Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 – Weyauwega International Film Festival

Wednesday, Nov. 13th

3:30pm

Feature Film

77 Minutes

Dreaming of a Vetter World

USA 77 Minutes – DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – Directed by Bonnie Hawthorne

Journey to the American heartland in Bonnie Hawthorne’s intimate documentary about a visionary Nebraska farm family who understood that modern agriculture was ailing, and found a cure. From farmer’s son to soil scientist to missionary and back to farmer again, organic pioneer David Vetter has dedicated his life to a “ministry to the soil.”  With both historical context and an eye to the future, Dreaming of a Vetter World shows it’s possible to jump off conventional agriculture’s pesticide treadmill.

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Wednesday, Nov. 13th

5pm

Short Films

84 minutes

LOLO

GERMANY 14 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Leandro Goddinho, Paulo Menezes

Lolo is an openly gay 11-year-old boy trying to finally convince Max, his first love, to go public with their relationship at the school party.

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FRANCE 14 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Christophe Switzer

How does a father explain prostitution to his eight year old son while riding in a taxi in Paris? It depends on the driver.

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MITTENS

Wisconsin, USA 7 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Justin Johnson

Mittens is the heartfelt journey of a pair of red mittens, created by grandmother and gifted to granddaughter. Filmmaker in Attendance.

UNSAID

USA19 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Eric Frost-Barnes

A woman grapples with the sudden loss of her daughter and husband, who were killed in a mass shooting earlier that day.

LIFE WITH DAN

Wisconsin, USA 5 Minutes – DOCUMENTARY SHORT – Directed by Len Borruso

An experimental film profile of Dan Davies. A star of Nigeria’s Nollywood Cinema, Dan drops science on acting and life in general while taking us on a tour of his favorite watering holes in Appleton, Wisconsin. Filmmakers in Attendance.

THE MOTHER

USA 10 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Joe Chen

A pregnant young woman is told by her adoptive American mother that her Chinese biological mom needs a bone marrow transplant and that she may be the only match. Her decision whether to contact her or not weighs heavily as tries to reconnect to a past she barely remembers.

CATERINA

USA 19 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Dan Sallitt

Caterina was born in South America but lives in New York. Her willingness to make close emotional connections to others is as much of a burden as it is a gift.

Wednesday, Nov. 13th

6:30pm

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION

Join us at the Gerold Opera House for our opening night reception.
Complimentary pasta dinner for all Wednesday ticket and Festival Pass holders!

Wednesday, Nov. 13th

7pm

Feature Film

DOUBLE INDEMNITY

USA 110  Minutes  – NARRATIVE FEATURE – Directed by Billy Wilder – 1944

Introduced by Dr. Jack Rhodes

An insurance representative lets himself be talked by a seductive housewife into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator. Billy Wilder’s 1944 classic Film Noir was nominated for seven Oscars and features the ultimate Femme Fatale performance by Barbara Stanwyck. Also starring Fred MacMurray and Edward G, Robinson.

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