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WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL

Wisconsin Film Festival announces winners of 2014 audience awards

Ever since the final credits of the Wisconsin Film Festival rolled the night of April 10, workers have been tallying the results of the annual Steep & Brew Audience Award competition. Now it's time for a drumroll: The winners of this year's awards are American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, The Rocket and Vertigo. >More
 Sights and sounds from The Lumberjack at 100 at the 2014 Wisconsin FIlm Festival

The Wisconsin Film Festival is drawing to a close after a week in which Madison residents and visitors turned out to enjoy movies and learn about the stories behind them. On Sunday, April 6, The Lumberjack at 100 series of restored films screened at UW Cinematheque. >More
 Screening at the Wisconsin Film Festival, Obvious Child is a funny yet poignant tale about an unplanned pregnancy

The Wisconsin Film Festival feature Obvious Child centers on two not-quite-children: Donna (Saturday Night Live alum Jenny Slate), a cash-strapped young comedian struggling with the responsibilities of adulthood, and the fetus she discovers she's carrying after a one-night stand. >More
 Anatomy of the 2014 Wisconsin Film Festival trailer (video)

In the beginning, there was fire. A campfire. A campfire logo. And a body of water. And trees. Colorful trees and a shoreline. And a gray-blue sky. Christina King's graphic design for this year's Wisconsin Film Festival was one of the very first things we nailed down this past fall as we prepared to take the plunge: creating an eight-day film festival in a relatively short period of time. >More
 Actress blurs the line between performance and reality at Wisconsin Film Festival 2014

Actress kicked off the Wisconsin Film Festival on Thursday with a packed house and an appearance by filmmaker Robert Greene and star Brandy Burre. To judge by the lively Q&A, the crowd connected with Greene's unconventional documentary about Burre, an actress from The Wire who leaves the profession to raise her kids in upstate New York. >More
 Wisconsin Film Festival 2014 begins on a mischievous note

During the first 24 hours of the fest, many guests seemed to be taking a break from their everyday responsibilities, and the freedom made a few of them downright giddy. On Friday morning, fancy coffee drinks and long lines filled Sundance Cinemas. >More
 Wisconsin Film Festival returns to downtown Madison with Capitol Theater screenings

The Wisconsin Film Festival heads back to State Street this year after limiting screenings to the UW and Sundance Cinemas in 2013. April 6 features events at Overture Center's Capitol Theater, which offers the festival's largest screen and seating area. When festival coordinator Ben Reiser and his colleagues went to look at the theater's capabilities, they came away impressed. >More
 Around the world in 12 movies: Globetrotting with Wisconsin Film Festival 2014

Even if you have all the money in the world, you'll never have enough time to explore every corner of the globe. Luckily, you can travel vicariously through the 2014 Wisconsin Film Festival, which transports you to the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland and a perplexing orgy in France. It also tells stories from parts of Wisconsin you may never have seen. >More
 Wisconsin Film Festival 2014: Sabbatical writer-director Brandon Colvin discusses the pain of returning to one's hometown

Produced in Madison, Sabbatical follows professor Ben Hardin (Robert Longstreet) to his rural hometown to care for his dying mother, who has suffered a stroke. The home and hometown he knew have changed. As he interacts with his mother, brother, old girlfriend, and hometown buddy, Ben's journey "home" grows more painful. He really doesn't know them anymore, small talk is strained, and the ties to the past that bind them together either threadbare or broken. >More
 Wisconsin Film Fest's Dostoevsky Behind Bars explores book groups in a local prison

Dostoevsky Behind Bars, a Wisconsin's Own selection at the Wisconsin Film Festival, informs through osmosis. It does not preach, judge or pretend to be anything more than it is: a marvelous and assured documentary about graduate students who volunteer to discuss literature with inmates at the Oakhill Correctional Institution, a minimum-security prison in Oregon, Wis. >More
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