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106 River Road
USA | 2011 | 6 min | 16mm
dir: Josh Weissbach
experimental | section: Wisconsin’s Own
106 River Road documents an address, moving from literal to abstract in a metaphor for familial displacement.
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Fri, Apr 12 | 9:45 PM
UW Cinematheque
17 New Dam Rd.
USA | 2012 | 9 min | HD projection
dir: Dani Leventhal
experimental | section: Short Film Programs
plays in: Me. And Me Now.: Experimental Films about Coming-of-Age
Thu, Apr 19 | 9:30 PM
UW Cinematheque
31/75: Asyl
Austria | 1975 | 9 min | 16mm
dir: Kurt Kren
experimental | section: Phil Solomon Presents
plays in: Phil Solomon Selects
Asyl is one of Kren’s most formally ambitious works, an experiment in time lapse photography, multiple exposures, and segmented images. | Phil Solomon, curator, scheduled to attend.
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Sat, Apr 11 | 11:00 AM
MMoCA
The 414s: The Original Teenage Hackers
USA | 2014 | 12 min | HDCAM
dir: Michael T. Vollmann
documentary | section: Wisconsin’s Own
plays in: Wisconsin’s Own Shorts: Non-Fiction
In the summer of 1983, a collective of computer curious young Milwaukee men found a way to hack into the mainframes of several large corporations and government organizations, leading to the country’s first anti-hacking legislation. | Michael Vollmann, Director, Chris James Thompson, Producer
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Sat, Apr 21 | 4:44 PM
Orpheum Theatre
4:44 Last Day on Earth
USA, Switzerland, France | 2011 | 85 min | HD projection
dir: Abel Ferrara
narrative | section: New International Cinema
plays in: 4:44 Last Day on Earth
Iconoclastic indie filmmaker Abel Ferrara’s singular contribution to the end-of-the-world genre focuses on two artists in love, a successful actor (Willem Dafoe) and a painter (Shanyn Leigh), in their high-rise loft in Manhattan the day before doomsday.
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Sat, Apr 05 | 9:30 PM
Sundance Cinema 6
Sun, Apr 06 | 1:00 PM
Sundance Cinema 6
AB-
USA | 2013 | 9 min | HD projection
dir: Daniel Klein
narrative | section: Wisconsin’s Own
plays in: Coherence
A grisly car accident along a dark wooded road slowly mutates into something much more ominous in this jolting short.
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Sat, Apr 21 | 10:15 PM
Bartell Theatre
Sun, Apr 22 | 6:45 PM
Sundance Cinema 2
Abendland
Austria | 2011 | 90 min | HD projection |
In German, English, French with English subtitles

dir: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
documentary | section: New International Documentaries
Acclaimed documentarian Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s stunning and evocative portrait of a continent at night is comprised of 21 different sequences filmed in 21 Western European locations over a two-year period.
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Thu, Apr 11 | 9:15 PM
UW Cinematheque
Across & Down
USA | 2012 | 18 min | HD projection
dir: Lori Felker
experimental | section: Short Film Programs
plays in: Source Tags and Codes: Creation Myths and Origin Stories
Thu, Apr 03 | 6:30 PM
UW Elvehjem Building
Fri, Apr 04 | 2:15 PM
Sundance Cinema 1
Actress
USA | 2014 | 91 min | HD projection
dir: Robert Greene
documentary | section: Opening Night Selection, New American Cinema
An actress from HBO’s The Wire gives the performance of her life in this visionary documentary about the roles we take on, and the ones we construct for ourselves. | Robert Greene, director; Brandy Burre
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Wed, Apr 18 | 8:30 PM
MMoCA
Sun, Apr 22 | 1:30 PM
MMoCA
An African Election
USA, Switzerland | 2010 | 89 min | 35mm
dir: Jarreth Merz
documentary | section: New International Documentaries
Jarreth Merz’s riveting documentary thriller was filmed during the three months preceding Ghana’s contentious 2008 presidential election.
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Sat, Apr 05 | 2:30 PM
Sundance Cinema 5
Afronauts
USA | 2014 | 14 min
dir: Frances Bodomo
narrative | section: New American Cinema
plays in: Shorts From Mars
On 16 July 1969, the Zambia Space Academy hopes to beat Apollo 11 to the moon. Inspired by true events.
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Sat, Apr 21 | 11:00 AM
UW Cinematheque
After the Day After
USA | 2011 | 6 min | digital projection
dir: Nathan Meltz
experimental | section: Wisconsin’s Own
plays in: Robert on His Lunch Break and Other Experimental Shorts from Wisconsin's Own
Remakes a section of the 1983 post-nuclear made-for-TV movie The Day After, retelling the story of atomic devastation in a Dada collage-meets-stop-animation style. | Nathan Meltz, director, scheduled to attend.
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Fri, Apr 04 | 7:00 PM
Sundance Cinema 5
Mon, Apr 07 | 4:15 PM
Sundance Cinema 5
Age of Panic
La Bataille de Solférino
France | 2013 | 94 min | DCP |
In French with English subtitles

