Press Releases

Community Cinema Nov. 8

October 23, 2007

Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita will be the next preview in the MPTV Community Cinema series at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.
The new monthly series, sponsored by Milwaukee Public Television, is free and open to the public.

The documentary tells the story of Dr. Jack Kessler, a prominent neurologist, who shifts his diabetes research to stem cell research when his daughter is paralyzed from the waist down. The program, part of public television's Independent Lens series, will be broadcast on MPTV-10 later in the year.

The film also will be shown Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Theater. The presentation is part of a UWM class in documentary filmmaking, but also will be free and open to the general public.

Another Community Cinema presentation, An Unreasonable Man, is scheduled for Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. This program takes an unsparing look at Ralph Nader, one of the most important and controversial political figures of recent times.

MPTV Community Cinema is one of a number of new services, special events and local programs commemorating Milwaukee Public Television's 50th anniversary. Since its inception, MPTV has educated, entertained and inspired. Today, viewers enjoy a broad choice of quality programs on MPTV-10, MPTV-36, MPTV-HD and an array of digital services. MPTV is a viewer-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College.