Fall is right around the corner which means it’s time for The Milwaukee Film Festival. We are thrilled to be sponsoring the festival for the ninth year in a row, as it is a wonderful mix of culture, art and entertainment over two weeks throughout the local Milwaukee area. The festivities kicked-off on Thursday, September 28th with the opening night film and event.
To see the full lineup of films the Milwaukee Film Festival programs available at all five Neroli locations, but we have the insiders scoop on two films we are sponsoring, ‘Paula’ and ‘Kepler’s Dream’. To purchase tickets online or see the film schedule click here.
PAULA (2016, 123 min, Director: Christian Schwochow)
The versatile Carla Juri (so great in past MFF selections Wetlands and Morris from America) portrays Paula Becker, a provincial German woman who bucked societal trends in the early 1900s to pursue a career in art, embracing her wild emotions while crafting works that would later come to be recognized as exemplars of the Expressionist movement. An empowering period piece espousing feminist ideals in an era that was inhospitable to outspoken women, Paula is a long-overdue tribute to an artist well ahead of her time.
KEPLER’S DREAM (Rated K: For Kids, 2016, 88 min, Director: Amy Glazer)
With her mother in the midst of a battle with leukemia and her father steering clear for reasons of his own, 11-year-old Ella is sent away to spend the summer on the New Mexico ranch of her reclusive grandmother, Violet (Holland Taylor). Though she initially bristles at Violet’s endless rules, she soon makes friends with the friendly farmhand, Miguel, and his kind daughter, Rosie. When an invaluable book disappears from Violet’s collection, Ella must solve the mystery behind its disappearance in order to protect her newfound friends and earn her grandmother’s respect.