Our pick for October 19: “Zero Weeks”
Synopsis: Despite our country’s insistence on putting family first, America is the only developed country in the world without government-mandated paid leave. Meaning that despite our status as one of the richest nations, a pregnancy, injury or sudden illness of an aging parent can send us spiraling into poverty. Combining heart-rending stories with thought-provoking interviews (including Milwaukee’s own Ellen Bravo!), “Zero Weeks” makes the argument that it actually costs America more to keep doing nothing than to work toward substantive change in how we support our citizens.
See it at the Oriental Theatre on Friday, October 19 at 6 p.m. or at these additional showings during the fest.
During the fest, Milwaukee Film’s Kpolly and I will be doing a Cinebuds Milwaukee Film Festival pick of the day. Each day we’ll pick a film that you should see on the next day, so you’ll have plenty of time to plan.
Listen to our conversation and read more below to find out more about the film we’re choosing for October 19.