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Centerpiece!: The Summer of Sangaile Film Screening
October 21, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$10 - $15
* Has LGBTQ content
* Is LGBTQ hosted
* May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
THE SUMMER OF SANGAILÉ
(Alanté Kavaïté. Lithuania, in Lithuanian with English subtitles, 88min., 2015)
The 30th Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival returns to the Oriental for our Centerpiece screening as we need a venue of such scale to unveil our most visually splendid film.
A movie that literally soars, THE SUMMER OF SANGAILÉ shares a wondrous tale of a 17 year-old girl’s overcoming her crippling doubts to realize her dreams of being a pilot, and the relationship with a more instinctively daring girlfriend that gives her the necessary wings.
17 year-old Sangailé is fascinated by stunt planes. Afraid of heights, she has never dared to even enter a grounded plane’s cockpit. Luckily, one crucial summer, she meets Auste, a girl her own age but upfront, sly, openly curious. If Sangailé only sees impossibilities and dead ends, Auste only sees opportunity. She designs her own clothes, for example, and, like her feathery creations, she is buoyant with possibility.
The relationship of Sangailé and Auste is a delight to encounter, and film, graced with whimsy, visual rhapsodies, and the pleasures of summertime light and fantasy, is a lustrous experience. A swooning portrait of transformative love, and, as winningly, a portrait of dreams risked and dreaming realized.
Lithuanian filmmaker Alanté Kavaïté’s understandably won the BEST DIRECTOR prize in the World Cinema Category at this year’s Sundance Film Festival for her sensitive, playful, and visually spectacular film.
Cream City Foundation
88Nine Radio Milwaukee
$10 Students, Seniors.
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Through Peck School of the Arts Box Office.
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Walk up hours Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 5:30 pm
Tickets also available at UWM Union Cinema Box Office.
The 30th Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival is presented by the Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts.
The Festival is made possible thanks to generous support from Joseph R. Pabst, the Cream City Foundation, Wisconsin Gazette, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, the Greater Milwaukee Foundations’ Eldon E. Murray Fund and Richard Kaul Fund, Bronze Optical, and Jack H. Smith of Shorewest Realtors, and many local businesses, campus and community partners, and individuals.