Wisconsin Public Television is Wisconsin's Home for Independent Film on Friday Nights

April 28, 2015

For More Information:

David Glisczinski, publicist, david.glisczinski@wpt.org

Mary Pokorney-Donelan, executive producer, mary.pokorneydonelan@wpt.org

Wisconsin Public Television is Wisconsin's Home for Independent Film on Friday Nights

A new season of independent films with Wisconsin connections begins this Friday with the statewide premiere of "Unforgettable" on Director's Cut from Wisconsin Public Television (WPT), Wisconsin's home for independent film.

"Unforgettable" (9:35 p.m. Friday, May 1) tells the remarkable story of Brad Williams, a man with an extremely detailed form of autobiographical memory, called hyperthymesia. The film reveals Williams' extraordinary mental capacity as it follows his journey from private anonymity to global notoriety. Williams has been featured on CBS' 60 Minutes and dubbed "the human Google" by ABC's Good Morning America.

The new season of Director's Cut, which airs Friday nights on WPT, presents a showcase of independent films with Wisconsin connections and features a range of genres, from documentary to comedy and drama. Each episode includes a conversation with a filmmaker, followed by a broadcast of their full-length film.

Additional highlights from the new season of Director's Cut include "Vannin'," a film about a peculiar sect of automotive enthusiasts; "Sawdust City," a uniquely Wisconsin tale of two brothers searching for their estranged father; and "Capturing Grace," in which Brooklyn's renowned Mark Morris Dance Group intersects with a group of people with Parkinson's disease to create a life-changing performance.

2015 Director's Cut Broadcast Schedule:

9:35 p.m. May 1 – "Unforgettable" by Eric Williams and Brad Williams9:35 p.m. May 8 – "The Ragged Edge: An American Comeback Story" by Matt Sienkiewicz

9:35 p.m. May 15 – "Vannin'" by Nick Nummerdor and Andrew Morgan

9 p.m. May 22 – "Sawdust City" by David Nordstrom

9 p.m. June 5 – "Lifers" by Mark Mederson

9 p.m. June 12 – "Date America" by Bob Murray

9 p.m. June 19 – "Isthmus of Misfits" by Andrew Butts, Ian John, Stefan Davis and Jackson Jones

9 p.m. June 26 – "Capturing Grace" by Dave Iverson

Schedule for July 3 – August 28 to be announced later

Archived episodes of Director's Cut are available on-demand at wpt.org/directors-cut.

Director's Cut host Pete Schwaba is a stand-up comic and actor who has appeared on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central. He is director and lead actor of the 2005 film “The Godfather of Green Bay.” He currently lives in Marinette.

WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

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