Milwaukee Film Festival 2010

27 Sep

Last night I had the pleasure of attending “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” at the Milwaukee Film Festival with Matthew Katte M.D.  I tried to dig up some info on the history of the festival, but alas, the festival’s  Wikipedia page is nonexistant and I see no relevant information on the festival’s official website. So boo to that.

I can tell you that the festival runs from September 23-October 3, and that there are still plenty of great little films to catch (the schedule listed 78 feature films and 95 short films total). If you’re lucky, your film of choice will be showing at the Oriental on Farwell, which is by far my favorite theater to see a movie in…

“It’s Kind of a Funny Story” was directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and stars “The Hangover” funny man Zach Galfin… Galifunian… Galifianakis, Keir Gilchrist (from “United States of Tara”, which I’ve never seen) and Emma Roberts (Julia Roberts’ niece and star of epic American film classics such as Hotel for Dogs).  “It’s” is about Craig, a depressed teenager (Gilchrist) who admits himself to an adult psychiatric ward after life’s daily grind takes its toll and he can’t handle the pressure anymore. He ends up befriending one of the ward’s longtime patients, Bobby(Galifianakis), and falling for a fellow teen patient, Noelle (Roberts).  I really enjoyed the film, which I’d describe as the love child of “The Breakfast Club” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” with the pacing (and awesome animated sequences!) of 500 Days of Summer. So yeah if you like any of those things, see this movie!

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