Cinema in New Berlin have been dropped as venues this year.) “We have a great luxury in our city to be able to show great films in unique historic theaters,” explains executive and artistic Director Jonathan Jackson. “And to extend that celebration to the neighborhoods these theaters have lived in for decades is what makes this festival uniquely Milwaukee’s.”
The festival runs Sept. 27-Oct. 11.