Lineup for Milwaukee Film’s Women History Month celebration

MILWAUKEE — March is Women’s History Month and Milwaukee Film is celebrating all month long to honor women behind the camera.

Milwaukee Film will host several movie screenings inspired by the theme “Woman is not a Genre,” featuring films directed by women representing a breadth of genre exploration and genre play. 

“We’ve got something for everyone on screen this month – from romance to the supernatural to musicals, animation, and beyond,” Milwaukee Film said.

The event kicks off Thursday with screenings of “Emily,” directed by Frances O’Connor.

The 2022 documentary “Aftershock” is part of the lineup, with filmmaker Tonya Lewis Lee and subjects in attendance for a post-film conversation. “Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles,” which was recently named the best film of all time by the 2022 Sight & Sound poll, is also being screened.

Here’s the full lineup of films featured this year:

  • “Emily,” directed by Frances O’Connor (2022)

  • “Mississippi Masala,” directed by Mira Nair (1991)

  • “Mamma Mia!”, directed by Phyllida Lloyd (2008)

  • “Whale Rider,” directed by Niki Caro (2002)

  • “Twilight,” directed by Catherine Hardwicke (2008)

  • “Frozen,” directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck (2013)

  • “Aftershock,” directed by Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee (2022)

  • “Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles,” directed by Chantal Akerman (1975)

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