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CONTACT

PROGRAMMERS

Wisconsin Film Festival UW-Madison Arts Institute 821 University Avenue Madison, WI 53706 (877) 963-FILM info@filmfest.org www.wifilmfest.org

Mary Carbine

During the Festival: See the website or call (877) 963-FILM for updates. For additional questions or emergencies, call the Box Office / Will Call at (608) 265 -2933.

Festival Express follows the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band and Buddy Guy as they tour across Canada (Thu, Apr 1, 7pm).

Joe Beres Walker Art Center James Kreul Communication Arts Department Eija Niskanen Communication Arts Department Katherine Spring UW Cinematheque Tony Cippolle, WUD Film Committee Festival Intern Travis Gerdes, WUD Film Committee Festival Intern

ABOUT US Founded in 1999, the Wisconsin Film Festival is Wisconsin’s premier independent film event. This four-day annual festival takes place each spring in campus and downtown Madison venues. The Festival presents the best new independent film (feature, documentary, experimental), world cinema and new media; cultivates discovery through talks, panels, performances, and coffeehouse discussions with filmmakers; and showcases the work of Wisconsin filmmakers through juried competitions. The Festival is committed to independent film culture, quality programming, community involvement, and a filmmakerfriendly environment.

PEOPLE Mary Carbine, Director, Wisconsin Film Festival Tino Balio, Executive Director, UW-Madison Arts Institute Meg Hamel (volunteer), Venue and Logistics Management

JURORS Wisconsin’s Own Competition: Ericka Frederick Ruth Leitman Keith Phipps Wisconsin Student Competition: Joey Garfield Holly Kaster Matt Solomon

MARKETING CAMPAIGN

FESTIVAL ADVISORY BOARD

Creative Director: Dana Lytle Active Media Director: Ben Hirby Active Media Developers: David Huyck, Brian Wilson, Marcus Trapp Active Media Project Manager: David Dickinson Active Media Intern: Scott Starr Designer: David I. Taylor Copywriter: James Breen TV Director: Nate Theis Production Director: Ann Sweeney Production Designer: Angie Medenwaldt Estimator/Buyer: Julie Kimmell Account Manager: Travis Ott

David Bordwell, Professor, Communication Arts, UW-Madison Ben Brewster, Assistant Director, Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research Lisa Heller, Vice President of Original Programming, HBO Sarah Klavas, Director, Bureau of Marketing Services, Wisconsin Department of Tourism Jeffrey Kurz, Producer / Consultant, Belle City Pictures Jennifer Montgomery, Filmmaker, Assistant Professor - Film/Video, University of Illinois at Chicago J.J. Murphy, Filmmaker, Professor, Communication Arts, UW-Madison

Alissa Broderdorf, Festival Assistant

James Schamus Co-President, Focus Features

Vanessa Shipley (volunteer), Filmmaker and Guest Liaison

Laurie Scheer Writer / Producer / Professor

Tony Cippolle, WUD Film Committee Festival Intern

Susan Schmitz President, Downtown Madison Inc.

Travis Gerdes, WUD Film Committee Festival Intern

Matt Solomon, Writer / Producer, John Roach Projects

Erik Gunneson, Faculty Associate, Communication Arts

Mike Verveer, Alderperson, City of Madison

Catherine Reiland, World Cinema Day Coordinator

Planet Propaganda: Festival identity, website, advertising, posters, intheater trailers and other materials.

Additional design: Kelly Wiedholz Isthmus Film Guide and Program: Creative Director: Ellen J Meany Production Design Artists: Eric Rank, Todd Hubler, David Michael Miller Advertising Sales: Troy Gile, Chad Hopper, Melissa Badini, Colin Murray, Lisa Kersten, Luke Piper, Michelle Pestlin

CONTENTS Schedule Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-19 Film List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-21 Talks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-23 Film Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Films from the New Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Global Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 James Benning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Danish Cinema Beyond Dogme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Other Series Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29-30 Asian American Cinema

Festival Parties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Venues, Parking & Lodging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 1

FESTIVAL MEDIA RELATIONS

Sponsors & Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

Funnel Incorporated, Lori Wilson, Marketing Communications Director Becca Ekern, Marketing Communications Manager Jess Miller, Intern

Ticket Order Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 This festival guide was produced, printed and distributed with Isthmus, Madison’s Weekly Newspaper, Vol. 29, No. 10, March 5, 2004 ©2004 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Arts Institute Leadership

The Wisconsin Film Festival is a public program of the UW-Madison Arts Institute. The Arts Institute works to make the arts more visible and effective at UWMadison. Governed by arts faculty and staff, we represent the collective voice and strength of the arts at the University. The Arts Institute funds and supports projects with university- and community-wide impact, including artists residencies, awards and fellowships, public programs, and arts marketing and outreach. Created in 1998, the Arts Institute grew out of a university Arts Consortium and other collaborative efforts. An “intercollege unit,” the Arts Institute is sponsored by the College of Letters & Science, the School of Education, and the School of Human Ecology.

Staff: Tino Balio, Executive Director; Mary Carbine, Director, Wisconsin Film Festival; Arts Residency Coordinator; Ken Chraca, Administrator; Sarah Schaffer, Coordinator, School of Music Recordings Project Arts Institute Executive Committee (2003-04): Sonya Clark, Associate Professor, Environment, Textiles and Design; Jim Escalante, Chair, Department of Art; Linda Essig, Chair, Department of Theatre & Drama; Vance Kepley, Chair, Department of Communication Arts; Russell Panczenko, Director, Elvehjem Museum of Art; Norma Saldivar, Director, University Theatre; Majid Sarmadi, Chair, Environment, Textiles and Design; John Schaffer, Director, School of Music; Andrew Taylor, Director, Bolz Center for Arts Administration; Jin-Wen Yu, Chair, Dance Program Deans’ Council: Phillip R. Certain, Dean, College of Letters & Science; Robin Douthitt, Dean, School of Human Ecology; Charles Read (Chair), Dean, School of Education UW-Madison Arts Institute, 5542 Humanities Building, 455 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706 (608) 263-4086 • info@arts.wisc.edu • www.arts.wisc.edu

The Arts on Campus website is a collaborative project sponsored by the Arts Institute and University Communications in cooperation with campus arts units and organizations, and with the support of the Evjue Foundation.

WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL ★ MADISON ★ APRIL 1-4, 2004 ★ WWW.WIFILMFEST.ORG ★ 877.963.FILM 3


2004 Wisconsin Film Festival Film Guide