Our youngest chapter, the Milwaukee Cinema Club (originally called the Key Sunday Cinema Club) has operated since January 2007. We meet for two seasons out of the year (winter/spring and fall) at the historic Oriental Theatre for stimulating sneak previews and discussions moderated by UWM Professors Patrice Petro and Gilberto Blasini. Join today to become part of Milwaukee's rich film history!
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We are the co-moderators of The Cinema Club in Milwaukee. Ours is a relatively new club, which meets at the historic Oriental Theatre on Milwaukee's East Side. We especially enjoy the club because it gives us the opportunity to see diverse and timely films that otherwise wouldn't make it to Milwaukee. More than this, we have relearned what we, as film educators, already knew from our academic training; namely, that the best film experience takes place in the darkness of the theater, projected on a large screen, in the company of a large audience. Our discussions are always lively and our club members are a diverse and engaging group of cinephiles. If you're in Milwaukee or nearby, please join us this coming fall for yet another spectacular season!Sincerely,
Patrice & Gilberto
Co-Moderator Patrice Petro
Patrice Petro is Professor of Cinema & Media Studies, and English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she also serves as senior international officer for the campus. As Director of the Center for International Education at UWM, she also is faculty director of the campus-wide Global Studies Program, which offers an innovative undergraduate degree which focuses on major issues in globalization (including film studies, new media, and world cinema). She is the author and editor of six books, including, among other titles, Joyless Streets: Women and Melodramatic Representation in Weimar Germany, Aftershocks of the New: Feminism and Film History, Global Cities: Cinema, Architecture, and Urbanism in a Digital Age, and Rethinking Global Security: Media, Popular Culture, and the War on Terror. She is President of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS). Founded in 1959, SCMS is a professional organization of college and university educators, filmmakers, historians, critics, scholars, and others devoted to the study of the moving image. As the largest and most prestigious scholarly association in the nation devoted to film and media study, the SCMS is dedicated to strengthening the ties between the academic community and those who interact with it, from the media industry to the government to the public at large; and to promoting the preservation of our film, television, video, and other media heritage.
Co-Moderator Gilberto Blasini
Gilberto M. Blasini is Associate Professor of Cinema & Media Studies, and English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he currently serves as Director of the Cinema and Media Studies Program. He holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master's and Doctorate in Critical Studies in Film and Television from the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Blasini is also faculty advisor to the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UWM. He has written and taught extensively on post-1967 U.S. cinema, Latin American and Caribbean cinema and culture, U.S. television, discourses of race, gender and sexuality, and Puerto Rican performance art and contemporary dance.
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When?Remaining Fall 2013 Dates:
Dec. 15 and Jan 5, 2014
All shows are on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m.)
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