Sept. 22--A film described as a "riotous comedy that has taken its native Germany by storm" is the opening-night film of the Milwaukee Film Festival on Thursday.
The U.S. premiere of the German comedy "Break Up Man (Schlussmacher)," about a man who works for an agency that will end your relationship for you, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at the Oriental Theatre, 2230 N. Farwell Ave.
It will be followed at 8:30 p.m. by the opening-night party at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive.
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, featured in the documentary "Brothers Hypnotic," will perform at the party.
Opening-night film tickets are $20 for the public, $17 for members; party tickets are $35 and $25. Admission to both the film and party is $50 and $40. Admission to other films is $10, with member, senior and children discounts.
During the festival's 15 days, films will be shown at the Oriental; the Downer Theatre, 2589 N. Downer Ave., and the Fox-Bay Cinema Grill, 334 E. Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay. The festival runs through Oct. 10.
A film schedule is available at the Milwaukee Film Festival website. Tickets are available at theater box offices and the festival website. The Journal Sentinel is a presenting sponsor of the festival.
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