Milwaukee Film Festival 2017 – Day 5: Manifesto, Let It Fall, Birdboy
By Andrea Thompson
I would say the theme of day five of the Milwaukee Film Festival was about justice, but that’s not quite the right word. It’s more about silence, and specifically about the efforts of those who are normally deprived of any voice or say in their lives to be heard, whether they are artists who want to share their work with the world, kids trying to escape the suffocating bleakness of their desolate small town, or black people who are tired of the country they reside in having little regard for their lives. As such, each of the three films I saw represents a cry from very different worlds.