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Hangin' at the live WORT broadcast in Four Star Video

Four Star Video Heaven played host to a special live radio broadcast of two WORT programs early Friday afternoon, in which filmmakers featured in the Wisconsin Film Festival stopped by to chat about their works. >More
 Air Guitar Nation at the 2007 Wisconsin Film Festival

The crowd that filled nearly every seat in the Orpheum Stage Door for its final screening on the first night of the festival was young and boisterous, eager to see one of the most-fun-looking films of the weekend. This was Air Guitar Nation, a hilarious documentary following the journeys of two Americans bringing their imaginary axes to the world stage. >More
 Radio On at the 2007 Wisconsin Film Festival

Perhaps it was the late hour or perhaps the line for Radio On was actually that confusing. >More
 The District! at the 2007 Wisconsin Film Festival

Billed as South Park-esque social commentary, the film was overall highly repetitive and sensational, as it followed the seedy lives of Budapest's 8th District pimps and whores and their children, who were trying to play the same games as the adults. >More
 Heart of an Empire at the 2007 Wisconsin Film Festival

In the documentary, director Jay Thompson (who attended the screening) makes a poignant case for the members of the 501st, even as he also serves up plenty of footage of television journalists who witheringly mock and humiliate the club members. >More
 Family Law at the 2007 Wisconsin Film Festival

A foreign-language film with subtitles, it simultaneously allows the cultural elites to feel slightly smug in viewing it, while those who are predisposed to dread these kinds of events will think, "that wasn't too bad." >More
 Manufactured Landscapes at the 2007 Wisconsin Film Festival

At the Orpheum Theater last night, a big audience sat rapt throughout the perverse, unconscionable and terrible beauty of Manufactured Landscapes. >More
 Chalk at the 2007 Wisconsin Film Festival

"Alright, who is a teacher?" director Mike Akel asked before the screening of Chalk, an eagerly anticipated opening film on Thursday night. "Raise 'em high..." >More
 Toots at the 2007 Wisconsin Film Festival

This year's Wisconsin Film Festival, held weeks later than it has been in the past, still feels pretty much the same. Maybe that has to do with the slushy streets and freezing temperatures endured by patrons as they hurry up and down State St. to get in line for their next screening. >More
 Blogging the 2007 Wisconsin Film Fest: Prologue

The Wisconsin Film Festival is one of those events in Madison that attracts online attention like little else in town. Every year during the two weeks that bookend the event, there is a flurry of previews, reviews, reports and photos from many of the movies that screen at the fest. The 2007 edition is no different. >More
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