The Painting (Le Tableau) has its Wisconsin premiere Saturday, April 13 at Sundance. The animated film by French director Jean-François Laguionie also screens Sunday, April 14 at UW Elvehjem. See page 24 for details.
From its humble beginnings in 1999, the Wisconsin Film Festival has always been an event our community can be proud of. Every year, we’re excited for another opportunity to do it all again, and this milestone year is no exception. As the University celebrates the Year of Innovation and the Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary, together we offer audiences an opportunity to see ﬁlms as they were meant to be seen, in state-of-the-art movie theaters staffed with professionals and volunteers working side-by-side, in the dark, with a crowd. Here are eight days of sidesplitting comedies, eye-opening documentaries, mind-blowing animation, and much, much more. It’s almost impossibly hard to get a ﬁlm made, so we should celebrate the good ones. There is an incredible amount of talent, grit and vision packed into this guide. Be adventurous. Be indulgent.
Opening Night Selection! Blancanieves Gideon’s Army I Am Divine Ornette: Made in America The Smart Ones The Taming of the Shrew Citizen Koch Dear Mr. Watterson Father’s Birth The Jeffrey Dahmer Files The Librarian and the Banjo Little Red M La mèduse rouge Pretty Funny Stories The Smart Ones Street Pulse Short Films from Wisconsin’s Own
Brave New American Cinema All the Light in the Sky Breakfast With Curtis Cheap Thrills Computer Chess Consuming Spirits The Jeffrey Dahmer Files I Used to Be Darker This is Martin Bonner Tiger Tail in Blue The Unspeakable Act
Family-Friendly Movies Kauwboy The Painting The Thief of Bagdad
New Swiss Cinema The End of Time Sister Special Flight Winter Nomads
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New International Documentaries
New International Cinema
Restorations and Rediscoveries
56 Up Citizen Koch The End of Time Father’s Birth The Final Member Gideon’s Army I Am Divine The Institute Low & Clear Lunarcy! The Moo Man Mussels In Love Only The Young Radio Unnameable Room 237 Shepard & Dark Special Flight Stories We Tell Winter Nomads The World Before Her
7 Boxes Approved for Adoption Augustine Berberian Sound Studio Beyond the Hills Blancanieves Coming of Age Comrade Kim Goes Flying Either Way Everybody in Our Family Flicker Hail A Hijacking In the Fog In the House Kauwboy Key of Life Kon-Tiki Leviathan Lore Much Ado About Nothing Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time The Painting Paradise: Love Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy The Pirogue Porcelain Horse Post Tenebras Lux Present Tense Renoir Sister Something in the Air Unﬁnished Song A World Without Women You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet
The Bellboy The Big Gundown Brewster McCloud The Brontë Sisters Dragon Inn The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Grave of the Fireﬂies The Hellbenders M Manhattan Ornette: Made in America Phase IV Sabata The Taming of the Shrew The Thief of Bagdad A Touch of Zen
Spaghetti Westerns The Big Gundown The Good, the Bad and the Ugly The Hellbenders Sabata
2 × Douglas Fairbanks The Taming of the Shrew The Thief of Bagdad
2 × King Hu Dragon Inn A Touch of Zen
Closing Night Selection! Augustine Much Ado About Nothing Stories We Tell
Short Film Programs Best of the British Arrows Les Dames en vacances Me. And Me Now.: Experimental Films about Coming-of-Age Myth Labs: Recent Experimental Animation Passing Through: Experimental Films and the Search for Transcendence Pretty Funny Stories Short Films from Wisconsin’s Own Source Tags and Codes: Creation Myths and Origin Stories Visions of Comedy and Terror: Shorts from Rodney Ascher and Josh Fadem
IN THIS GUIDE
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THE ALPHABETICAL FILM LIST BEGINS ON PAGE 7 TICKET INFORMATION IS ON PAGE 38 DAILY SCHEDULES IN GRID FORMAT ARE ON PAGES 20 & 21
FESTIVAL STAFF ADMINISTRATION (UW ARTS INSTITUTE) Christina Martin-Wright | managing direct or Susan Horein | business manager Bruce Ehlinger | box office manager Meg Hamel | web + vol unteer coordina tor Aaron Berry | vol unteer coordina tor Ben Reiser | hospit ality coordina tor Bernadette Watts | devel opment intern Meita Estiningsih | publicity intern FILM PROGRAMMING (UW DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION ARTS) Jim Healy | direct or of programming Mike King | senior programmer + technical direct or additional programming: Matthew Connolly, Karin Kolb, John Powers, Tom Yoshikami film program descriptions written by Matthew Connolly (MC), Bess Donoghue (BD), Tanner Engbretson (TE), Jim Healy (JH), Dave Jestaedt (DJ), Mike King (MK), Karin Kolb (KK), John Powers (JP), and Tom Yoshikami (TY).
WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL • MADISON • APRIL 11–18, 2013 • WIFILMFEST.ORG • 877.963.FILM
FILM SECTIONS AND SERIES FOR 2013