dir: Justine Triet
narrative | section: New International Cinema
On May 6, 2012, France holds their Presidential elections and crowds throng Rue Solférino. Among the journalists there is Laetitia, who has entrusted her two daughters to a babysitter and warned him not to let in the girls’ father.
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Sun, Apr 12 | 1:00 PM
MMoCA
Ain’t No Fish
USA | 2013 | 4 min | HD projection
dir: Tom Gasek, Miki Cash
animation | section: Big Screens, Little Folks
plays in: Big Screens, Little Folks: Shorter and Sweeter
As seals sing along to a show tune, it is slowly revealed in the background why there ’Ain’t No Fish. | Tom Gasek, Co-Director at Saturday morning screening only.
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Sat, Apr 11 | 9:30 AM
UW Union South Marquee
Sun, Apr 12 | 5:00 PM
MMoCA
Ain’t No Fish
USA | 2013 | 4 min | HD projection
dir: Tom Gasek, Miki Cash
animation | section: Big Screens, Little Folks
plays in: Big Screens, Little Folks: Short and Sweet
As seals sing along to a show tune, it is slowly revealed in the background why there ’Ain’t No Fish. | Tom Gasek, Co-Director at Saturday morning screening only.
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Sat, Apr 05 | 12:00 PM
UW Cinematheque
Sun, Apr 06 | 4:15 PM
Sundance Cinema 5
All About the Feathers
Por las Plumas
Costa Rica | 2013 | 85 min | HD projection |
In Spanish with English subtitles

dir: Neto Villalobos
narrative | section: New International Cinema
A lanky, lonely security guard dreams of breaking into cockfighting, but can’t bring himself to put his rooster in the ring.
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Thu, Apr 09 | 4:59 PM
Festival Pass
All Festival Pass
2015 | 0 min
For $300, you can see whatever film you'd like to see as long as you arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the screening. (MOST of the time you can still get in if you arrive with less than 15...but better to be on the safe side). This pass is non transferable and will have your picture on it. Volunteers know to look out for them and get you to a seat. It's good for all 8 days and as many films as you can watch.
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Sun, Apr 14 | 4:45 PM
UW Cinematheque
All the Light in the Sky
USA | 2012 | 79 min | HD projection
dir: Joe Swanberg
narrative | section: Brave New American Cinema
plays in: All the Light in the Sky
Jane Adams (HBO’s Hung) plays Marie, a middle-aged actress in Los Angeles who begins to reflect on her non-existent love life, her choice of remaining in an industry that has little need for actresses over 40, and even her place in the universe. | Director Joe Swanberg scheduled to attend.
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Mon, Apr 13 | 6:00 PM
Sundance Cinema 5
Tue, Apr 14 | 1:30 PM
Sundance Cinema 5
Almost There
USA | 2014 | 93 min | DCP
dir: Dan Rybicky, Aaron Wickenden
documentary | section: New International Documentaries
A talented "outsider" artist desperate to share his work, 83 year-old Peter Anton embarks on his first solo exhibition. | Aaron Wickenden and Dan Rybicky, Co-Directors
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Fri, Apr 20 | 9:15 PM
UW Cinematheque
The Alpha Incident
USA | 1978 | 86 min | 35mm
dir: Bill Rebane
narrative | section: Restorations and Rediscoveries, Wisconsin’s Own
plays in: The Alpha Incident
A space probe returns from Mars with a killer disease. A careless mistake unleashes it on a small group trapped in a train station. As the scientists race to find a cure, the infected struggle to keep their sanity, and if they fall asleep, they die. | Bill Rebane, director, scheduled to attend.
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Thu, Apr 19 | 5:00 PM
Orpheum Theatre
Sat, Apr 21 | 11:30 AM
Sundance Cinema 1
Alps
Alpeis
Greece | 2011 | 93 min | HD projection |
In Greek with English subtitles

