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Film Fest

Postby Beaver » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:09 am

https://artsinstitute.wisc.edu/programs ... ent=jan_24

"HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATES ON SALE: November 24, 2017
FIRST LOOK AT THE FEST: March 7, 2018
FILM GUIDE PUBLISHED: March 8, 2018
FIRST DAY OF TICKET SALES: March 10, 2018
20TH ANNUAL WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL: April 5 – 12, 2018

CHECK BACK IN FEBRUARY 2018 FOR THE ANNUAL WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL WEBSITE"

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Re: Film Fest

Postby Ducatista » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:24 am

We didn't even bother last year, totally forgot about it until somebody started a "can't buy tickets!" thread.

We're leaving on vacation April 7, so this year's out, too... which it probably would've been anyway, trip or no. The last couple years we went just made me sad for the heyday.

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Re: Film Fest

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Re: Film Fest

Postby Zoti Bemba » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:20 pm

Or, $9 for University staff :)

I did finally finish going through the film guide. Made some choices, bought some tickets. I'm bummed that there's nothing at the Barrymore this year. Also that the first day rush has gotten even more extreme, and that the programmers can't seem to figure out how to either put perennially popular programs like the Wisconsin's Own shorts into their biggest theater or to run (*gasp*!) a second show. It's not rocket science -- these shows sell out every single year, lately on the first or second day of ticket sales. And for most of us WIFF will be our only chance ever to to see most of those films (unlike, say, Blue Collar or The Last Detail or Let's Scare Jessica to Death -- which have their place in the festival, don't get me wrong, but they aren't exactly hard to see these days)

So, what I'm going to see:

Big Bad Fox & Other Tales
Blue Collar
Green Fog
Revenge
Saving Brinton
Short But Not So Sweet
Under the Tree

I may also try my luck in the rush line for Bad Genius and Wisconsin's Own By the Dozen, depending on how those days work out.

And don't forget that the Overture Center is running a Duck Soup Cinema program on Saturday at 2:00 and 7:00p! Buster Keaton in The Three Ages with live organ accompaniment for a mere $7.00 -- you could spend more on a WIFF ticket and do a lot worse!

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Re: Film Fest

Postby Beaver » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:36 am

Sounds fun. I wish I had the time.

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Re: Film Fest

Postby Stebben84 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:44 pm

Beaver wrote:Sounds fun. I wish I had the time.


You've never made the time to see a movie before?

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Re: Film Fest

Postby Zoti Bemba » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:00 pm

Beaver wrote:Sounds fun. I wish I had the time.


If your problem is finding the time to pick something, let me just note that Brewmaster (reviewed here: http://isthmus.com/screens/movies/brews-and-gunslingers/) is showing at 8:30p tomorrow night in the (renamed -- ugh!) Memorial Union Theater. The big one -- should be plenty of seats. Though even so you'll probably want to get there half an hour early; general admission and all that. On the other hand you'll be out in time to go to the open invitation end-of-night party at the Concourse (starts at 10:00p), unless the Q&A with the director runs long.

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Re: Film Fest

Postby DCB » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:09 pm

Zoti Bemba wrote: And for most of us WIFF will be our only chance ever to to see most of those films (unlike, say, Blue Collar...-- which have their place in the festival, don't get me wrong, but they aren't exactly hard to see these days)

Yeah, but how often can you see it on a Big Screen?
Zoti Bemba wrote:So, what I'm going to see:

Blue Collar

Keitel. Pryor.
Soundtrack performed by Captain Beefheart.
that movie kicks ass.

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Re: Film Fest

Postby DCB » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:37 am

"Rodents of Unusual Size".

A documentary about the nutria infestation in Louisiana. Don't scoff! it is awesome.

The story is fascinating, the people are engaging, the cinematography is great.


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