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“I Used to Go Here” directed by Kris Rey
“I Used to Go Here” directed by Kris Rey

The 2020 Milwaukee Film Festival runs all-virtual from October 15 – 29, featuring 197 film titles. Opening the festival is “I Used to Go Here” directed by Kris Rey, featuring Gillian Jacobs and Jemaine Clement, a heartfelt crowd-pleaser about a 30-something writer who should be celebrating her success, but with all of her friends getting married and having kids, she feels like she’s missing out.

The Centerpiece film is “Coming Clean” directed by Ondi Timoner, that examines the reality of the opioid crisis from the inside, featuring the perspectives of those in recovery and policymakers working to undo the systems and industries that perpetuate addiction.

“As we’ve all done through the course of this year, the Milwaukee Film Festival has adapted,” said Cara Ogburn, artistic director for Milwaukee Film. “Our Festival films are as powerful as ever, with titles that offer something for everyone.

“We all miss sitting in a packed theater and immersing ourselves in the magic of cinema, but we’re proud to present our Festival as scheduled, connecting audiences to these incredible films in a safe and accessible manner,” she added. “Not only are most films available to audiences throughout the country, they’re more affordable, as well.”

Several films in this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival highlight the challenges women face in fighting stigmas and making their voices heard. The Women in Film showcase is part of the festival’s efforts to empower and celebrate women in film – breaking down those barriers by elevating the work of female filmmakers.

2020 Women in Film Showcase

Dir. Catherine Gund

Ahead of the Curve
Dir. Jen Rainin

Dir. Frederike Migom

Coded Bias
Dir. Shalini Kantayya

Coming Clean
Dir. Ondi Timoner

Dir. Marnie Ellen Hertzler

Dark City: Beneath The Beat
Dir. TT The Artist

Down a Dark Stairwell
Dir. Ursula Liang

Farewell Amor
Dir. Ekwa Msangi

Finding Yingying
Dir. Jiayan “Jenny” Shi

Golden Arm
Dir. Maureen Bharoocha

Growing Up Milwaukee
Dir. Tyshun Wardlaw

I Used to Go Here
Dir. Kris Rey

Identifying Features
Dir. Fernanda Valadez

Dir. Zoé Wittock

Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story
Dir. Posy Dixon

Dir. Myriam Verreault

La Mami
Dir. Laura Herrero Garvin

Dir. Cecilia Aldarondo

Made in Bangladesh
Dir. Rubaiyat Hossain

Marona’s Fantastic Tale
Dir. Anca Damian

Dir. Jo Ardinger

Dir. Kristin Peterson

River City Drumbeat
Dir. Anne Flatté

STAGE: The Culinary Internship
Dir. Abby Ainsworth

Dir. Olivia Peace

Test Pattern
Dir. Shatara Michelle Ford

The Dilemma of Desire
Dir. Maria Finitzo

The Disrupted
Dir. Sarah Colt

The Donut King
Dir. Alice Gu

The Perfect Candidate
Dir. Haifaa Al Mansour

Dir. Ashley O’Shay

Us Kids
Dir. Kim A. Snyder

Welcome to the USA
Dir. Assel Aushakimova

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