Feeling lost since the 2022 Milwaukee Film Festival wrapped earlier this month? Seen Everything Everywhere All At Once three times already and looking for something new at the Oriental Theatre? Then you’re in luck, because this week features not one, but two one-night-only events at the Oriental that will give local film buffs festival flashbacks.
First, a Wednesday-night screening of RRR (Rise Roar Revolt). Set in the 1920s, the Telugu-language film imagines a fictional meeting between two Indian revolutionaries—Komaram Bheem and Alluri Sitarama Raju—and turns it into an over-the-top, crowd-pleasing action-adventure blockbuster. Made on a budget of US$72 million, it’s currently the most expensive Indian film ever made, and it’s the kind of flick that practically demands to be seen on the big screen. When you’ve had your fill of Top Gun: Maverick, check out this monster of a film. (It’s three hours!)
Tickets for the Wednesday, June 1, 7 p.m. screening are $12, and available HERE.
Then, on Friday night, head back to the Oriental for the in-person world theatrical premiere of Small Town Wisconsin. If you’re in the mood for a bittersweet road movie with oodles of Milwaukee connections, look no further than this one-night-only event. Small Town Wisconsin tells the story of Wayne Stobierski, who, after losing a custody battle, steals his son for one last father-son weekend in the beautiful, cosmopolitan city of…Milwaukee. Filmed in the city with a largely local crew, this red-carpet event will feature appearances from director Niels Mueller (The Assassination Of Richard Nixon), actors David Sullivan (Primer), Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock From The Sun), and Bill Heck (The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs), as well as Executive Producer Alexander Payne (Sideways, Election, About Schmidt).
Tickets for the Friday, June 3, 7:30 p.m. screening and event are $15, and available HERE.
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