The Milwaukee Film Festival is underway! Click here for all info on the fest. It’s all virtual this year, so no difficult schedules, no waiting in line, no uncomfortable seats! It’s the comfiest festival so far.
And here is a list of events. Every night at 8 p.m. Milwaukee Film will be holding a get together called The Nightcap where we will all get together on our computers and check in and chat with directors, actors and maybe some other surprises too.
And every day, me and Kpolly are highlighting a movie we are watching and one that we think you would like too.
Today’s pick: Martin Eden
Adapted from the 1909 novel by Jack London yet set in an unspecified moment in Italy’s history, “Martin Eden” follows a proletarian man thrust into bourgeois society. Martin ingratiates himself to a wealthy family and becomes romantically involved with their daughter, Elena. She attempts to assimilate Martin into high-class culture (no easy feat). Martin finally gains recognition from the literary elite, but as he gains more influence, he realizes the bourgeoisie isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.