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Naked on the Inside — see page 16

The Substitute — see page 29

WELCOME TO YOUR 2008 WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL!

California Dreamin’ (Endless) — see page 8

1,356 films in ten years. That’s how many movies the Wisconsin Film Festival has presented since that first “Great” Wisconsin Film Festival in 1999. Every single one was carefully chosen for Festival audiences by the creative team who contribute to the Festival program each year.

Alexandra — see page 6

Led by UW-Madison students Jim Kreul and Wendi Weger in year one, then by Mary Carbine as the director of the festival from 2000 to 2005, the goal of the festival programmers has been to challenge, educate, and open your eyes to the extraordinary variety of talented filmmakers around the world. Think of the thousands of people who have made those 1,356 films, from solo projects made here in Wisconsin to epic productions with enormous crews. And nearly all of these films are outside the commercial theater system, being seen in Madison because one of us picked them just for this audience. If you’ve attended the Festival, your unique combination of selections has created your own personal version of the Wisconsin Film Festival. If this is your first time, be adventurous. Read about the 220 films in this year's program and pick at least one, maybe two films that are very different than what you would normally choose.

WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL • MADISON • APRIL 3-6, 2008 • WIFILMFEST.ORG • 877.963.FILM

Stuck — see page 29

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Create your own Wisconsin Film Festival.

— MEG HAMEL, director, Wisconsin Film Festival

CONTENTS Alphabetical List of Films................................6 Schedule Chart, with Party Details & Audience Award Information.................20-21

Testing Hope: Grade 12 in the New South Africa — see page 7

Documentaries About Iraq & Afghanistan..................................................15 Wholeness & Consumer Health Films with Patient Partnerships Panel...................17

Tickets, Venues, Parking & Lodging ...........36

Restorations and Revivals.............................23

Film Series Lists

Focus on Scandinavia ....................................25

Wisconsin’s Own, with Wisconsin Film Festival Competition Winners................9

Tales from Planet Earth.................................27

Memory & Transcendance: Asian American Films....................................13

Undercurrents: Recent Films from China...............................35

Tickets: WiFilmFest.org

For print sources, see WiFilmFest.org

The World of Jewish Film..............................31

Most festival films are not rated. MPAA ratings provided where available. Viewer and parental discretion is advised. Festival programs and schedule are subject to change.

THE FINE PRINT This is your film festival. Please help it run smoothly!

TICKET POLICIES (see Tickets, page 36, for more details) All advance ticket sales are final. No refunds for tickets or packages. No replacements for lost tickets.

Individual film tickets can be exchanged in person only through April 2 at the Wisconsin Union Theater Box Office Annex, Second Floor, 800 Langdon Street, Madison, (608) 265-2933. Absolutely no tickets can be exchanged after April 2. Vouchers must be exchanged for a ticket printed with the name and date of a specific film before they can be used for entry to a theater. You can exchange vouchers for film tickets, if available, at the Wisconsin Union

Theater Box Office Annex through April 2, or at the individual theater box offices during the festival dates: April 3 to 6.

THEATER POLICIES Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of a show to guarantee admittance. At curtain time, any available seats may be filled by people waiting for rush tickets. Latecomers with tickets are not guaranteed admittance.

Theaters will be cleared between shows. All patrons must please exit theaters between shows to allow for setup for next program. No exceptions. No cameras or recording devices are permitted except for credentialed media. No filming or taping allowed during screenings. Tapes or film are subject to confiscation. Festival patron bags and belongings are subject to search. No outside food, beverages, or restaurant

takeout containers are permitted in the theaters. No food or drink of any kind is allowed in the Chazen Museum of Art; the UW Cinematheque allows bottled water but nothing else. Please turn off ringers on all cell phones, pagers, watches, etc., during screenings. Any patron who fails to follow these policies, causes a disturbance, or obstructs others’ view may be asked to cease, move to another seat, or leave.

2008 Wisconsin Film Festival Film Guide  
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