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Found Footage Festival screens adorably terrible Computer Beach Party

What's so alluring about bad movies? Village Voice critic J. Hoberman once wrote that "[a bad movie] is a philosopher's stone that converts the incompetent mistakes of nave dross into modernist gold." >More
 Broom Street Theater's often funny Television! (The Play) spoofs the tube

Writer-director Amanda Jones's Television! (The Play), a satirical critique of television and television culture, is an exciting work of deceptively experimental comedy. >More
 Madison Theatre Guild's The Sea Horse is part chamber drama, part screwball comedy

The plot of The Sea Horse concerns Gertrude (Terry Kiss Frank), a pissy barkeep with a dark history that leaks out little by little, and Harry (Stephen Gerard), a dockworker who serves as Gertrude's lover and persistent annoyance. >More
 UW Union eliminates film series

Starlight Cinema, the Wisconsin Union Directorate's 35-year-old avant-garde/experimental film series, is kaput. The WUD Film Committee is discontinuing it along with the rest of its series, including Real to Reel (its middling documentary series), International Cinema (maddeningly spotty) and Midnight Movies, all of which called the Memorial Union's Fredric March Play Circle home. The committee will still show movies, but no longer break them into series. >More
 2010 Wisconsin Film Festival, Day Four: Beating Soderbergh by at least a year

For this reporter, Day Four of the 2010 Wisconsin Film Festival began with a special seminar given by director Bob Byington, whose comedy Harmony and Me delighted nearly a thousand attendees at the Wisconsin Union Theater on Friday night. >More
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