Mensajes de Voz (Voice Messages) You, The Living Down the Hole (En el Hoyo) Wisconsin Premiere • Narrative short, Spain, 2006, color, 35mm • 25 min Director: David Martín de los Santos Writer: David Martín de los Santos; cinematographer: Pablo Pro; original music: Pedro Barbadillo; art director: Javier Chavarría; costumes: Beli Lara; make-up: Chicha Blanco; producer: Damián París; cast: Antonio de la Torre, Diego París, Manuela Paso, Abdelhafid Metalsi In Catalan with English subtitles
A motorcyclist is pitched over the edge of the road and into the rubble below. Old chairs, springs, and other junk are scattered around, and he’s immobile, waiting for help. Finally, someone comes, but it’s not what he expected.
Made In Japan Wisconsin Premiere • Narrative short, Spain, 2007, color, digital video • 6 min Director: Ciro Altabás Writer: Iñigo Díaz-Guardamino, Ciro Altabás; cinematographer: Pedro J. Márquez; editor: Emma Tussell; production company: RETROproducciones; graphic design: Héctor Real; sound: José Tomé “Pollo”; music: José Sánchez-Sanz; executive producer: Ciro Altabás; cast: Ciro Altabás, Irene González Paulos, Pepe Márquez, Maribel Valencia, Gonzalo Alvarado In Spanish with English subtitles
Showing up late for a date, a man has to explain his delay. It all started when he tried on his mother’s fur coat, found a letter revealing a family secret, and caught the next plane for Japan....
Mensajes de Voz (Voice Messages)
A woman returns to stay with her boyfriend, and the little dramas that follow are revealed through answering-machine messages left for her at the apartment. An inventive and confident film with beautiful images and a complex audio style.
Brothers Films Ltd.; producer: Claudia Levin, Lavi Ben Gal In Hebrew with English subtitles
Lavi returns to the kibbutz where he spent his childhood, and lets the camera wander over the little details that trigger his memory: the indented footprint in the sidewalk, the bank of mailboxes. There is great affection and warmth here, and bemused good humor as he tries to avoid getting counted as one of the ten men needed for prayer, or observes how the communal kitchen is now staffed by Russian immigrants. Winner, Most Promising Director, 2007 DocAviv Film Festival; 2007 Rotterdam, Palm Springs Film Festivals.
Short Films from Spain SAT, APR 5 • 3 PM UW Cinematheque
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Before and After Kissing Mária (Antes y Después de Besar a María) Wisconsin Premiere • Narrative short, Spain, 2007, color, 35mm • 9 min Director: Ramón Alós
His sophisticated 12-year-old cousin comes to visit for the summer, and young Raul dreams about the bliss that would come from kissing Mária. Maybe for now it’s just kissing the back of the spoon at her place-setting, but someday….
Dolly Wisconsin Premiere • Narrative short, Spain, 2006, color, 35mm • 17 min Director: David Pinillos Writer: Juan Carlos Rubio, David Pinillos; cinematography: Aitor Mantxola; editor: Fernando Franco; art director: Monica Teijeiro, Raquel Montero; sound: Eduardo Martín; producer: Pedro Uriol; associate producer: Arancha R. De Buen; cast: Alex González, Xenia Tostado, Miguel Angel Silvestre In Spanish with English subtitles
Tonight’s the farewell party for Dani, who is headed off to California to study (his friends commemorate this with a lifesize cardboard Dolly Parton). And after the party, he wanders through the park with his best friend. And his best friend’s girl. Before he leaves, should he confess his love to her? Is it better to leave and keep that secret? An accomplished story about how hard it is to say how you feel.
The Parabolic Dish (La Parabólica) Wisconsin Premiere • Narrative short, SPAIN, 2007, color, digital video • 12 min Director: Xavi Sala Writer: Xavi Sala; editor: Jaime Sagi-Vela; sound: César Molina; sound editing: Álex F. Capilla; assistant director: David Lobato; production head: Esther Yáñez; producer: Xavi Sala; cast: Martín Mujica In Spanish with English subtitles
Frustrated when the basic television stations only show the official footage of the Pope’s visit, Vincente rigs a homemade satellite dish to access the world.
Short Films: The Saturday Morning Program SAT, APR 5 • 11 AM 100 TOTAL MIN Chazen Museum
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Brothers Madison Premiere • Narrative short, USA, 2008, color, digital video • 22 min Director: Troy Perkins Writer: Troy Perkins; editor: Mike Buck, Troy
■ White Night
■ Man’s Job
■ The Substitute
■ You, The Living
Perkins; director of photography: Michael Hartzel; production manager: Kendra Sohm; producer: Frances Perkins; cast: Justin Bricco, Jon Hanusa, Jeff Straus, John Koker, Liz Lohuis, Fran St. Andre SERIES: Wisconsin’s Own Presented with the support of Case IH.
