Day 8 of Milwaukee Film Fest was a good day to take in the superior documentaries that the fest had to offer. If you didn’t go take a look at what you missed and what to keep an eye out for.
How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?: Norman Foster, a famed architect, is the subject of this eye catching documentary. Foster created some of the most amazing buildings and bridges in the world. His firm is now working on creating an energy neutral city. You will wonder at his creations and marvel at his interesting his life but the narration might put you to sleep. Can someone tell me why Bono is featured in a brief interview? Very good doc that audiences seemed to love. Rating: 4 of 5.
Saturday, October 1st 4:45PM Ridge Cinema
Website for the film: http://www.mrfostermovie.com
Wish Me Away: Chely Wright has my vote as one of the bravest women in America. Wright, a popular country singer, tempts backlash from the industry that made her a star by coming out as a lesbian. Through interviews with Wright, her father, and family we learn about her struggles to come out in an industry that prizes itself on traditional values. After all, as noted in the doc, this is the industry that turned it’s back on The Dixie Chicks for critizing former Pres. Bush. We see Chely as she prepares to release her book Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer and preparing the media gauntlet of morning shows, tabloids, and country music stations set to grill her on her new persona as the first out country music star. Rating: 5 of 5.
Saturday, October 1st 9:45PM Oriental Theatre
Website for the film: http://www.wishmeawaydoc.com
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