dir: Yorgos Lanthimos
narrative
Comprised of a nurse, a paramedic, a gymnast, and her trainer, The Alps are a clandestine society dedicated to an especially odd public service: when people die, their grief stricken loved ones seek comfort by hiring the Alps to stand in for the deceased, lessening the shock of absence.
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Wed, Apr 17 | 9:15 PM
Sundance Cinema 6
Alternative Room 237 Trailer
USA | 2012 | 2 min | HD projection
dir: Rodney Ascher
experimental | section: Short Film Programs
plays in: Visions of Comedy and Terror: Shorts from Rodney Ascher and Josh Fadem
Fri, Apr 20 | 9:00 PM
Monona Terrace
Sat, Apr 21 | 9:30 PM
Monona Terrace
The Amateur Monster Movie
USA | 2011 | 97 min | digital projection
dir: Kyle Richards
narrative | section: Wisconsin’s Own
Werewolves and zombies again aim to snack on the living in this hilarious and ingeniously low budget first feature from Milwaukee native Kyle Richards. | Kyle Richards, director, scheduled to attend.
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Thu, Apr 19 | 6:45 PM
UW Cinematheque
Amateur Night: Home Movies from American Archives
USA | 84 min | 35mm
documentary | section: Special Event
plays in: Amateur Night: Home Movies from American Archives
Piecing together family moments, historical scenes, animation, drama, comic routines and travelogues dating from 1915 to 2005, this compilation demonstrates the eclectic array of entertainment, innovation and enlightenment found in home movies. | Dwight Swanson, curator, scheduled to attend.
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Fri, Apr 04 | 2:30 PM
UW Elvehjem Building
Sat, Apr 05 | 4:45 PM
Sundance Cinema 5
The Amazing Catfish
Los insólitos peces gato
Mexico | 2013 | 89 min | DCP |
In Spanish with English subtitles

