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Women in Film: Gender representation is a priority at 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival

Nearly half of the films being screened at the 10th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival are directed by women, a 19% increase in the amount of feature films produced by women in a single year. In 2017, women comprised only 27.73% of feature film directors at the festival and 37.84% of directors overall. The 10th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival showcases 142 films directed by women, out of 304 total films. Of the 136 features, 64 are directed by women (47.05%) and 78 of the 169 short films (46.43%) are directed by women. This exceptional improvement of gender representation was accomplished...

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Milwaukee Pride joins history project to preserve LGBT heritage across Wisconsin

Milwaukee Pride, Inc. recently announced it will take stewardship of the celebrated Wisconsin LGBT History Project, in honor of National LGBT History Month and the approaching WorldPride NYC and Stonewall 50 celebration. The Project, which originated as a PrideFest tent exhibit in 1995, is now the state’s largest digital collection of local LGBT history. Founded by webmaster Don Schwamb in 2001, the History Project website chronicles nearly a century of people, places, events, organizations and celebrations that shaped and defined Wisconsin’s LGBT heritage. “I founded the Project out of my long-term sense of community. I wanted to preserve memories...

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Complete Streets policy unanimously approved by Milwaukee Common Council

By unanimous vote, the City of Milwaukee Common Council will advance a Complete Streets policy that will help make streets safer for people walking, taking transit, biking or driving. Sponsored by ten Alderpersons, the policy was developed by the Department of Public Works in a partnership with residents and community organizations to improve health, safety, and mobility for the people of Milwaukee. These organizations form the Complete Streets Coalition, and are comprised of 16th Street Community Health Centers, Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Northwest Side CDC, Black Girls Do Bike, American Heart Association, and the Wisconsin Bike Fed. The groups...

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Time-Lapse: 28 months of Fiserv Forum construction in 84 seconds

On October 18, the day before the Milwaukee Bucks season home opener against the Indiana Pacers, time-lapse construction video of the Fiserv Forum’s construction was released for public viewing. As Bucks fans headed to the new basketball arena, EarthCam presented a special time-lapse movie that condensed 2 years and 4 months of construction into one minute and twenty-four seconds. The progress documents work from June 2016 to October 2018. Designed by the architecture firm Populous, in association with Eppstein Uhen Architects & HNTB, the 714,000-square-foot venue anchors a developing 27-acre district in downtown Milwaukee. Executives at the Milwaukee Bucks...

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Danceworks brings handcrafted wooden figures to life in historical production

The story of Levi Fisher Ames unfolds in a room in the Madison Veterans Hospital in 1923, but Levi’s memories and fantasies take the audience through his return from the Civil War, his post-war healing, his emergence as an artist, his conflict with his troubled son, his evolution as an entertainer, and finally his fond farewell to his loving wife and his life’s work. Danceworks Artistic Director Dani Kuepper choreographed the dance movements to tell the stories inside Levi’s head, and help them interact with Kym McDaniel‘s video and photography. As a filmmaker and choreographer, McDaniel has collaborated with...

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“Hop-able” Open House showcases Streetcars’s accessibility features

The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, hosted a special “Hop-able” open house on October 10 at the Burns Commons streetcar platform, to provide an opportunity for Milwaukee residents living with disabilities to get a sneak preview of The Hop and the accessibility features of the vehicles. The Hop features ADA-compliant level boarding, priority seating areas, on-board video screens and audio announcements, and accessible stop-request buttons to accommodate passengers of all abilities. Service animals are permitted if they are specially trained to perform work or a task because of the owner’s disability. “The Hop is designed for people...

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