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Local Lives, National Voices – Part One: Filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein

Date(s) - Sunday, September 18th
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee for an engaging four-part series highlighting and celebrating individuals with local roots making an impact in a diverse range of artistic arenas on a national level.

Brad will speak about several film projects as well as his recent production featured in the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival, There are Jews Here, that details the story of America’s disappearing Jewish communities.

Brad Lichtenstein is an award-winning filmmaker & president of 371 Productions.  He’s won two Duponts: one for the recent Al Jazeera America series Hard Earned (produced by Kartemquin Films) and another for his 2001 film Ghosts of Attica (produced with Lumiere Productions).

His first virtual reality film, Across the Line, about accessing abortion amid hostile protests, premiered at Sundance in 2016. His 2012 movie As Goes Janesville (PBS/Independent Lens) was nominated for a News & Doc Emmy. Penelope, his film about a nursing home that performs the Odyssey from Penelope’s point of view, aired on PBS in 2015. 371’s Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff, premiered in June 2014 on Al Jazeera America’s Fault Lines and streams on Al Jazeera English.

His work is supported by Bader Philanthropies, Blue Mountain Center, Creative Capital, the Fetzer Institute, The Forward Fund, ITVS, the Ford, HKH, MacArthur, Nathan Cummings, Retirement Research & Tides Foundations, as well as the  IDA and Mary L. Nohl Fellowship. Brad is the founder of docUWM, a documentary program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Offered in connection with the exhibit, Once & Again: Still Lifes by Beth Lipman, on display from September 14, 2016 – January 8, 2017.

Members free | Public free with admissions

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