WPT's June "Director's Cut" Highlights Independent Filmmakers and Their Films

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May 22, 2012

For More Information:
Lynn Brockmeyer, publicist, 608-263-3364, lynn.brockmeyer@wpt.org
Mary Pokorney-Donelan, WPT producer, 608-262-6456, mary.pokorney-donelan@wpt.org

Wisconsin Public Television’s (WPT) June Director’s Cut interviews local filmmakers followed by a presentation their film on Director’s Cut Presents.

At 9 p.m. Friday, June 8, Director’s Cut Host Charles Monroe-Kane interviews director/co-writer Brian Kline and co-writer Dan Scherer about their film “The Making of Striker.” At 9:30 p.m., Director’s Cut Presents features the film that chronicles the duo as they fulfill their dream of creating a music video about bowling. The complete music video “Striker” follows the documentary.

At 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, Director’s Cut features “The 48 Hour Film Project,” a contest in which teams of filmmakers are assigned a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue, and have 48 hours to create a short film containing those elements.

At 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, Director’s Cut showcases “Passing the Baton.”  The late Joe Sims started the Milwaukee Striders Track Club to provide Milwaukee boys and girls an opportunity to build their track, academic and civic skills. “Passing the Baton” documents the team's first year without Sims and the positive impact he continues to have Milwaukee’s youth.

At 9:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, Director’s Cut interviews Timm Gable producer of the film “It’s Happiness: A Polka Documentary.” The film takes a delightful look at elders who defy aging with their enjoyment and dedication to polka dancing and their mission to keep polka alive for the younger generation. A presentation of the film follows at 10 p.m.

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