An embarrassing typo in the Milwaukee Film Festival's press materials has transformed the usual fall movie set piece into a nightmare of creepers and people in uncomfortable trench coats.Â
In all of the press materials, the festival's acronym â€“ MFF â€“ has unfortunately gained a few new letters, turning it into MILF. The gigantic mishap has led local weirdos to put on some clothes (or not), emerge from their basements and drive in unprecedented numbers to the Oriental, Downer, Times and Fox Bay Cinemas. The fact that the noted hashtag, #MILF2015, went viral has also drawn creepy crowds in droves.Â
"Oh ... oh dear God ... this is ... horrifying," said artistic and executive director Jonathan Jackson. "That explains why we've had to schedule a full day of screenings for our 35mm print of 'National Lampoon's Vacation.' It sold out in mili-seconds!"
Jackson also noted that the festival's screenings of "The Graduate," "American Pie," "A History of Violence" and even "The Queen" have all sold out as well, with regular festival attendees noting that they've seen tents and sleeping bags set up outside theaters awaiting those particular screenings.
"I didn't think the Freudian stuff going on in 'Back to the Future' couldn't get any weirder ... but I was wrong," said long-time Milwaukee Film Festival fan Leslie Neeley with a shiver. "Last night's screening was ... unsettling, and it doesn't help the Oriental's main auditorium is so big and so dark in the corners."
Neeley added that she instantly regretted bringing her children â€“ who had never seen "Back to the Future" before â€“ along to the screening.
"I haven't seen that many grown men surrounded by children and uncomfortably excited for a movie since 'My Little Pony,'" Neeley remarked. "But I gotta admit, after I understood what was going on, I kinda wished I hadn't worn my mom jeans. Mr. Neely hasn't been in the mood for months."
Jackson noted that, unfortunately, the crowds of creepy dudes at the Milwaukee F…Read more...