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Mack Bates
Moviegoer Writer


At the ripe age of 12, award-winning writer and aspiring filmmaker Mack Bates announced that he wanted to be “the black Peter Jennings.” This followed his earlier desire to be an astronaut and a cowboy. He’s sat through SpaceCamp more times than he cares to share, and thanks to his tenure as a boy scout, has lassoed a steer or two. Journalism indeed beckoned, and Mack has written for a variety of publications and outlets since high school.
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Aisle Seat Musings
Looking back at the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival.
Mack Bates  | Moviegoers  | Posted: 10/16/2014
MFF2014 Closing Night Film
Th-th-th-that's all folks! Until next year's festival that is.
Mack Bates  | Moviegoers  | Posted: 10/9/2014
The Black, the Bold, and the Beautifully Versatile
A conversation with modern-day Renaissance man Robert Townsend, the chief creative and financial force behind the now-classic entertainment industry satire, “Hollywood Shuffle” (1987).
Mack Bates  | Moviegoers  | Posted: 10/3/2014
Coping Mechanisms and Everyday Life
A candid conversation with 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival honoree and Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Debra Granik.
Mack Bates  | Moviegoers  | Posted: 9/25/2014
Moviegoers Unite: MFF2014 kicks off with "1971"
The 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival (MFF2014, for short) is upon us!
Mack Bates  | Moviegoers  | Posted: 9/24/2014
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MFF2014 Closing Night Film
POSTED 10/9/2014