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Ben Balcom: News from Nowhere

Oct 8–Feb 28, 2020

The Closet

Ben Balcom is a filmmaker currently living, working, and teaching in Milwaukee, WI. His films investigate the relationship between cinematic artifice and ordinary experiences of everyday life. Balcom has created a movie theater for one to show his newest film, News from Nowhere, which is an exploration of Milwaukee's urban landscape.

His films have been exhibited at the European Media Festival, Media City Film Festival, Anti-Matter Media Arts, Alchemy Film, Ann Arbor Film Festival and Slamdance. His work received the Black Bear Award for Best Use of Sound at the 2016 Athens International Film & Video Festival, and the Niagara Award for Best Cinematography at the 2015 Ann Arbor Film Festival. In 2015 he was selected for a Mary L. Nohl Individual Artist Fellowship.

Balcom currently teaches film production at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee and is the co-founder and co-programmer of Microlights Cinema. Since 2013, Microlights has hosted nearly 50 film and video artists from around the world.

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