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Oscar-winner and Mequon native John Ridley to take part in Milwaukee Film Festival

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Oscar-winning screenwriter and Mequon native John Ridley will make an appearance at the upcoming Milwaukee Film Festival.

Ridley is the screenwriter and filmmaker who won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for “12 Years A Slave.”

He will attend the screening of “Jimi: All is By My Side,” which he wrote and directed.

The screening is Saturday, October 4th.

The movie is a portrait of rock legend Jimi Hendrix.

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