Dane County Libraries Host Free Wisconsin Film Festival Previews

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 4:32pm

Four Dane County libraries offer film screenings and discussions

Get ready for the Wisconsin Film Festival with free “Sneak Peek” previews of the 19th annual Wisconsin Film Festival (March 30 - April 6, 2017)!  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 10, 6:30pm
 
Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, WI
Tuesday, March 14, 6:30pm
 
Madison Public Library – Alicia Ashman, 733 N High Point Rd., Madison, WI
Friday, March 17, 6:30pm
 
Madison Public Library – Central, Room 302, 201 W. Mifflin St., Madison, WI
Tuesday, March 21, 6:30pm
 
This year will also feature a sneak peek of Wisconsin Film Festival Children’s Film Series “Big Screens, Little Folks”. Film screenings for kids include:
 
Madison Public Library – Pinney, 204 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison, WI
Saturday, March 18, 1:00pm
“To India! To India!” with a focus on celebrating the culture & arts of India and  stories in Tamil and English
 
Oregon Public Library, 256 Brook Street, Oregon, WI
Monday, March 20, 6:30pm
“Journey to Latin America!” with a focus on celebrating the culture & arts of Latin America and stories in Spanish and English
 

The fun continues with the 5th annual Pinney Mini Film Fest on Saturday, March 18 at the Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Road, Madison. This year the festival is an after-hours event with the doors opening at 6:00pm and a pre-screening performance by the White Birch Ensemble from 6:00pm – 6:30pm. The mini festival will present five short films that screened at the 2016 Wisconsin Film Festival, featuring a Q&A with some of the filmmakers and Wisconsin Film Festival Coordinator Ben Reiser. Films include RUSSIAN FOLK by Director Michael Doubek, A GRAND WALK by Director Sam Wirth, LAKESHORE PRESERVE, with Q&A by Director Austin Moore, IMMOO 240 FRAMES PER SECOND with Q&A by Director Steven Donovan, and WHITE & LAZY, with Q&A by Director James Runde. 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 Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Madison Community Foundation. More information at www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/film-fest and www.beyondthepage.info

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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