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MKE Film Cream City Cinema Preview: Take The Dog

Every year at the Milwaukee Film Festival, local filmmakers have a chance to screen their work in the Cream City Cinema Series.  This year, the series is bigger than ever, including two feature-length fiction films, three feature length documentaries, and dozens of short films.

Our Cream City coverage begins with Take The Dog, a film in the fiction category.

Directed by 23-year-old Carol Brandt and co-director Andrew Tolstedt, the film follows a group of "punkers" on a road trip from Milwaukee to California.  From the film's description:

Tensions flare and bonds are tested as what it means to be a brother, boyfriend, and responsible adult are all put under the microscope before they reach their final destination, with no guarantee these relationships will last until journey’s end.<br><br>

Brandt, a UW-Milwaukee Film School alum, says much of the film was shot on location in less than a month's time, traveling as far as Utah to get the shots needed to tell the story.

Take The Dog screens three times during the Milwaukee Film Festival.

  • Friday, Sept. 25, 9:30 p.m. at the Avalon Theater
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29, 10:15 p.m. at the Oriental Theater
  • Wednesday, Oct. 7, 3:15 p.m. at the Downer Theater

Click the podcast player above to photos to hear Brandt's reaction after being selected for screening in this year's film festival, and check out the trailer for Take The Dog below.



Be sure to check during the festival for more coverage of the Cream City Cinema series, right here in Community Stories.