dir: Claudia Sainte-Luce
narrative | section: New Mexican Cinema
A warm and uncommonly moving film about finding one’s home in the unlikeliest of places, The Amazing Catfish has picked up awards at festivals across the globe.
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Sat, Apr 21 | 9:30 PM
UW Cinematheque
American Falls
USA | 2010 | 56 min | HD projection
dir: Phil Solomon
experimental | section: Phil Solomon Presents
plays in: Phil Solomon: American Falls
American Falls, Phil Solomon's epic cross-examination of 20th Century American history, begins with an image of Annie Edson Taylor, who became the first person to survive a plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel in 1901. | Phil Solomon, director, schedule to attend.
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Sun, Apr 22 | 11:30 AM
UW Union South Marquee
American Homes
USA | 2011 | 12 min | HD projection
dir: Bernard Friedman
documentary | section: Wisconsin’s Own
plays in: Seven Solos
This animated history of residential architecture in America unfolds while notable figures in the world of design and architecture weigh in on what a house is and can be.
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Sat, Apr 21 | 4:00 PM
UW Cinematheque
Sun, Apr 22 | 5:15 PM
UW Cinematheque
An American in Sophiatown
USA | 2009 | 63 min | digital projection
dir: Michael Rogosin
documentary | section: Restorations and Rediscoveries
plays in: Come Back, Africa
A compelling documentary about the making of Come Back, Africa.
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Sat, Apr 05 | 6:30 PM
UW Chazen Museum of Art
Sun, Apr 06 | 1:15 PM
UW Chazen Museum of Art
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
USA | 2013 | 82 min | HD projection
dir: Grace Lee
documentary | section: New American Cinema, New International Documentaries
Known for her landmark work on behalf of black communities during the civil-rights era, 99 year-old Chinese-American Boggs is no stranger to radical stances. This fast-paced portrait is irresistibly inspiring.
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Sat, Apr 11 | 4:45 PM
Sundance Cinema 1
Thu, Apr 16 | 3:30 PM
Sundance Cinema 1
The Amina Profile
Canada | 2015 | 84 min | DCP |
In French, Arabic with English subtitles

dir: Sophie Deraspe
documentary | section: New International Documentaries
An online romance spirals into a real-world political thriller in this penetrating examination of trust in the information age.
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Sat, Apr 11 | 7:00 PM
UW Cinematheque
And I Will Rise if Only to Hold You Down
USA | 2011 | 25 min | HD projection
dir: Jennifer Reeder
narrative
plays in: Blood Below the Skin: Films by Jennifer Reeder
Jennifer Reeder’s short film navigates a suburban existence that is alternately mundane and mysterious. | Jennifer Reeder, Director
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Thu, Apr 03 | 9:15 PM
UW Cinematheque
Another Song About the Sea
USA | 2013 | 25 min | HD projection
dir: Jeremy Bessoff
animation | section: Wisconsin’s Own, New American Cinema
plays in: Of Vodka, Water & Mannequins
Striking stop-motion techniques give this melancholic meditation on a middle-aged couple’s emotional estrangement an air of delicate tactility.
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Sat, Apr 11 | 3:45 PM
UW Union South Marquee
Anything Goes
Alles Mag!
Netherlands | 2014 | 23 min | HD projection |
In Dutch with English subtitles

dir: Steven Wouterlood
narrative | section: Big Screens, Little Folks
plays in: Natural Sciences
Eleven-year-old Tygo has recently moved to Amsterdam and is having difficulty being accepted by his peers. Things change when, during a class presentation about the carnival in his small hometown, he shares a story that forces his classmates to reconsider their behavior.
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Sat, Apr 05 | 4:30 PM
Sundance Cinema 1
Sun, Apr 06 | 1:30 PM
UW Elvehjem Building
Approaching the Elephant
USA | 2014 | 89 min | HD projection
dir: Amanda Rose Wilder
documentary | section: New International Documentaries
At a radical elementary school in Little Falls, New Jersey, all classes are optional and rules are determined by democratic vote. This riveting documentary tracks a Free School’s first year. | Amanda Rose Wilder, director
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Fri, Apr 12 | 6:45 PM
UW Elvehjem Building
Sat, Apr 13 | 5:30 PM
Sundance Cinema 1
Approved for Adoption
Coleur de peau: Miel
Belgium, France | 2012 | 71 min | HD projection |
In French with English subtitles