Filmed in Neenah, Oshkosh, Hortonville, and New London, Brothers is an all-toofamiliar Wisconsin story of the current generation of family farmers faced with the challenge of keeping the land. Troy Perkins’s film Tractor for Sale was in the 2006 Wisconsin Film Festival.
Coloring Sound World Premiere • Narrative short, USA, 2007, color, digital video • 6 min Director: Kevin Russell Writer: Kevin Russell; cinematographer: Kevin Russell; editor: Kevin Russell; additional crew: Mike Aakre, Whitney Wier, Britni West, Matt Inkala; cast: Blade Yoccum, Ariana Gibb, Tara Gibb SERIES: Wisconsin’s Own Presented with the support of Case IH.
Filmed in Menominee, this charming story features two young kids waiting for the school bus, and discovering a shared curiosity in the world around them.
Short Films: The Saturday Afternoon Program SAT, APR 5 • 3:30 PM Chazen Museum 1
90 TOTAL MIN
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The Closing Hour World Premiere • Animated short, USA, 2007, color, digital video • 8 min Director: Grey Gerling SERIES: Wisconsin’s Own Presented with the support of Case IH.
On the late shift at Walmart, darkness wells up in the aisles. Winner, Jury Prize, 2008 Wisconsin Film Festival.
Drip Narrative short, USA, 2006, color, digital video • 2 min Director: Craig Knitt SERIES: Wisconsin’s Own Presented with the support of Case IH.
With string and gadgets, a clever solution is found to a common problem.
Detroit: Not For Wimps
Wisconsin Premiere • Narrative short, USA, 2006, color, digital video • 15 min Director: Leigh Richart Writer: Leigh Richart; cinematography: John Middlekoop, Matt Antell; editor: Leigh Richart; makeup: Jennifer Green; sound design: Paul N.J. Ottosson, Leigh Richert; costumes: Mandee Lipsman; music: Ludek Drizhal; production design: Amie Kolb; executive producer: Pamala Richart; producer: Lawrence Carroll, Jr., Ludek Drizhal, Rudy Whittmann; associate producer: Lori Beth Crawford, Diane DeLuca, Thomas Reichert; production company: Vulcan Deathgrip Productions; cast: JaSon Washington, Idris Muhammad, Lonikaye Harkless, Duvall Thompson, Erica Clare
World Premiere • Animated short, USA, 2007, color, digital video • 5 min Director: Mark Purcell SERIES: Wisconsin’s Own Presented with the support of Case IH.
It’s Detroit in the late 70s. Left alone when their mom’s at work, Jimmy and Clarence are at each other’s throats. At the playground, Jimmy wants to keep playing touch football with his buddies, but his little brother is afraid of what he knows will happen when the streetlights turn on at dusk: the monsters come out.
Maine Story Wisconsin Premiere • Narrative short, USA, 2007, color, digital video • 24 min Director: Nina Chernik Cinematography: Michael Barrow; original composition: John Francis; production design: Christina Christodoulopoulos; executive producer: Todd Watts; coproducers: Jennifer Grausman, Jennifer Pellerito; cast: Ericka Kreutz, Chris Stack, Randy Ryan, Paul Vainio, Jacob Storer SERIES: Wisconsin’s Own Presented with the support of Case IH.
Maine Story tells the tale of Shelly, a small town woman working in the local factory and going through the motions as if her life hasn’t yet started. When Alex, her highschool sweetheart, comes back to town, Shelly is forced to confront the things in her life that she’s been avoiding, including the feelings of Kyle, her 12-year-old son.
Montgomery Mouse awakens early to plant his garden. Toting his shovel, spade, and a bag of Ka-Bloom Super Seed, which is guaranteed to grwo instantly, he begins digging. Mongomery waits. Nothing happens. After shedding a few tears of frustration he discovers that perhaps the right ingredients include something from the heart. Mark Purcell created this stop-motion animation in his Green Bay studio.
Independence Parade World Premiere • Experimental short, USA, 2007, color, digital video • 4 min Director: Brian Dehler SERIES: Wisconsin’s Own Presented with the support of Case IH.
The sights and sounds of a small-town parade are reassembled into a rhythmic collage. Brian Dehler is a graduate of the UW-Madison Department of Communication Arts
IV.7 (annoyingly small mix) World Premiere • Animated short, USA, 2007, color, digital video • 5 min Director: Mike Winkelmann SERIES: Wisconsin’s Own Presented with the support of Case IH.
Menasha resident Mike Winkelman animates an image of his sketchbook, taken with his cell phone, mapping different animations to each instrument of a pulsating electronic score.
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Midwest Premiere • Narrative short, Spain, 2007, color, 35mm • 13 min Director: Fernando Franco writer: Fernando Franco; cinematography: Daniel Sosa; editor: David Pinillos; art director: Mónica Teijeiro; sound: Nacho R. Arenas; cast: Natalia Barceló, Jaime Martín In Spanish with English subtitles
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