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A Showcase for Independent Film

Welcome to your 2009 Wisconsin Film Festival Of the many films I’ve watched as part of the selection process for the Festival, it’s been satisfying to work on the series called “THE CREAM AND THE CROP: FARMING AND THE LAND ON FILM.� The reason is simply that Wisconsin’s farming heritage has been an inspiration this year. With this series of films, we want to give a voice of support and encouragement to all the farming families around Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin, which presents the Festival, continues to be a major source for research and development in areas related to agriculture and food science. The UW Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, working with local farmers on sustainable agricultural programs, is co-presenting some of the films in this series, as

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(Somewhere in the planning of this year’s Wisconsin Film Festival, chickens became a kind of informal theme — there are an awful lot of them. As you watch your films this year, make a wish whenever you see a chicken.) Thank you to everyone who has helped make this Festival happen. — Meg Hamel, director, Wisconsin Film Festival

CONTENTS About the Festival ................................................................................................................4 Alphabetical List of Films ................................................................................................5-33 Schedule Chart, Party Details, and Audience Award information ......................................18-19 Tickets, Venues, Parking and Lodging ..................................................................................34

Film Series Lists The Cream and the Crop: Farming and the Land on Film ......................................................20 Disparate Voices: Asian American Film ................................................................................20 Film•Able: Disabilities on Screen.........................................................................................17 Focus on South Korea.........................................................................................................20 Inside Islam.......................................................................................................................20 Restorations and Revivals ...................................................................................................20 Wisconsin’s Own ................................................................................................................20

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Cover photo courtesy Stephen Green-Armytage | www.stephengreenarmytage.com This program was produced by Isthmus, Madison’s Weekly Newspaper | TheDailyPage.com Š2009 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Chazen Museum of Art UW–Madison 800 University Avenue Madison, WI 53706 608.263.2246 chazen.wisc.edu FREE ADMISSION | CLOSED MON TUES–FRI: 9–5 | SAT–SUN: 11–5

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created the Madison “Tales from Planet Earth� in 2007, and will return in November 2009

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2009 Wisconsin Film Festival Film Guide  
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