WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2017
THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE - 7pm Wednesday, November 8 - Narrative Feature
99 Minutes – Directed by Ari Gold – USA
DEAR COWARD ON THE MOON - 9pm Wednesday, November 8 - Narrative Feature
DEAR COWARD ON THE MOON – 9pm Wednesday, November 8 – Narrative Feature
81 Minutes – Directed by Carol Brandt – USA – FILMED IN WISCONSIN
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH
THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE - 2:30pm Thursday, November 9 - Narrative Feature
A young record collector, haunted by his father’s suicide, brings a bombastic Russian drifter to his family’s lake house, to help him steal a one-of-a-kind record from his own grandmother. But the vision of two women – one young, one old – distracts the young men from their mission. The Song of Sway Lake is the story of the melody that haunts those who idealize a lost America. Starring Rory Culkin
99 Minutes – Directed by Ari Gold – USA
SHORTS PROGRAM #1 - 4:30pm Thursday, November 9
TWO WORLDS - 6pm Thursday, November 9 - Documentary Feature
LAND OF THE LITTLE PEOPLE - 7pm Thursday, November 9 - Narrative Feature
Land of the Little People is an ambitious project by Palestinian film producer Tony Copti and Israeli director Yaniv Berman. Political and uncompromising in its social statement, the story touches at the very core of the Israeli inner conflict. Children growing up in a militaristic society with an everlasting war raging in the background know they have to toughen themselves up in order to be prepared for when they are called to serve. Now these children are covered with two soldiers’ blood as their own private war rages in the woods while a “real” war rages in the outside world.
83 Minutes – Directed by Yaniv Berman – Israel
KUPAL - 8:30pm Thursday, November 9 - Narrative Feature
WARNING – Contains graphic scenes of violence (Nothing you wouldn’t see on network TV)
81 Minutes – Directed by Kazem Mollaie – Iran
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH
SHORTS PROGRAM #2 - 2pm Friday, November 10
SHORTS PROGRAM #3 - 3:30pm Friday, November 10
JEFF'S WORLD - 4:45pm Friday, November 10 - Documentary Feature
Follow Jeff Engel, an accomplished route developer, and his friends as they seek, find, develop and climb Jeff’s World, a wild and remote climbing area ten miles beyond the Minnesota border into Canada.
Originally spotted by Jeff’s father as he soared overhead in his float plane, Jeff’s World is a collection of granite outcroppings streaked in black and gold that only a lucky few have ever seen. Following his father’s discovery, Jeff and his dad mapped out coordinates, boated to a trailhead and bushwhacked their way deep into the woods where Jeff spent the next 15 years building trails and bolting new routes to create the epic playground that is now known as Jeff’s World.
Grab your boat, passport, and bug spray. Head into the wild. Discover a new place. And, when you find the raft, you’ll know you have arrived.
63 Minutes – Directed by Brenda Piekarski – USA
SHORTS PROGRAM #4 - 6pm Friday, November 10
WRAITH - 7:30pm Friday, November 10 - Narrative Feature
Filmed in Appleton, Wisconsin and starring Jackson Hurst, Ali Hillis, Lance Henriksen, Jensen Buchanan, Christopher Chisholm, Catherine Frances, Lily Hansen.
100 Minutes – Directed by Michael O Sabjel – USA
MAIN STREET MEATS - 9:30pm Friday, November 10 - Narrative Feature
Filmed in Wisconsin!
WARNING: This film contains partial decapitations, belligerent nudists and a complete lack of good taste. (Per the filmmakers)
100 Minutes – Directed by Jeff Lyon – USA
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH
WE'RE HERE FOR A FISH FRY - 11am Saturday, November 11 - Documentary Feature
Milwaukee director Ron Faiola (Wisconsin Supper Clubs, Fish Fry Night Milwaukee) takes another look at the Wisconsin Friday fish fry tradition from the peak season of Lent to summer lakefront dining. The movie features different types of fish including cod, perch, bluegill, haddock and smelt as well as a trip on a commercial fishing boat in the bay of Green Bay, a fish fry pizza and all-you-can-eat buffets.
56 Minutes – Directed by Ron Faiola – USA
SHORTS PROGRAM #5 - WISCONSIN FILMS - 12:30pm Saturday, November 11
THE CINEMA TRAVELERS - 2pm Saturday, November 11 - Documentary Feature
Cannes prize-winning The Cinema Travelers is a journey with the traveling cinemas of India, which bring the wonder of the movies to faraway villages annually. Seven decades on, as their lorries and cinema projectors crumble and film reels become scarce, their audiences are lured by slick digital technology. Filmed over five years, The Cinema Travelers accompanies a shrewd exhibitor, a benevolent showman and a maverick projector mechanic who bear a beautiful burden – to keep the last traveling cinemas of the world running.
106 Minutes – Directed by Shirley Abraham & Amit Madheshiya – India
SHORTS PROGRAM #6 - 4pm Saturday, November 11
A TRIP TO JAMAICA - 5:30pm Saturday, November 11 - Narrative Feature
STREAKER - 7:30pm Saturday, November 11 - Narrative Feature
94 Minutes – Directed by Peter Luisi – Switzerland
In order to get out of a financial crisis, high school teacher Balz Naef starts recruiting and training streakers for illegal sports betting. While he and his team help streaking become the new trend sport, his situation does not improve. On the contrary: His troubles have only just begun. Especially when he falls for the police inspector in charge of his case.