2014 Wisconsin Film Festival Film Guide

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Film Series

OPENING NIGHT SELECTIONS Actress Joe GOLDEN BADGER AWARD WINNERS Atomic Dream Before You Dostoevsky Behind Bars NEW INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARIES 20,000 Days on Earth American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs Approaching the Elephant Big Men Burt’s Buzz Cairo Drive Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus The Dark Matter of Love The Dog Food Patriots The Immortalists Love Child Manakamana The Overnighters Particle Fever Rent A Family Inc. The Rugby Player Sepideh - Reaching for the Stars That Guy Dick Miller To Be Takei Village at the End of the World Visitors Wisconsin Rising

Young & Beautiful

You and the Night

Young & Beautiful Jeune & jolie SUN, APR 6 • 8:30 PM Sundance Cinema 1

WED, APR 9 • 4:15 PM Sundance Cinema 1

WISCONSIN PREMIERE • Feature • Narrative • France, 2013, Color, DCP • 94 MIN

Director: François Ozon; Screenwriter: François Ozon; Producer: Erit Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer; Editor: Laure Gardette; Cinematographer: Pacal Marti; Music by: Philippe Rombi; Cast: Marine Vacth, Charlotte Rampling, Geraldine Pailhas, Lucas Prisor IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES


This sensual and provocative story from François Ozon (Potiche, WFF 2011, In the House, WFF 2013) traces a 17 year-old girl’s sexual awakening over four seasons. On summer vacation with her family, Isabelle hooks up with a German tourist strictly as a means of dispatching with her virginity, quickly dismissing him after their night on the beach. Months later, she has transformed herself into a highpriced prostitute in Paris, marketing herself online and arranging hookups via text. With the cool head of a professional, Isabelle keeps her friends and family in the dark about her liaisons, until a horrible accident leaves her in over her head. Isabelle is no innocent, but in many ways, she’s still a kid, and Young & Beautiful nonjudgmentally captures the mix of naive fantasy and eager curiosity that mark one’s first experiences with sex. Testing out the power of her exceptional beauty, Isabelle inserts a sexual dynamic into every interaction, just to behold its effects on men of all ages. In her first lead role, alluring star Marine Vatch is a major discovery, one we will certainly be seeing much more of in years to come. Vactch’s youthful ingénue is counterbalanced by a knowing appearance by Charlotte Rampling as a john’s wife. (MK)

NEW MEXICAN CINEMA The Amazing Catfish Club Sandwich Heli RESTORATIONS AND REDISCOVERIES A Room in Town Black Jack Blackmail The Champagne Murders Lola The Lumberjack The Lumberjack at 100 Mary Multilingual Murders Our Own Gang in The Chase Over the Edge Il Sorpasso Three Seats for the 26th The Umbrellas of Cherbourg Vertigo When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose The White Shadow (Fragment) A Bucket of Blood CAPITOL CINEMA Blackmail Cheatin’ The Congress Tim and Susan Have Matching Handguns Village at the End of the World The White Shadow (Fragment) Le Week-End

HITCHCOCK RARITIES Blackmail Mary Multilingual Murders The White Shadow (Fragment) LE MONDE ENCHANTÉ DE JACQUES DEMY A Room in Town Lola Three Seats for the 26th The Umbrellas of Cherbourg SHORT FILMS PROGRAMS Jodie Mack: Let Your Light Shine Nathaniel Dorsky: Then and Now Of Vodka, Water & Mannequins Rat Pack Rat: Todd Rohal Selects Short Films From Wisconsin’s Own Shorts from Mars SPECIAL EVENT A Bucket of Blood Best of the British Arrows Over the Edge That Guy Dick Miller WISCONSIN’S OWN ABAnother Song About the Sea Atomic Dream Before You Bike Trip Bingo Night! Come Back Scorpio Rising The Dark Matter of Love Das Rote Licht Do As Told Dostoevsky Behind Bars Dusty Stacks of Mom eduCAUTION Food Patriots Hill Stories Inside & Out Lair of the Damned Love Child The Lumberjack The Lumberjack at 100 Margaret Hue Would Like to Go to Mars. Maz-zo-man-nee Memphis Mono No Aware #1 Our Own Gang in The Chase The Realist The Round Barns of Vernon County Sabbatical Shooter and Whitley Short Films From Wisconsin’s Own Smoky Places Strings of Colors Tales from the Crypt Water, Ice, Snow When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose Wisconsin Rising CLOSING NIGHT SELECTIONS Obvious Child Il Sorpasso


lucination where ironic comedy and sensuous emotions coexist in a single line reading, where a simple question of how two lovers met can instigate a flashback to medieval times. A lush, pulsing score by electro giants M83 adds to the otherworldly, magical realist effect. The eclectic cast includes Alain Fabien Delon (son of the iconic actor), Beatrice Dalle (Night on Earth, Trouble Every Day), and Eric Cantona, star player for Manchester United throughout the 1990s. “You and the Night is kind of movie that restores your faith in auteur filmmaking. Yann Gonzalez’s first feature is in a class by itself, declaring a supremely gifted young artist in total control of his abilities.” (Robert Koehler, Film Comment) (MK)

NEW INTERNATIONAL CINEMA A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness Age of Panic All About the Feathers The Auction Cannibal Club Sandwich Commando: A One Man Army The Congress The Dance of Reality Dom Hemingway Domestic Gabrielle The German Doctor Ida Ilo Ilo In Bloom Intruders Like Father, Like Son Macaroni & Cheese Mother, I Love You Mystery Road Nobody’s Daughter Haewon Northwest The Rocket R100 Salvo Stray Dogs Tanta Agua Tricked Le Week-End When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism Why Don’t You Play in Hell? You and the Night Young & Beautiful

NEW AMERICAN CINEMA Actress Afronauts American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs Another Song About the Sea Breathe In Cheatin’ Coherence Come Back Scorpio Rising Crimes Against Humanity Das Rote Licht Dusty Stacks of Mom Glistening Thrills Happy Christmas Jodie Mack: Let Your Light Shine Joe Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter Lair of the Damned Let Your Light Shine Memphis New Fancy Foils Obvious Child Person to Person The Realist Rich Hill Sabbatical The Sacrament Shooter and Whitley Something, Anything Stand Clear of the Closing Doors Tales from the Crypt Undertone Overture