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Part of the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival, Bending the Arc, by directors Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos, focuses on three remarkable young people, barely out of their teens—Jim Yong Kim, Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl— who came together in a squatter settlement in Haiti. Determined to provide the same world-class level of medical care they would expect for their own families to the Haitians that soon became their friends, they faced obstacles so enormous they weren’t even considered surmountable by the rest of the world.

Ticket Distribution Location & Details:
Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. To pick up a ticket please visit
Center for Leadership, Service and Involvement (CLSI)
Marquette University
Alumni Memorial Union, Room 137
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
One ticket per MUID or adult; available to campus community and general public.
The film is not MPAA rated, please use discretion when selecting films for youths.

CLSI Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Film Screening Location and Times

Monday, October 2nd, 3:30 p.m. Oriental Theatre, 2230 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee
Monday, October 9th, 7:00 p.m. Downer Theatre, 2589 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee

Milwaukee Film Festival suggests that attendees plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to showtime to guarantee a seat. All ticket holders must arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled showtime to guarantee a seat. Beginning 15 minutes before the show, any empty seats will be sold to other patrons.

Additional screening of Bending the Arc is on Friday, Sept. 29, 1:00 p.m. at Times Cinema.


Bending the Arc website



For questions or special needs, contact University Special Events at or 414.288.7431.


Tickets for the film are made possible through a sponsorship by the Office of the President. More information about the 2017 Milwaukee Film Festival is available online.

About the Forum

For academic year 2017-18, Marquette University will engage in a year-long series of events focusing on health equity. Building on last year’s theme “Freedom Dreams Now,” this year will explore health disparities, the social determinants of health, and opportunities for achieving greater equity locally and globally. Engaging students, faculty, staff, and the communities making up greater Milwaukee, Forum events will focus on several dimensions of health equity:

  • Children’s health/social determinants of health
  • Mental health: enduring stigmas and challenges
  • Global health: developing Marquette networks
  • Incarceration and health
  • Milwaukee: accessing healthcare

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This site will be updated throughout the academic year as we add events to our schedule.