News & Events

Who Tells Your Story

DATE: 10/20/2019 | TIME: 2 pm - 3 pm

As the global film industry reassesses whose stories have historically been shared and collectively grapples with systemic change, this panel of filmmakers discuss their work, the role of creatives in shifting culture, and what’s at stake in which stories are told and who tells them.

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Milwaukee Film Festival 2019 - Filmmaker Services
Presented by the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance
Sponsored by Nō Studios
Event is free and open to the public

Drinks and snacks available for purchase with credit or debit card at the bar (no cash)

Nō Studios Gallery | 1st Floor

1037 W McKinley Ave. Milwaukee, WI

Public parking is available at the Brewery Parking Garage at 1213 N 9th Street
 

Introducing the Mohamed Amin Courage in Filmmaking Award

DATE: 10/22/2019 | TIME: 6pm-8pm

Following a screening of The Sound Man (MFF2015), join us for a discussion around the inspirations behind one of our new awards and the importance of courage in filmmaking.

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Milwaukee Film Festival 2019 - Filmmaker Services
Presented by the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance
Sponsored by Nō Studios
Event is free and open to the public.
Registration strongly encouraged. Space is limited.

Drinks and snacks available for purchase with credit or debit card at the bar (no cash)

Nō Studios Screening Room | 1st Floor

1037 W McKinley Ave. Milwaukee, WI

Public parking is available at the Brewery Parking Garage at 1213 N 9th Street
 

Scabs & Scars Book Signing

DATE: 10/29/2019 | TIME: 8:30pm-11pm

Come meet the author (Alea Cross) and Illustrator (Stephen Wetter) of Scabs and Scars; a culmination of lists, prayers, and poems; as they talk through the design and literary process. Need some space to do a heart and life check?! Join Alea as she reads her uncomfortable truths and welcomes a dialogue about working through life's challenges through storytelling, animated shorts, art, and an Open Mic. Books are available for purchase and signing.

Free Admission

Drinks and snacks available for purchase with credit or debit card at the bar (no cash)

No Studios Gallery | 1st Floor

1037 W McKinley Ave. Milwaukee, WI

Public parking is available at the Brewery Parking Garage at 1213 N 9th Street
 

Frances Pitt Speaks, LLC, Launch Party

DATE: 11/01/2019 | TIME: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Spend an enjoyable evening with Frances Pitt and Friends!
This is Your Invitation to The Frances Pitt Speaks, LLC, Launch Party

November 1st – 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the beautiful No Studios

Address: 1037 West McKinley Street.

Join Frances Pitt Speaks on a journey of excitement that will assist you in developing a
“mindset of new possibilities” that will quickly move thoughts into reality, and business
concepts into action steps, and increase productivity and income.

Frances will show you how to transform thoughts into experience and outcomes.

Who Should Attend? Individuals and young entrepreneurs seeking to unlock their own
zone of possibilities, regardless of circumstance.

To transform your thoughts and change your world.

Frances Pitt will help you achieve success, starting from a different place in your mind...
and go where you’ve not been before.

Enjoy and discover the value of “The Oath of Manifestations” and how you can achieve a
new mindset by using this method.

Free for No Studios members
$10 General Admission

Drinks and snacks available for purchase with credit or debit card at the bar (no cash)

No Studios Gallery | 1st Floor

1037 W McKinley Ave. Milwaukee, WI

Public parking is available at the Brewery Parking Garage at 1213 N 9th Street
 

The Social Justice Summit Opening Reception

DATE: 11/15/2019 | TIME: 5pm-9pm

"Our desire for the SJS is to help people build networks, to encourage ongoing conversations, expand the circle of people who want to identify social issues, and match them with people who are skilled in solving those problems."
- John Ridley

Join our Opening Reception and Presentation, surrounding the topic, ART AS A CHANGE AGENT: HEALING FROM TRAUMA, featuring Jane Ekayu of Children of Peace, Uganda.

5:30 - 7:00 pm Reception
7:00 - 7:30 pm Opening remarks by John Ridley and Marc Levine, Professor Emeritus of History, Economics and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

7:30 - 9:00 pm Video and presentation by Jane Ekayu followed by a panel discussion with Jane Ekayu, four of her students and a representative from the Milwaukee Black Cilnicians.

No Studios
1037 W. McKinley Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53025
More information can be found at nostudios.com/sjs

Cover photo from Children of Peace, Uganda.
 

The Social Justice Summit: Lived Experience of Disenfranchisement

DATE: 11/16/2019 | TIME: 9am-4pm

"Our desire for the SJS is to help people build networks, to encourage ongoing conversations, expand the circle of people who want to identify social issues, and match them with people who are skilled in solving those problems."
- John Ridley

Join No Studios for the second day of The Social Justice Summit, focusing on topics surrounding the lived experience of disenfranchisement.

Hosted at Marquette University in the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU) Ballroom.

Registrants have the option to purchase a ticket for the full day of events, or specific sessions. The Morning session (9 am - noon) will include talks about Criminal Justice Reform: Reimagining Solutions, and Human Trafficking: Hidden in Plain Sight.

The morning session will be followed by a networking lunch.

The Afternoon session (1 pm - 4 pm) includes the topics of Fair Housing: Crossing Invisible Lines, and Art as a Change Agent: Protest and Rejuvenation.

More information can be found at nostudios.com/sjs

Pictured are Milwaukee civil rights demonstrators protesting police actions in Selma, Alabama on March 13, 1965. About 2,500 people marched from the headquarters of CORE to the Milwaukee County Courthouse. Image courtesy of the UWM March on Milwaukee, Civil Rights Project.
 

MFAvorites December Screening - "Orlando"

DATE: 12/04/2019 | TIME: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In collaboration with No Studios, the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance (MFA) hosts a monthly MFAvorites series where we screen the films that inspired us to become filmmakers and follow it with a conversation around its effect on our work.

For December, Maeve Jackson will talk about "Orlando" (1992), directed by Sally Potter, and its effect on her filmmaking style and sensibility.

Synopsis:
"In 1600, nobleman Orlando (Tilda Swinton) inherits his parents' house, thanks to Queen Elizabeth I (Quentin Crisp), who commands the young man to never change. After a disastrous affair with Russian princess Sasha (Charlotte Valandrey), Orlando looks for solace in the arts before being appointed ambassador to Constantinople in 1700, where war is raging. One morning, Orlando is shocked to wake up as a woman and returns home, struggling as a female to retain her property as the centuries roll by."

Free for No Studios and MFA members
$10 General Admission

Drinks and snacks available for purchase with credit or debit card at the bar (no cash)

No Studios Screening Room | 1st Floor

1037 W McKinley Ave. Milwaukee, WI

Public parking is available at the Brewery Parking Garage at 1213 N 9th Street