• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
«
»
exhibitions
November 28 - Jan 31

Vanessa German: Defiant Show of Unity

performances
December 13

Performance & Opening Reception: Vanessa German

film & video
December 14

Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

performances
December 20

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
December 22

Community Reading: Midwinter Day

readings & workshops
January 6

Workshop: Verbs as Images/Images as Verbs

special events
January 26 -27

25th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Archived film & video
Nov 4 Friday, November 4
10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more

Join us as we welcome filmmaker Emir Cakaroz, who will screen Revza and excerpts from a work in progress about neighborhood institution, Riverwest Film & Video.

 

Revza

(48 min.)

 

Cakaroz, who lives in the United States, visits his family for ten short days in Turkey after being away for three years. He films his mother's daily activities and talks to her about life and family. While the film focuses on a mother and son’s relationship, it investigates the long-term effects of the immigration of filmmaker’s family from Bulgaria to Turkey, and the life of a widow in a patriarchal culture

 

 

Riverwest Film & Video (Working Title)

(excerpts, 15-20 min.)

 

This documentary is about Riverwest Film & Video, which rents out DVDs and sells film equipment. It also hosts a neighborhood radio station which is open to anyone who wants to have a program. The documentary examines the regulars of the store and the radio programmers and their relationships with the place. The film is also an investigation of a space in which the public and the private merge.     

 


Emir Cakaroz is a Turkish documentary filmmaker who lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his BA and MA degrees in Cinema and Television, at Anadolu University, in Turkey. He also holds an MFA degree from the Film Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His award-winning films have screened all around the world, including the International Golden Orange Film Festival in Turkey and Short Film Corner in Cannes Film Festival in France. Emir's most recent documentary films are based on observation and direct interaction with his subjects. He believes that documentary films are not just a platform for a filmmaker's observations; it is an arena where the filmmaker and the subjects come together, communicate and negotiate. Emir teaches documentary filmmaking at the Film Department of UW- Milwaukee and Lake Forest College.