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Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival
Milwaukee, WI-The Twisted Dreams Film Festival has announced two new festival panels, “Politics In Horror” and “Women In Horror.”
Politics In Horror” will occur Apr. 14 at 2 pm, and will consist of Ross Bigley, an award-winning filmmaker and founder of the Milwaukee Short Film Festival, David Luhrssen, an author and managing editor of the Shepherd Express, and Jason Thorton, a local filmmaker and author who will screen a clip of his new film “Cactus Jack" at the panel. More information about the film can be found here. The panel will be moderated by Michael Viers, a local filmmaker and podcaster who's previously had films at the TDFF.
“Women In Horror” will occur Apr. 15 at 2 pm, and will include Susan Kerns, a filmmaker, writer, and professor at Columbia College in Chicago, Wendy Keeling, an actor, artist, and filmmaker based in Nashville who will have a film in this year's festival, and Theda de Sade, a dancer, model, actress, and playwright who founded Glamour Junkies, a neo-burlesque troupe. She is also one of the feature film judges and was the hostess of the Twisted Dreams Masquerade Ball last October. The panel will be moderated by Josephine Yanasak-Leszczynski, a writer and critic.
The Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival will occur at the Times Cinema at 5906 W. Vliet St. from April 13-15. More information can be found at http://www.twisteddreamsff.com/.
About Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival With surrounding cities like Madison, Chicago and Oshkosh hosting their own festivals dedicated to horror, co-directors Christopher House and Stephen Milek decided it was time Milwaukee had one to call its own. Thus, the Twisted Dream Film Festival was born in all its bloody glory. The TDFF is dedicated to
Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival Presented by Precision Color Graphics Announces New Events, Schedule, and Sale of Passes!
Along with all the spirits and spooks enjoyed in previous years, Twisted Dreams has new events to look forward to this April!
This year we are presenting Spook Show! It will feature the band, The Fiendish Phantoms, and a master of the vaudevillian circus sideshow, Sanjula, known for his bizarre sideshow performances. Along with these acts will be a block of short films- the craziest, and the most bizarre and disturbing films from around the world, including:
Twisted Dreams is also presenting panel discussions with panelists to be announced soon.
The first panel is Politics in Horror- a discussion of the history of horror films and how they reflect politics of their time, and also talk about how current politics might reflect future horror films.
The second panel is Women in Horror. This panel will discuss how women have been portrayed in horror films as well as the increase in women horror film directors.
Twisted Dream Film Festival Schedule:
Friday, April 13, 2018
7 pm - Twisted Wisconsin Shorts - 86 minutes
9:30 pm - Opening Night Party Featuring Glamour Junkies Burlesque and H1Z1
11 pm - Bong of the Living Dead - Dir. Max Groah - 81 minutes
Saturday, April 14, 2018
12 pm - Ashface - Dir. Ricardo Tenorio - 103 minutes
2 pm - PANEL DISCUSSION -Politics in Horror - 45 minutes
3:15 pm - Twisted Reality Short Block - 103 minutes
5:30 pm - The Moose Head Over the Mantel -Dir. Rebecca Comtois, Bryan Enk, Matt Gray, Jessi Gotta, Shannon K. Hall, and Jane Rose - 88 minutes
8 pm - The Slashening - Dir. Brandon Bassham - 82 minutes
10:30 pm - Twisted Dreams Spook Show - 240 minutes
Sunday, April 15, 2018
12 pm - Twisted Tales from Females - 99 minutes
2 pm - PANEL DISCUSSION- Women in Horror - 45 minutes
3:15 pm - The Nursery - Dir. Jay Sapiro and Chris Micklos - 83 minutes
5:15 pm - Twisted Terror Short Block - 84 minutes
7:15 pm - Interstellar Civil War (North American Premiere) - Dir. Albert Pyun -102 minutes
Your Pass Options for This Event Includes: http://www.shepherdtickets.com/events/52293612/milwaukee-twisted-dreams-film-festival
The Nightmare Pass gets you into every screening at the festival starting Friday, April 13 –Sunday, April 15. Includes panels, opening night party, and spook show.
$86.21 with fees
The Insomnia Pass gets you into every screening at the festival on Saturday, April 14. Includes the panel discussion and the spook show.
$43.73 with fees
The Daydream Pass
The Daydream Pass gets you into every screening at the festival on Sunday, April 15. Including the panel discussion.
$33.11 with fees
Tickets for individual screenings will be on sale soon and will be $10/screening
A purchased ticket to any screening will be required for the opening night party.
For press and media questions please contact Communications Director Tom Klein