Dane County Libraries Host Free Wisconsin Film Festival Previews

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 4:37pm

Five Dane County libraries offer film screenings and discussions

Get ready for the Wisconsin Film Festival with free “Sneak Peek” previews of the 18th annual Wisconsin Film Festival (April 14-21, 2016)!  These events will offer residents across Dane County a chance to watch trailers for this year's films, learn about the ins and outs of the Wisconsin Film Festival from festival staff, and enjoy guided discussions about the largest campus-based film festival in the United States. 
 
Film screenings for adults include:
 
Madison Public Library – Pinney, 204 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison, WI
Friday, March 18, 6:30-8 pm
With Amanda McQueen, Wisconsin’s Own Programmer
with pizza donated by Ian’s Pizza on State
 
Madison Public Library – Central, Room 302, 201 W. Mifflin St., Madison, WI
Tuesday, March 22, 6:30-8 pm
With Mike King, Senior Programmer
 
Madison Public Library – Sequoya, 4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison, WI
Wednesday, March 23, 6:30-8 pm
With Jim Healy, Director of Programming
 
Sun Prairie Public Library, 1350 Linnerud Dr., Sun Prairie, WI
Tuesday, March 29, 6:30-8 pm
With Ben Reiser, Festival Coordinator
 
Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, WI
Wednesday, March 30, 6:30-8 pm
With Ben Reiser, Festival Coordinator
 
The fun continues with the 4rd annual Pinney Mini Film Fest on Friday, April 1, 6-8 pm at the Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Road, Madison. Ben Reiser, Wisconsin Film Festival Coordinator will emcee an evening of locally made films and Q&A sessions with film directors including LITTLE AMERICA by Kurt Raether (winner of a 2015 Wisconsin’s Own Golden Badger Award), GEOFFREY BROUGHE HANDLES CONFRONTATION POORLY with director Jon Phillips, PRAIRIE BURNS with director Elizabeth Wadium, and TALE OF THE SPOTTED COW by director Bill Roach.  Willy Street Co-op is generously donating refreshments.
 
These events are a collaboration between Dane County libraries and the Wisconsin Film Festival, and are funded in part by funded in part by Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Madison Community Foundation.

About Wisconsin Film Festival
The Wisconsin Film Festival is presented by the UW-Madison Arts Institute in association with the Department of Communication Arts. Founded in 1999, the Festival presents an average of 150 film screenings over 8 days every spring, making it the largest university-produced film festival in the nation. The Festival is known for its diverse film offerings: American independent, international cinema, documentaries, experimental and avant-garde, resorted classics, the Wisconsin’s Own Competition (selections featuring Wisconsin filmmakers, themes, or settings) and Children’s Cinema: Big Screens, Little Folks. We strive to make films screened during the Festival accessible for all audiences.  Follow the Wisconsin Film Festival online at wifilmfest.org, Wisconsin Film Festival on Facebook, or @wifilmfest on Twitter
 
About Beyond the Page
Beyond the Page is a joint project of the Dane County Library Service and all municipal public libraries in Dane County.  Supported by a permanent endowment held by the Madison Community Foundation, the project annually funds humanities programming in libraries throughout the county forever. For more information, visit beyondthepage.info, Beyond the Page on Facebook, or @beyond_the_page on Twitter.
 
About Madison Public Library
Madison Public Library’s tradition of promoting education, literacy and community involvement has enriched the City of Madison for more than 140 years. Nine locations throughout the City of Madison are open six days per week and welcome over 2.2 million visits each year. For more information, visit madisonpubliclibrary.org, Madison Public Library on Facebook, or @madisonlibrary on Twitter.
 

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