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Wisconsin Film Festival | April 18-22 2012 | Madison
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Thu, Apr 19 | 7:30 PM
Orpheum Theatre
Fri, Apr 20 | 7:30 PM
Sundance Cinema 1
Dominque Abel
The Fairy
Belgium, France | 2011 | 94 min | 35mm |
In French with English subtitles

narrative
This delightful romantic comedy tells of a clerk at a run-down hotel whose humdrum overnight shift is interrupted by a self-described fairy who offers to grant him three wishes.

Thu, Apr 19 | 9:30 PM
UW Chazen Museum of Art
Natalia Almada
El Velador
Mexico, USA | 2011 | 72 min | digital projection |
In Spanish with English subtitles

documentary
This haunting documentary chronicles the day-to-day life and transformation of the El Jardin Cemetery in the Mexican city of Culiacán, which serves as the final resting place for many of Mexico’s fallen drug lords.

Fri, Apr 20 | 2:00 PM
Orpheum Theatre
Sun, Apr 22 | 1:00 PM
Sundance Cinema 2
Norberto López Amado
How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?
United Kingdom | 2010 | 80 min | HD projection
documentary
Stunningly photographed featuring breathtaking aerial shots, How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? documents the life and influence of prolific British architect Norman Foster.

Sat, Apr 21 | 11:00 AM
UW Cinematheque
Dave Andrae
Robert on His Lunch Break
USA | 2010 | 24 min | digital projection
experimental
plays in
Robert on His Lunch Break and Other Experimental Shorts from Wisconsin's Own
Robert is just trying to get a to-go order of food, but he’s accosted by an interlocutor who proceeds to berate him — perhaps telepathically.

Sat, Apr 21 | 2:00 PM
Monona Terrace
Thom Anthony
Walt
USA | 2011 | 11 min | digital projection
narrative
plays in
Nindy and Other Shorts from Wisconsin's Own
Art, friendship, and the ability to see things differently all intertwine in this touching film shot right here in Madison.

Thu, Apr 19 | 4:30 PM
UW Union South Marquee
Sat, Apr 21 | 2:30 PM
UW Chazen Museum of Art
Ruaridh Arrow
How to Start a Revolution
United Kingdom | 2011 | 87 min | digital projection
documentary
Gene Sharp’s book From Dictatorship to Democracy is a 93-page, 198-step guide to peaceably toppling oppressive regimes, and is considered the standard textbook for revolutionary leaders. Veteran journalist Ruaridh Arrow explores the book’s history through interviews with Sharp, his colleagues, and revolutionary leaders across the world.

Sat, Apr 21 | 7:45 PM
Bartell Theatre
Rainia Attieh
OK, Enough, Goodbye
United Arab Emirates, Lebanon | 2010 | 95 min | HD projection |
In Arabic with English subtitles

narrative
plays in
OK, Enough, Goodbye
40 years old and still living in his elderly mother’s house, our amiably cranky hero shuffles between his childhood bedroom and the bakery where he works in Tripoli. His passive lifestyle is upended when one day his fed-up mother abruptly moves out on him, forcing him to engage with the world beyond his walls.

 
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