2021 MILWAUKEE FILM FEST

mama.film is co-presenting two mission-aligned films for the 2021 Milwaukee Film Festival. Use promotion code MFF21MAMA at checkout for a discounted $6 ticket: MAMA GLORIA and ANATOMY OF WINGS Available through May 20th!

ANATOMY OF WINGS

Black Lens / Documentary Festival Favorites
Run Time: 84 minutes
Directed by Nikiea Redmond & Kirsten D’Andrea Hollander

This documentary chronicles the 12-year journey of a program in Baltimore who meets regularly for a video production class. An opportunity for the girls in the community to use media technology to document their lives and surroundings ultimately leads to learning the lessons of collaboration and unity to address issues of racial justice, gender identity, educational access, and socioeconomic inequality.

MAMA GLORIA

Black Lens / GenreQueer
Run Time: 84 minutes
Directed by Nikiea Redmond & Kirsten D’Andrea Hollander

Luchina Fisher’s documentary is an empathic and engaging portrait of Gloria Allen. Once a mainstay in the drag ball culture on Chicago’s South Side in the 1960s, Gloria would persevere through traumatic violence to emerge as a leader and matriarch in her community that gives unconditional love. Her creation of a charm school for young transgender people would inspire a hit play, CHARM, chronicling her journey as a Black, septuagenarian, trans icon and elder.