Review: CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915 @CTEK Fri Jan 24, 7pm

Camille Claudel 1915 (Bruno Dumont, France, 2013, 95 min) UW Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall, Fri Jan 24 @ 7pm» Bruno Dumont’s Camille Claudel 1915 begins with a series of title cards that very quickly explain Claudel’s background as an artist, her romantic relationship with the sculptor Auguste Rodin, and her relationship with her younger brother, […]

Catch GIGI on Big Screen Jan 20-23, Stream others by Minnelli

The Marcus Theatre Entertainment Network (screening at both Eastgate and Point theaters) will showcase three Oscar winning films this week: Gigi (1958, Vincente Minnelli), Driving Miss Daisy (1989, Bruce Beresford), and A Beautiful Mind (2001, Ron Howard). The latter two are the kind of Best Pictures that you forget, so let’s talk about Gigi. I’m posting […]

Missed CTEK Opening Weekend? Catch Up On Netflix

If you’re like me, you’re probably going to miss a lot of great screenings at the UW Cinematheque. I get out of work on Fridays too late to commute downtown fast enough to get to screenings, and this past Saturday evening I put together our new Alternative Screening Calendar (#humblebrag). All is not lost, however. For […]

Check Out Our Alternative Screening Calendar!

It is far too hard to keep track of upcoming one-off screenings or limited runs that last less than a week in Madison. Well, we here at the Madison Film Forum have addressed that issue with our new Alternative Screening Calendar. When click on Calendar in the navigation bar, you will then have the option of […]

CUTIE and NOSTALGHIA Reviews on Our Flipboard

Check out the Madison Film Forum Flipboard magazine for curated articles, reviews, and videos related to screenings and events in and around Madison. The Flipboard magazine will be updated each weekend with links provided on the Madison Film Forum Facebook page and Twitter feed. This week: Cutie and the Boxer and Nostalghia at the Cinematheque.

Stream LETHE by Lewis Klahr at Vdrome Jan 14-23

Now through January 23 you can stream experimental animator Lewis Klahr’s short film, Lethe, at Vdrome. As described at their website, Vdrome is “an online platform that offers regular, high quality screenings of films and videos directed by visual artists and filmmakers, whose production lies in-between contemporary art and cinema.” The video streams are available […]

Lessons From Chicago: Northwest Chicago Film Society on Film Exhibition

It is astonishing to realize that, in a little over five years, 35mm film has gone from a widely-supported exhibition format to the sole province of non-theatrical venues: public libraries like Northbrook, college-affiliated groups like Doc Films at the University of Chicago and Block Cinema at Northwestern, and oddball hybrids like the Brew & View. […]

Micro-Wave Cinema Series Begins Sun Jan 19

On Sunday, January 19, 7PM at 4070 Vilas Hall, the Micro-Wave Cinema Series will host its debut screening. They will showcase a double-feature of films written and directed by Zach Weintraub The International Sign for Choking (2011) and You Make Me Feel So Young (2013). The folks at the Micro-Wave Cinema series explain their goals […]

Stream J.J. Murphy’s Favorite Indie Films of 2013

This week on his blog, UW-Madison professor J.J. Murphy posted his list of favorite independent films of 2013. As he points out in his entry, many of the films played at the 2013 Wisconsin Film Festival, but Madison filmgoers would have had limited access to them outside of the festival. As part of our efforts to […]

Welcome to the Madison Film Forum!

The Madison Film Forum is a new website dedicated to promoting film culture in Madison on two fronts: providing contextual information for local screenings and improving the viewing experience in the digital domain. We want Madison cineastes to stream at least one great film every week, attend at least one great film every month, and […]