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Don't miss a film because you didn't buy tickets early. Click here to see what's gone to Rush, and what's selling quickly.

DAY THREE PICK: THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE

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We hope these boys have room on their shelves for all of the awards they'll probably win.

It's in our kindly Midwestern blood to celebrate whenever a local boy makes good, so our spotlight tribute to Milwaukee's own (John Marshall High School graduate!) George Tillman Jr. should be a delightful facet of this year's festival. First hitting the mainstream in a major way with his wildly successful second feature film Soul Food, Tillman went on to direct the Cuba Gooding Jr./Robert DeNiro vehicle Men of Honor as well as the Notorious B.I.G. biopic Notorious (showing today at noon as part of the tribute). But as impressive of a career as he's carved out for himself in Hollywood, the most exciting thing he's bringing with him to this year's festival is his latest effort, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete.

(Read Tom's complete write-up here.)

Director George Tillman Jr. , Screenwriter Michael Starburry, and actors Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon are scheduled to appear at tonight's screening, and for a Q & A immediately afterward.

Advanced tickets to THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE, screening today (Saturday) at 7:30 PM at the Oriental Theatre, are no longer available. If there are any unclaimed tickets/seats, they will be sold in the Rush ticket line. Rush tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, and are made available 15 minutes prior to showtime. Rush tickets for tonight's film cost $10. CASH ONLY. No discounts.


Tom Fuchs is returning for a fourth year as our featured festival blogger, telling you all about our daily festival picks. Tom has been on our shorts programming committee for all five years of the Milwaukee Film Festival, and wrote all of the film descriptions for this year's film festival program book.

TOMORROW'S PICKS

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AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS - Sun 9/29 • 4:30 PM • Oriental Theatre
Director/Producer Grace Lee is scheduled to appear

THE LAND BEFORE TIME - Sun 9/29 • 1:30 PM • Oriental Theatre

UPSTREAM COLOR - Sun 9/29 • 10 PM • Oriental Theatre

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FESTIVAL SNAP SHOTS

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Members of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble surrounding Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon (stars of THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE) at last night's screening of BROTHERS HYPNOTIC. (Photo by Alan Herzberg)

MFF IN THE PRESS

WUWM's Bonnie North talks to director George Tillman, Jr. about working with the young stars of The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete.

She also interviewed members of The Dissolve, who will give our State of the Cinema address TODAY at 1 PM at Colectivo Prospect.

OnMilwaukee.com's Matt Mueller takes to the TV to talk about our film festival!

Third Coast Daily previews tonight's midnight screening of Enter the Dragon on 35mm.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Duane Dudek makes his picks for day three.

More festival talk from Examiner.com.

BEYOND THE FILMS

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Who's ready to hear from the keepers of the film criticism torch?

STATE OF THE CINEMA: THE DISSOLVE
TODAY | FREE | 1 PM | Colectivo Coffee (2211 N. Prospect Ave.)

At this year's State of the Cinema keynote address, Keith Phipps, Scott Tobias, Nathan Rabin, Tasha Robinson and Genevieve Koski of The Dissolve will take part in a round-table discussion about the present and future of film and film criticism moderated by former A.V. Club National Music Editor and current Grantland staff writer Steven Hyden.

They'll also present Brian De Palma's 1981 thriller Blow Out (today, 4 PM, Oriental Theatre), collectively selected as one of their favorite films.


PANEL: REPRESENTING RACE
TODAY | FREE | 3 PM

Join this panel discussing concerns and questions that arise when representing race issues on-screen in contemporary film.

MODERATOR
Dr. Donte McFadden, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

PANELISTS
Eugene Kane - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nathaniel Kohn - Producer, Bayou Maharajah
Grace Lee - Director, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
George Tillman, Jr. - Director, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete
Michael Starrbury - Writer, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

All panel events will be held in the Back Room at Colectivo Coffee (2211 N. Prospect Ave.) and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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