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MPTV Community Cinema Presents Chosen Towns

September 8, 2008

Chosen Towns: The Jewish Experience in Wisconsin's Small Communities will be the first presentation in the MPTV Community Cinema series' new season at Discovery World--Innovation Theatre, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, Thursday, September 18. The film begins at 7 p.m., followed by a discussion with Andrew Muchin, Director of the Wisconsin Small Jewish Communities History project and filmmakers. The monthly series, sponsored by Milwaukee Public Television, is free and open to the public.

Jews have been a part of more than 300 communities across the state of Wisconsin. Chosen Towns tells their story through the voices of nine Jewish families spanning the breadth of the state and 150 years. This documentary explores the age-old tension between identity and assimilation by putting the viewers in the shoes of Wisconsin's Jews.

MPTV Community Cinema is a monthly film screening series showcasing selected documentaries from the award-winning PBS series, Independent Lens and local documentary features produced by Milwaukee Public Television or docUWM.

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.

For more information, contact Darlyne Haertlein at (414) 297-7518.