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Sun, Apr 06 | 8:15 PM
UW Union South Marquee
20,000 Days on Earth
United Kingdom | 2014 | 95 min | HD projection
dir: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard
documentary | section: New International Documentaries
Nick Cave is one of our last great rock stars. With 20,000 Days on Earth, this singer/songwriter/author/actor/screenwriter gets a genre-defying documentary that matches his restless ambitions and relentless creativity.
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Thu, Apr 10 | 11:00 PM
T-Shirt
Get out there, into the world, but not before putting on your official 2014 Wisconsin Film Festival T shirt. It’s comfy and stylish, hip and happening.
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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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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. | Scheduled to attend: Robert Greene, director; Brandy Burre
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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. | Scheduled to attend: Amanda Rose Wilder, director
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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 | Scheduled to attend: 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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