Made With Love: A Story of Emergency Communities Made With Love Café. Part of the Festival’s Wisconsin Student Shorts Program. Tift and Fadaak are students at Lawrence University.
It’s Happiness: Wisconsin polka bands and the women who love them.
Killer of Sheep THU, APR 12 • 5 PM Cinematheque
SUN, APR 15 • 3:30 PM Cinematheque
dramatic feature • USA, 1977, b/w, 35mm • 81 min • Midwest Premiere DIRECTOR: Charles Burnett; PRODUCER: Charles Burnett; PRODUCTION CO: Milestone; WRITER: Charles Burnett; CINEMATOGRAPHER: Charles Burnett; EDITOR: Charles Burnett; CAST: Henry Gayle Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett, Eugene Cherry, Jack Drummond SERIES: Restorations and Revivals
Jim & Joe’s Experimental Shorts THU, APR 12 • 9 PM Cinematheque
* All About the Illusion experimental/animated short • video • 8 min DIRECTOR: Scott Stark
Synchronized cameras explore an abandoned train repair yard, a site of industrial decay, toxicity and new growth.
neither can sustain themselves against time and age.
* Kristall experimental/animated short • 35mm • 15 min DIRECTOR: Christoph Girardet, Matthias Müller
A mesmerizing found-footage rumination on mirrors and what they reveal.
* Nachtstück experimental/animated short • 35mm • 1 min DIRECTOR: Peter Tscherkassky
* Filthy Food
An elaborate hand-contact-printed film commemorating Mozart.
experimental/animated short • video • 5 min DIRECTOR: T. Arthur Cottham
A short film for everyone who has ever left lipstick on a banana, or wanted to.
* Her Heart is Washed in Water and then Weighed experimental/animated short • 16mm • 13 min DIRECTOR: Sasha Waters
Subtle juxtapositions evoke parallels between static monuments and living families to suggest the ways that
experimental/animated short • video • 6 min DIRECTOR: Dave Monahan
Lawman saves Outlaw, Lawman loses Outlaw, Lawman becomes Outlaw.
* site specific_LAS VEGAS experimental/animated short • 35mm • 13 min DIRECTOR: Olivo Barbieri
A revealing aerial portrait of Sin City.
Come Into Great Silence at the Chartreuse monastery. * Song and Solitude
experimental/animated short • 16mm • 21 min DIRECTOR: Nathaniel Dorsky
An inner landscape, or what it feels like to be, rather than an exploration of the external visual world as such.
Keeping the Spirit SEE: Keeping the Spirit + Made With Love
Keeping the Spirit + Made With Love SUN, APR 15 • 11:30 AM Wis Hist Society
* Keeping the Spirit documentary short • USA, 2006, color, video • 44 min • Madison Premiere DIRECTOR: Andrew Thomas Napier; PRODUCER: Chloris Lowe Jr., Ellsworth Brown, Robert “Ernie” Boszhardt, Leslie Eisenberg, Tom Reisenauer, Margie Hylkema, Jean Dowiasch, Armund Bartz, Jay Toth, Adam Heinrich, Brad Kastner, Willard Lonetree; PRODUCTION CO: Napier Films LLC; WRITER: Andrew Napier, Margie Hylkema; CINEMATOGRAPHER: Andrew Napier; EDITOR: Andrew Napier SERIES: Wisconsin’s Own PRESENTED BY: TravelWisconsin.com, Kodak,
A sacred Native American panther spirit mound, hidden in the heart of Mauston, is restored and preserved by a diverse group of middle-school students, teachers, townspeople, archeologists, and members of the Ho Chunk nation. Napier, a highschool student in Mauston, was recognized by the History Channel’s Save Our History Foundation for his work on this film.
* Made With Love: A Story of Emergency Communities documentary short • USA, 2006, color, video • 50 min • Madison Premiere DIRECTOR: Madison Tift, Raad Fadaak; PRODUCER: Madison Tift, Raad Fadaak; EDITOR: Gretta Wing Miller SERIES: Wisconsin’s Own PRESENTED BY: TravelWisconsin.com, Kodak, Criterion Collection
In St. Bernard Parish after Hurricane Katrina, volunteers (including students from Lawrence University) and residents come together for comfort and nourishment at the
WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL ✿ MADISON ✿ APRIL 12-15, 2007 ✿ WWW.WIFILMFEST.ORG ✿ 877.963.FILM
Industrial decay is art in All About the Illusion.
Charles Burnett’s (To Sleep with Anger, The Glass Shield) Killer of Sheep offers one of the most honest portrayals of the struggles of life in the inner-city. It focuses its gaze on Stan, a slaughterhouse worker fighting to support his family while trying to maintain his own humanity and identity despite his bloody occupation and the lures of paths taken by those around him. Despite its bleak underpinnings, Killer of Sheep is peppered with a tender humor and profound warmth. Burnett shot the film in a verité documentary style with a non-professional cast, giving it a gritty believability never before seen in a film depicting AfricanAmerican life. Despite winning awards and acclaim following its 1977 debut, this incredible film has been left largely unseen by the American audience due to the daunting problem of clearing music rights for all of the remarkable music (including songs by Etta James, Dinah Washington, Paul Robeson, and Earth, Wind & Fire) used in the film. Killer of Sheep has been painstakingly restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive, and Milestone Films has managed to clear all of the necessary rights to finally properly offer this landmark work to U.S. filmgoers in conjunction with its 30th anniversary.