dir: Jung, Laurent Boileau
animation | section: New International Cinema
plays in: Approved for Adoption
Jung, the Korean-born hero of this inventive and moving animated memoir, is only five years old when he’s found abandoned and wandering the streets of Seoul in 1970. His life then completely changes when he is adopted and sent to live with a couple in France.
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Sat, Apr 13 | 9:30 PM
UW Cinematheque
Arbor
USA | 2012 | 7 min | HD projection
dir: Janie Geiser
experimental | section: Short Film Programs
plays in: Myth Labs: Recent Experimental Animation
Sat, Apr 13 | 9:30 PM
UW Cinematheque
Asthma
USA | 1995 | 2 min | digital projection
dir: Martha Colburn
experimental | section: Short Film Programs
plays in: Myth Labs: Recent Experimental Animation
Mon, Apr 13 | 9:00 PM
Sundance Cinema 1
The Astrologer
USA | 1975 | 96 min | DCP
dir: Craig Denney
narrative | section: Restorations and Rediscoveries
Writer/director/star Craig Denney concocted this demented opus about a sham artist/carnival barker who begins picking pockets on the fairgrounds and ends up a world-renowned fortune teller.
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Sat, Apr 05 | 2:30 PM
Sundance Cinema 5
Atomic Dream
USA | 2013 | 26 min | HD projection
dir: Melanie Ruiz, Derek Lartaud
documentary | section: Wisconsin’s Own
plays in: Shorts From Mars
This stimulating documentary chronicles the public achievements and private obsessions of physicist Freeman Dyson, who took on a lead role in constructing a nuclear-bomb powered space ship in 1958 but soon found his scientific aspirations in conflict with growing concern over atomic fallout. 2014 Golden Badger award winner | Melanie Ruiz, Derek Lartaud
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Sun, Apr 06 | 11:30 AM
UW Cinematheque
Wed, Apr 09 | 1:45 PM
Sundance Cinema 1
The Auction
Le Démantèlement
Canada | 2013 | 111 min | HD projection |
In French with English subtitles

dir: Sébastien Pilote
narrative | section: New International Cinema
Sebastien Pilote, the Quebecoise director who brought us the 2012 WFF favorite, The Salesman, returns with another tale about fathers and daughters and changing times.
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Fri, Apr 10 | 9:15 PM
UW Chazen Museum of Art
Audition
USA | 2012 | 4 min | HD projection
dir: Karen Yasinsky
experimental
plays in: Enough to Make You Mad: Experimental Short Films
Puppetry, hand-drawn animation and cinematic quotation evoke uneasy emotional states.
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Tue, Apr 16 | 9:15 PM
Sundance Cinema 1
Thu, Apr 18 | 7:00 PM
Sundance Cinema 1
Augustine
France | 2012 | 102 min | 35mm |
In French with English subtitles

dir: Alice Winocour
narrative | section: New International Cinema, Closing Night Selection!
Based on the true story of a pioneering neurologist’s obsessive relationship with his star patient, Alice Winocour’s directorial debut is a darkly sensual evocation of Belle Époque France.
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Sat, Apr 11 | 11:00 PM
UW Union South Marquee
Avenging Force
USA | 1986 | 104 min | 35mm
dir: Sam Firstenberg
narrative | section: Restorations and Rediscoveries
One of the greatest pieces of action schlock cranked out by Cannon Films, Avenging Force is the ultimate vehicle for Cannon superstar Michael Dudikoff.
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Sun, Apr 12 | 11:00 AM
MMoCA
Avenue of Light
L'Avenida de la Luz
USA, Argentina | 2014 | 4 min | HD projection
dir: Mark Street
documentary | section: Wisconsin’s Own
plays in: Wisconsin’s Own en Español
In this literally sparkling short, the streets of Buenos Aires come alive with the multi-colored toy lights sold by local street vendors.
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Wed, Apr 17 | 9:15 PM
Sundance Cinema 6
Awesome Transformation Sequence
USA | 2011 | 2 min | HD projection
dir: Ryan Perez
narrative | section: Short Film Programs
plays in: Visions of Comedy and Terror: Shorts from Rodney Ascher and Josh Fadem
Thu, Apr 18 | 9:15 PM
Sundance Cinema 1
Awful Nice
USA | 2013 | 88 min
dir: Todd Sklar
narrative
plays in: Awful Nice
Explosively funny, this SXSW hit hurtles from one gut-busting scene to another with the wild, plastered energy of an epic pratfall. | Director Todd Sklar and co-writer/actor Alex Rennie scheduled to attend.
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