The 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, runs September 24 – October 8, 2015 at the Landmark Oriental Theatre, Landmark Downer Theatre, Fox-Bay Cinema Grill, Times Cinema and Avalon Theater.
This year’s festival will screen a total of 303 films (27 more than in 2014) – 118 features and 185 shorts – from 50 different countries. The Documentary Festival Favorites and Worldviews programs feature forty of the most acclaimed films on the festival circuit today.
Festival tickets are now available online, by phone, and at all five Milwaukee Film Festival Box Offices.
As a seven-year community partner, Milwaukee Pride is proud to present The Farewell Party as our 2015 featured film.
The Farewell Party, a provocative dramedy and proven festival circuit hit, tells the story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home bands together to help their terminally ill friend end life on his own terms. When word leaks out among their peers about their unique approach, the crew is thrown into an ethical crisis that only becomes greater when one of its members chooses the approach for themselves.
Witty and affecting, heartbreaking and heartwarming, The Farewell Party tackles its controversial subject matter with good humor, heart and soul, affording its senior characters dignity and honesty rarely seen in cinema. The Farewell Party also confronts myths and confirms realities about the lives of LGBT+ elders.
As bold as it is bittersweet, as fearless as it is formidable, The Farewell Party is certain to spark challenging conversations — and forever change your understanding of senior lives.
Get tickets now! View show times, dates and locations:
- Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 9:45 P.M at Oriental Theater
- Thursday, Oct. 1 at 4:15 P.M. at Avalon Theater
- Sunday, Oct. 4 at 1:30 P.M. at Times Cinema
- Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 4:15 P.M. at Fox Bay Cinema
About Milwaukee Film
Film can entertain, educate, and empower. It can bring change on levels both intimate and epic. And it’s at its best as a communal viewing experience, with the best possible sound and projection. As a non-profit cultural institution, Milwaukee Film’s mission is to communicate all of this to the city that we love, in a way that is both true and unique to Milwaukee.