With more than 300 film over 15 days, you’ve got seemingly endless options during the 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival. If you need a little help deciding which films to see, the Cinebuds are here to help! Every day during the festival they’re sharing a daily pick.
Today they’re talking about the movie that every true Milwaukeean needs to see: “Coven.” Originally made in 1997, it’s a film about a cult that was the subject of the classic documentary “American Movie.” This is your chance to finally see the completed movie! It’s screening Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 10:45 p.m. at the Oriental Theatre, and of course director Mark Borchardt will be on site to discuss it.
Stream their quickie episode below, and find the complete 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival daily schedule here.
From the Milwaukee Film Festival website:
“No good deed goes unpunished for Milwaukee native Mark Borchardt, who wrote, directed, and starred as Mike, a writer with severe drug and alcohol problems. Mike finally seeks help in the form of a support group, but soon realizes he’s unwittingly joined a demonic cult. Imagine Midsommar, but with a distinctly Wisconsin setting and black-and-white cinematography that evokes the creepier side of our natural landscapes. This local cult classic will be projected in a 35mm print from the director’s own collection, followed by an extended Q&A.”