For more than 25 years, Milwaukeeans looking for the latest in LGBT and queer cinema have turned to theMilwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, sponsored byUWM’s Peck School of the Arts. In a certain sense, this year offers much of the same: 13 feature films and docs and three categories of shorts from across the LGBT spectrum, spread over four days Oct. 18-21.
But in the years UWM lecturer Carl Bogner has been festival director, there is one change he’s noticed: These films aren’t so simple any more.
“I think LGBT film is really maturing over the last few years,” Bogner said. “Many of these films are confidently, unabashedly LGBT in theme, but they’re not just about that.”
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