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Berberian Sound Studio

Alternative Room 237 Trailer SEE: Visions of Comedy and Terror: Shorts

from Rodney Ascher and Josh Fadem

Approved for Adoption

WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL • MADISON • APRIL 11–18, 2013 • WIFILMFEST.ORG • 877.963.FILM

FRI, APR 12 • 6:45 PM UW Elvehjem SAT, APR 13 • 5:30 PM Sundance Cinema 1

The Big Gundown (La resa dei conti) in France, a period filled with happy memories and painful ones as he develops a personal identity. The poignant resulting film is one that approaches the subject of adoption in a unique, honest and unsentimental fashion. It finds new language to express not only what it feels like to be an adopted child from a vastly different culture, but also what it means to be adoptive parents. 2012 Torino and Annecy Animation Film Festivals.

Arbor

• Blood Brothers

SEE: Myth Labs: Recent Experimental

WORLD PREMIERE • documentary • USA, 2013, color, HD projection • 30 MIN DIRECTOR: JONATHAN QUAM Cinematography: Bobby Lewis; music: Golden Donna, Ryan Pivovar SECTION: WISCONSIN’S OWN

Animation

Two young men from different homes form a bond as a way to overcome their troubled pasts in this documentary by Sauk Prairie native Jonathan Quam. (JH)

Augustine

(Coleur de peau: Miel) WISCONSIN PREMIERE • animation • Belgium, France, 2012, color, HD projection • 71 MIN DIRECTOR: JUNG, LAURENT BOILEAU Writer: Jung, based on his graphic novel; cinematography: Remon Fromont; editior: Ewin Ryckaert; music: Siegfried Canto, Little Cometl; producer: Thomas Schmitt IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES SECTION: NEW INTERNATIONAL CINEMA

Jung, the Korean-born hero of this inventive and moving animated feature, is only five years old when a policeman finds him abandoned and wandering the streets of Seoul in 1970. His life then completely changes when he is adopted and sent to live with a couple in France who have three biological children already. In recently shot documentary footage, Jung is shown years later revisiting the country of his birth, looking for clues to the identity of his biological mother and attempting to reconcile the past with the present. An adaptation of artist and writer Jung’s graphic novel-memoir, Approved for Adoption deftly blends the live action sequences with the 8 animated story of Jung’s childhood

SAT, APR 13 • 2:00 PM UW Cinematheque 110 MIN + 30 MIN POST-FILM Q&A DIRECTOR MEHRNAZ SAEEDVAFA (JERRY & ME) SCHEDULED TO ATTEND.

• Jerry & Me SPECIAL PRESENTATION • documentary • USA, 2012, color, HD projection • 38 MIN DIRECTOR: MEHRNAZ SAEEDVAFA SECTION: SPECIAL EVENT

(JH)

101 MIN

• Approved for Adoption

The Bellboy

In a wonderful, essayistic cine-memoir, film professor Mehrnaz Saeedvafa explores the relationship of her personal identity to the work of legendary comedian and filmmaker Jerry Lewis, whom she discovered as a teenager in her native Iran. Mixing her own photographs and home movies with archival footage of Tehran (including an unforgettable montage of Iranian movie palaces) and clips from Lewis’ comedies (dubbed into Farsi!), Jerry & Me is a must for Lewis fans or anyone who ever idolized a movie star. (JH)

Asthma SEE: Myth Labs: Recent Experimental Animation

Augustine

TUE, APR 16 • 9:15 PM Sundance Cinema 1 THU, APR 18 • 7:00 PM Sundance Cinema 1 WISCONSIN PREMIERE • narrative • France, 2012, color, 35mm • 102 MIN DIRECTOR: ALICE WINOCOUR Writer: Alice Winocour; cinematography: Georges Lechaptois; editor: Julien Lacheray; producer: Isabelle Madelaine, Emilie Tisné; cast: Vincent Lindon, Soko, Chiara Mastroianni, Olivier Rabourdin, Roxane Duran, Ange Ruzé, Lise Lamétrie IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES SECTION: CLOSING NIGHT SELECTION!, NEW INTERNATIONAL CINEMA

Based on the true story of a pioneering neurologist’s obsessive relationship with his star patient, Augustine is a darkly sensual evocation of Belle Époque France. A 19 year-old maid in an upper-class home, Augustine experiences a seizure during dinner service, and is shipped off to a sanatorium in Paris. “Hysteria” is the catch-all diagnosis du jour, but Augustine’s unusual case draws special attention from the prominent Dr. Charcot (Vincent Lindon). Charcot courts fame with a series of experimental treatments in which he publicly hypnotizes Augustine, but ultimately it is he who falls under her spell. A tense battle of wills plays out as the patient begins to comprehend the power she wields over her doc-

• The Bellboy SPECIAL PRESENTATION • narrative, USA, 1960, b/w, 35mm • 72 MIN DIRECTOR: JERRY LEWIS Writer: Jerry Lewis; cinematography: Haskell B. Boggs; art direction: Henry Bumstead, Hal Pereira; music: Walter Scharf; producer: Jerry Lewis; cast: Jerry Lewis, Bill Richmond, Alex Gerry, Maxie Rosenbloom, Milton Berle SECTION: RESTORATIONS AND REDISCOVERIES; SPECIAL EVENT

Approved for Adoption (Coleur de peau: Miel) tor. Alice Winocour’s very modern film in period dress is one of the year’s most spellbinding debuts, both psychologically complex and lushly atmospheric. Chiara Mastroianni, daughter of Marcello and Catherine Deneuve, appears as Charcot’s wife. Soko, the film’s captivating star, is a French musician who has toured with M.I.A., worked with Spike Jonze, and composed Augustine’s score. 2012 Cannes, Toronto Film Festivals. (MK)

Awesome Transformation Sequence SEE: Visions of Comedy and Terror: Shorts from Rodney Ascher and Josh Fadem

BALDR SEE: Lunarcy!

Because it’s Small SEE: Street Pulse

An homage to silent comedy, Jerry Lewis’ feature directorial debut was shot in four weeks at Miami’s Fountainebleau Hotel (where he was performing during the evenings!). Originally advertised as a “series of silly sequences”, the very loosely-constructed “plot” concerns the hapless attempts of voiceless bellhop Stanley (Lewis) to cope with a myriad of crazy guests and co-workers at the giant resort, including celebrity visitors Milton Berle and…Jerry Lewis. 35mm print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive. Special thanks to Chris Lewis and Jerry Lewis. (JH)

Profile for UW-Madison Division of the Arts

2013 Wisconsin Film Festival Film Guide  

2013 Wisconsin Film Festival Film Guide