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The Film Girl Film Festival will take place for the fourth year Nov. 8-10 at the Underground Collaborative at 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue underneath the Grand Avenue Mall. Afterwards, there will be an opening night party at No Studios at 1037 West McKinley Avenue.
Opening night kicks off at 7pm Nov. 8 with the short film “A Thousand Needles,” which blends interviews and artistic visuals to discuss the reality of living with reproductive health issues such as uterine fibroids and endometriosis. It will be followed by the feature documentary, “The Unlikely Story of the Lesbians of First Friday,” which tells the story of a group of lesbians who lived in Roanoke, Virginia in the 80s who not only created a community of safe spaces, but threw a number of fantastic events. Director Kathryn L. Beranich, who was born and raised in Milwaukee, will be present for a Q&A following the screening.
The opening night party will take place afterwards at No Studios from 9pm-11:30pm. There will be free pizza provided by Pizza Shuttle. Other snacks and drinks will be available for purchase with credit or debit at the bar. More information can be found on filmgirlfilm.com or at https://www.eventbrite.com/
About Film Girl Film Festival
The Milwaukee Women’s Film Festival was founded by film critic Andrea Thompson. She became inspired when people in the local film community and Hollywood insiders alike started having in-depth discussions of the obstacles and disparate treatment women in the industry continue to endure. As the festival grew, Andrea decided to rename it the Film Girl Film Festival to foster partnerships across the worldwide community while featuring and supporting the Milwaukee arts scene.