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MIAD is community partner on Milwaukee Film’s Black Arts & Culture short films

Feb 9, 2021

MKE Film BHMAs part of Milwaukee Film’s nationally renowned Black Lens program, the organization is devoting all of its new public film and event offerings in February to celebrate Black voices and culture for Black History Month programming. MIAD is a community partner for this programming on the short films, Short Program #3: Black Arts and Culture

Short Program #3: Black Arts and Culture features three short films: 

  • “Larry from Gary” (dir. Dan Rybicky) – A dedicated dance teacher continues inspiring his current and former students even after the arts high school in Gary, Indiana, where he’s taught for decades, is shut down by the state.
  • “Swing Man Blues” (dir. Arielle C. Knight) – Genre-bending pianist and establishment rebel Eric Lewis finds himself in a state of recollection as he meditates on his love affair with a temperamental mistress called Jazz. Swing Man Blues is one man’s contemplative journey through sound, driven by the original compositions of this piano virtuoso.
  • “A Million Eyes” (dir. Richard Raymond) – A gifted young photographer, grappling with his mother’s alcoholism, sets out to capture something he loves with the help of a mentor.

Most feature and short films during Milwaukee Film’s Black History Month programming are available throughout February, and events will focus around four weekly themes. Upcoming themes include:

  • STEM Week: Diversity in Tech – Feb. 15-21
  • Cultures, Communities and Politics – Feb. 22-28

Tickets for individual films and short programs are $3.99 ($1.99 for Milwaukee Film Members). Passes to access all Black History Month films are $24.99 ($19.99 for Milwaukee Film Members). Learn more about events and film, or get tickets at