Read 2018 Rooftop Cinema program notes by programmer James Kreul in advance of each screening at the Madison Film Forum website.
Jason Furhman kicks off the Madison Film Forum tradition of breaking down the “Big Three” categories at the 2018 Wisconsin Film Festival. This year, Jason focuses on the particularly strong contingent of international films made by female directors.
Micro-Wave Cinema Series concludes four years of indie programming with five screenings in Spring 2018. Final series will debut with David Franklin’s As Far as the Eye Can See on Sunday, February 11, 7:00pm in 4070 Vilas Hall
Overture Center for the Arts will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Capitol Theater on Sunday, January 21. Free activities will include screenings of a Harold Lloyd two-reeler comedy and open house tours.
Opening night activities will include an event in Shannon Hall (formerly the Wisconsin Union Theater) where the first Wisconsin Film Festival feature film, Man of the Century, was screened in 1999.
Visit from Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land) headlines Spring 2018 UW-Cinematheque schedule. Other highlights include: Agnes Varda’s Faces Places, Lucrecia Martel’s Zama, and Abbas Kiarostami’s 24 Frames.
Not “goodbye,” but “until next time” from James Kreul, who will return to the Madison Film Forum in December.
A new cinema group in Madison, Point Blank Cinema, aspires to establish a new 16mm film screening series at Art In on East Washington Avenue, starting this Thursday with Robert Clouse’s adaptation of John D. MacDonald’s Darker Than Amber.
Jason Fuhrman shares his notes on Maria (and Everybody Else) and The Donor, two films screened during the opening weekend of the 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival.
James Kreul shares some preliminary thoughts on the first half of the 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival. Topics include admitting what he missed in his previews; applauding students for affirming their own brand; and spinning a “tale of two festivals.”