Experience VERTIGO on the big screen, April 5 at the Chazen. See page 31.
First launched in 1999, the Wisconsin Film Festival has brought more than 2,000 films to the heart of Madison, our capital city. The Festival presents the best new independent film (feature, documentary, experimental), world cinema, and restorations and rediscoveries, and showcases the works of Wisconsin filmmaking artists. CONTACT WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL 1050 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706 608-262-9009, 800-963-FILM firstname.lastname@example.org; wifilmfest.org
THURSDAY, APRIL 3 – THURSDAY, APRIL 10
DURING THE FESTIVAL See 2014.wifilmfest.org For additional questions or emergencies, call the Box Office 608-265-2933.
The Wisconsin Film Festival is presented by the UW Arts Institute in association with the UW Department of Communication Arts. UW ARTS INSTITUTE 324 Lathrop Hall 1050 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706 608-263-4086 email@example.com; arts.wisc.edu The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arts Institute is dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary arts research and creative work. The Institute speaks for and on behalf of the collective voice and vision of the arts at UW-Madison. We advance the arts as an invaluable resource to a vital university, and we promote all forms of artistic expression, experience, and interpretation as fundamental paths to engaging and understanding our world.
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UW ARTS INSTITUTE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Norma Saldivar, Executive Director; Ann Archbold, Theatre & Drama; Patricia Boyette, University Theatre; Susan C. Cook, School of Music; Kelley Conway, Communication Arts; Thomas Dale, Art History; Lea Jacobs, Cinematheque; Amaud Johnson, English–Creative Writing; Li Chiao-Ping, Dance Department; Tom Loeser, Art Department; Willie Ney, Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives; Russell Panczenko, Chazen Museum of Art; Robert Rengel, Design Studies; Ralph Russo, Memorial Union; Sherry Wagner-Henry, Bolz Center for Arts Administration.
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ADMINISTRATION (UW ARTS INSTITUTE) Norma Saldivar, Faculty Director Christina Martin-Wright, Managing Director Susan Horein, Business Manager Ben Reiser, Festival Coordinator Bruce Ehlinger, Box Office Manager Christina King, Graphic Designer Tim Hamilton, Web Designer Aliza Rand, Events Coordinator Liam Walsh, Volunteer Coordinator Bernadette Watts, Partnership Coordinator Steve Winnicki, Press Liaison Erica Pelzek, Social Media Coodinator Pavel Shnelov, Festival Videographer FESTIVAL TRAILER BY Steve Donovan (Tweedee Productions) and Ben Reiser (Catfood Meezus) FILM PROGRAMMING (UW DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION ARTS) Lea Jacobs, Faculty Director Jim Healy, Director of Programming Mike King, Senior Programmer, Technical Director Matt Connolly, Print Traffic Coordinator, Wisconsin’s Own Coordinator ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING BY John Powers and Matt Connolly FILM PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS WRITTEN BY Jim Healy (JH), Mike King (MK), Matt Connolly (MC), John Powers (JP), Jenny Oyallan-Koloski (JO-K), Johann Poschung (JPos), Ben Reiser (BR), and Tom Yoshikami (TY)
In this Guide
FILM DESCRIPTIONS BEGIN ON PAGE 8
PROJECTIONISTS Doug McLaren, Olivia Babler, Tanner Engbretson, Roch Gersbach, Becca Hall, Rebecca Lyon, and Kyle Westphal
DAILY SCHEDULE GRIDS ARE ON PAGES 20 & 21
COMMUNICATION ARTS SUPPORT STAFF Bob Dischler, Erik Gunneson, Boyd Hillestad, Jason Quist, Pete Sengstock, and Michael Trevis
TICKET INFORMATION IS ON PAGE 35
FILM SERIES LISTS ARE ON PAGE 33 A CHECKLIST OF ALL FILMS IS ON PAGE 34
THEATER INFORMATION IS ON PAGE 37
WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL • MADISON • APRIL 3–11, 2014 • WIFILMFEST.ORG • 877.963.FILM
Norma Saldivar, Executive Director Christina Martin-Wright, Associate Director for External Relations Kate Hewson, Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program Manager Mary Perkinson, Arts Outreach Coordinator Sarah Schaffer, Recording Project and Madison Early Music Festival Coordinator Sarah Chapeau, Department Administrator Susan Horein, Financial Specialist Ben Reiser, Film Festival Marketing Specialist Kate Lochner, Program Associate Marina Kelly, Creative Arts & Design Learning Community Coordinator Alan Carr, Project Assistant Jay Burlingham, Project Assistant
The Wisconsin Film Festival is back with another vibrant bouquet of films made everywhere from across the globe to across the street. Dive in to cinema of all kinds: uproarious comedies, powerful documentaries, mind-boggling sci-fi, freewheeling animations, scorching music films, far-out experimental shorts, plus the newly appointed Greatest Film of All Time. These films were made to be seen with an audience, and by attending, you complete the experience with your neighbors. In this age of mobile isolation, here’s a chance to laugh, scream, and think as a community, and to interact with artists ranging from first-time directors to current Oscar nominees. The Festival, a production of the UWMadison Arts Institute in partnership with the Department of Communication Arts, is fueled by community, built on countless volunteer hours in honor of great films produced against astronomical odds. Here’s to an eight day celebration of the incredible range of cinema that exists beyond the multiplex; let’s get together and watch some movies!