2018 gleff Program 

*No print program. 

 Save the trees!

 
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
ROOM 100, Marquette Hall
1217 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 
ALL FILMS ARE FREE and open to the public!
PARKING IS BEST ON THE STREET
or
AT THE PARKING GARAGE: 1240 W. Wells Street ($10 charge)
 
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Killing Games
Dir. Camilla Fox
10 mins
Screening: Weds 11/7
7:00 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 100
1217 W. Wisconsin Ave, MKE

On any given weekend, some of America’s most iconic wild animals are massacred in wildlife killing contests. Bloodied bodies are weighed and stacked like cords of wood, and prizes are awarded to the “hunters” who kill the largest or the most of a targeted species. In KILLING GAMES, a groundbreaking exposé, actor, conservationist and Project Coyote Advisory Board Member Peter Coyote — with environmentalists, ranchers, public officials and Native Americans — brings these shadowy contests to light and speaks out against this hidden war on wildlife.

Learn more at: http://www.projectcoyote.org 

 

Dr. Adrian Treves– founder and director of the University of Wisconsin, Madison's, Carnivore Coexistence Lab and film subject will lead a discussion and Q&A session after the film.

Professor Joe Brown, one of the camera operators on the film, will also answer questions. 

 

 

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Who Are You?
Dir. Carolyn Lewis
4 mins
Screening: Weds 11/7
7:00 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 100
1217 W. Wisconsin Ave, MKE

  

This dramatic, neo-romantic, found footage film contains commentary on humans in relation to animals and the planet that they are destroying. WHOAREYOU? urges us to reframe our questions to be more curious and kind towards non-human life in substitution for narcissistic reflection. WHOAREYOU? draws from multiple NOVA television series episodes, the 1954 animated Animal Farm film, TIME satellite footage and various YouTube wildlife videos. The ending leaves us with a jarring, simple question that only we, the human race, can answer. 

Carolyn Lewis– filmmaker and Marquette University student, will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film. 

 

 

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Young of the Year
Dir. Kris Holodak
13 mins
Screening: Weds 11/7
7:00 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 100
1217 W. Wisconsin Ave, MKE

A new wild life documentary about the roseate tern. Unlike the common tern, which are indeed common, roseates have been on the endangered species list since 1987. This has led to decades of research. Here’s what we know: among breeding adults the mortality rate is almost constant. With a few exceptions, at the major nesting sites the birth rates also have remained more or less consistently high. And yet the population is declining. Somewhere between hatching and returning to breed three years later, the terns are dying in disproportionate numbers. This documentary will follow the first summer of life for a cohort of terns as they prepare for their first long migration from the coast of Massachusetts to the to the beaches of Brazil. 

 

https://heronmedia.wordpress.com  

Professor and filmmaker Kris Holodak will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film. 

 

 

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Hall of Fishes
Dir. Jennifer Boles
10 mins
Screening: Weds 11/7
7:00 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 100
1217 W. Wisconsin Ave, MKE

HALL OF FISHES uses a series of 16mm expedition films from the 1920s to explore the connections between the history of capitalism, scientific knowledge, visual technologies, and environmental destruction.

Archival films courtesy of the Chicago Field Museum Moving Image Archive

https://www.jenboles.net/ 

 

Filmmaker Jennifer Boles will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film. 

City Swim
Feedback Screening
Dir. Joe Brown
15 mins
Screening: Weds 11/7
7:00 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 100
1217 W. Wisconsin Ave, MKE

City Swim is a short documentary that chronicles the first open river swim in the Milwaukee River in 75+ years! The film tells the story of the river's renewal and the swimmers who were brave enough to swim 1.5 miles in water that some claim is polluted.  

This film is being shown as a rough cut for feedback purposes. The film is in the final stages of the edit and audience feedback is necessary. 

Join us and help shape the direction of the film's final edit!

 

Filmmaker Joe Brown will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film. 

 
Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Varsity Theater, Marquette University
1326 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 
ALL FILMS ARE FREE and open to the public!
 
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Cranberry Lake
Dir. Zoya Baker
17 mins
Screening: Thurs 11/8
7:00 pm screening block
Varsity Theater
1326 W. Wisconsin Ave, MKE

Cranberry Lake is a 17-minute documentary about forest ecology students taking immersive field courses in the Adirondacks. The film explores the connection between experiential learning and environmental stewardship. 

Zoya Baker is an award-winning filmmaker and animator based in New York City. Her work includes films, documentaries, commercials, music videos, and animated television shows. Zoya received a BFA in Film & Television at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and is currently pursuing an MFA at Hunter College Integrated Media Arts program

www.zoyabaker.com

 

Filmmaker Zoya Baker will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film. 

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In The Tallgrass
Dir. Erin Anfinson
4 mins
Screening: Thurs 11/8
7:00 pm screening block
Varsity Theater
1326 W. Wisconsin Ave, MKE

A short animated film about exploring the insect world hidden in an Iowa tallgrass prairie. Created as part of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site’s 2017 Artist-In-Residence program in West Branch, Iowa.

 

http://www.erinanfinson.com​ 

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The Reluctant Radical
Dir. Lindsey Grayzel
77 mins
Screening: Thurs 11/8
7:00 pm screening block
Varsity Theater
1326 W. Wisconsin Ave, MKE
If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary?

THE RELUCTANT RADICAL follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Ken breaks the law as a last resort, to fulfill what he sees as his personal obligation to future generations. After twenty years leading environmental organizations, Ken became increasingly alarmed by both the scientific evidence of climate change and the repercussions for civilization as we know it.

Ken pushed for a crisis level response from inside environmental organizations. Those efforts failed, and he now embraces direct action civil disobedience as the most effective political tool to deal with catastrophic circumstances. 

 

THE RELUCTANT RADICAL follows Ken for a year and a half through a series of direct actions, culminating with his participation in the coordinated action that shut down all the U.S. tar sands oil pipelines on October 11, 2016. The film reveals both the personal costs and also the fulfillment that comes from following one’s moral calling- even if that means breaking the law. Ken Ward has no regrets, and his certainty leaves the audience to consider if he is out of touch with reality, or if it is the rest of society that is delusional for not acting when faced with the unsettling evidence that we are collectively destroying our world.

 

Director Lindsey Grayzel, co-producer Deia Schlosberg and cinematographer Carl Davis were three of four independent filmmakers to be arrested and charged with crimes for filming the activists on October 11, 2016. Their charges have been dropped, and they have joined forces to tell Ken’s story through this film.

Ken Ward & Director Lindsey Grayzel, will participate in a virtual Q&A after the film. 

www.thereluctantradicalmovie.com