Sneaky Auteurism: Interview with Brandon Colvin, Micro-Wave Cinema

While our Wisconsin Film Festival coverage is in full swing, we will continue to cover Madison’s many other film offerings. The Micro-Wave Cinema Series, run by Brandon Colvin, is perhaps one of the lesser known and more eclectic offerings. The series’ Facebook page, which provides information, reviews, and scheduling, states the mission of the series […]

Support THE SMART STUDIOS STORY Kickstarter Campaign

Madison-based filmmaker Wendy Schneider has been working on an interesting documentary project: The Smart Studios Story. For the younger whipper-snappers out there, Smart Studios was a recording facility in Madison founded in 1982 by Butch Vig and Steve Marker, who went on to produce Nirvana’s Nevermind in 1991. Schneider’s efforts have earned her coverage in […]

Immersive 3-D Research by MFF Contributor Taylor Hanley

Madison Film Forum contributor Taylor Hanley was recently profiled on the UW-Madison College of Letters and Science News site for her research on perception and Immersive 3-D technology like the Oculus Rift headset. Many of us know people who had difficulty watching Gravity and other recent features in IMAX 3-D. Difficulties also exist for the more immersive […]

Guy Maddin interview in ISTHMUS

I had the pleasure of interviewing Guy Maddin for an article in this week’s Isthmus. Be sure to pick up a copy, anywhere downtown, or read it online at The Daily Page. Meanwhile, here is the lineup of Maddin events at the UW-Cinematheque tonight and tomorrow. From the UW Cinematheque: The emergence of filmmaker Guy […]

Sundance Announces Classic Film Series Lineup

Over at their Facebook page, Sundance Cinemas Madison has posted their upcoming lineup of Academy Award Nominated Classics. We will add them to our Alternative Screening Calendar as the start times are confirmed. Also note that if you share their announcement post on Facebook, you might win a pair of passes for the entire series. […]

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 […]

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 […]