beyond the black rainbow

Milwaukee Film Festival's Cinema Hooligante

What did I learn over the course of the Milwaukee Film Festival’s Cinema Hooligante Program? Five things specifically:

1: I love living in a city that gives a shit about fucked up, unlovable, and/or unsung movies.
2: The creepiness of spiders is inversely proportionate to their size.
3: Those whacky Danes make me blush.
4: Inbred mutant plots are still (thankfully) going strong in quality movies.
5: Claymation is probably the only thing that can still bring me close to reintroducing my beer to the world. (Other than peeing. But then it’s urine and not beer. Right? Right.)

Milwaukee Film Festival: Cinema Hooligante

The Milwaukee Film Festival is celebrating its 3rd year with a new extended run beginning Thursday, September 27th and concluding on Thursday, October 11th. The festival will screen over 200 films from all over the globe in venues including the legendary Oriental Theatre, the Downer Theatre, and the Fox-Bay Cinema Grill. Panels, a keynote address by film critic J. Hoberman, live music performances, and post screening conversations are but a taste of what the fest has to offer.

Beyond the Black Rainbow (REVIEW)

"Beyond the Black Rainbow" is a film that defies criticism. It's mercurial, only threatening on occasion to amass into something solid, something that can be quantified and critiqued. In fact, I'd be inclined to call it nonsense, if it weren't for the fact that it's so damn beautiful.

Described as a "Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons", "Beyond the Black Rainbow" centers on The Arboria institute, where creepy Dr. Nyle keeps a young girl captive in an all white room, cut off from the rest of the world.

Trailers: "Beyond the Black Rainbow", so retro it hurts

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