Director's Cut Videos

Director's Cut Videos

Lev Anderson - "Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone"

Premiered: May 16, 2014

Fishbone is one of the most original bands of the last 25 years. With a blistering combination of punk and funk they demolished the walls of genre and challenged the racial stereotypes and political order of the music industry and the nation. Telling it like it is, the iconic Laurence Fishburne narrates "Everyday Sunshine," a story about music, history, fear, courage and funking on the one.

Jeremy Saville - "The Test"

Premiered: May 9, 2014

Nathan puts his unwitting fiancée Julia through a series of increasingly bizarre “stress tests” to see if she’s worthy.

David Paterson - "Love, Ludlow"

Premiered: May 9, 2014

At the office Myra, a tough, straight talking temp from Queens, takes no guff; but at home life is dominated by her eccentric, unstable younger brother Ludlow who depends on her for his every need. When Reggie, a sweetly nebbishy "suit" from work takes a shine to her, Myra slowly lets down her guard. But a deeply threatened Ludlow throws up serious roadblocks threatening all of their happiness.

Michael Zimmer & Nick Holle - "The Entertainers"

Premiered: May 2, 2014

For thirty-five years, piano players from across the world have strapped on their bow ties, arm garters, and straw boater hats and descended on Peoria, Illinois to battle for the title of World's Greatest Old-Time Piano Player. These players compete to claim glory and to remind the world that ragtime, the first truly American popular music, should not be forgotten just yet.  Co-Directors/Producers Michael Zimmer and Nick Holle discuss their film and 5 time Old-Time Piano Player finalist Faye Ballard delights with her amazing talent.

Jim Tittle - "The Price of Sand"

Premiered: April 25, 2014

Due to a rapid increase in demand, pure silica sand has become a valuable commodity and mines are opening in Minnesota and Wisconsin at a rapid rate. With new companies arriving and buying land at high prices, what is the impact of fracking on the economy and enviroment in the small towns and rural areas nearby?

Jeff Spitz & Jennifer Amdur Spitz - "Food Patriots"

Premiered: April 18, 2014

Food Patriots is focused on an issue that directly touches all of us – food. We aim to tell a story that unlocks the potential for healthier lives, a less polluted environment and new jobs that would evolve naturally if Americans shift by just 10% the way they buy, eat and educate the next generation about food.

Greg Glienna - "Desperation Boulevard"

Premiered: April 11, 2014

Joan Sweeney (Judy Tenuta) is an actress who unfortunately hit the peak of her career at the age of eight. As a child performer, she was the star of a successful television series, but as a grown-up, she can't get work to save her life. Joan has decided she needs publicity to put her career back on track, and she's thoroughly convinced there's no such thing as bad press.

Wisconsin 2014 Film Festival

Premiered: March 31, 2014

The 15th annual Wisconsin Film Festival is the state’s premier film festival. Meet Jim Healy from the WFF who will talk about this year's festival. Joining them are directors whose films will be at the WFF, including

Meghan Parkansky - "eXtreme Loyal Victorious"

Premiered: November 20, 2013

A documentary that searches for Green Bay Packers fanatics shortly before training camp started in July, 2010. The goal was simple; Find the most extreme, loyal, and passionate Packers fans, and ask them to share their stories. The element of the film that could have never been predicted, was that the Green Bay Packers would become Super Bowl Champions for the first time in 15 years.

John Mossman - "Into the Wake"

Premiered: July 5, 2013

Kyle is leading a seemingly normal existence in Chicago. But after he receives a cryptic phone call from a stranger, he is drawn back to the hills and riverbanks of Wisconsin to resolve a decades-old blood feud between his family and another clan. Soon, Kyle finds himself a prisoner in a rural shack, thoroughly enmeshed in a cycle of vengeance that may force him to atone for the sins of his past.

JJ Kelley & Ben Gottfried - "Go Ganges!"

Premiered: June 28, 2013

Two friends in a foreign land on a quest to travel the ultimate river. Adventurers Josh Thomas and JJ Kelley ("Paddle to Seattle") test their skills on an epic adventure down India's sacred river, the Ganges. Battling hardships unimaginable to most, the friends test their limits on the planet's most populated, polluted and holy river by any means of transportation possible.

Travis Torok & Kyle Probst - "The Smart Ones"

Premiered: June 21, 2013

Jim, Dean, and Sally are long time college friends attending a private school in Chicago. In order to pay for their prestigious schooling, Jim and Dean have found alternative methods to raise money, much to Sally’s disapproval. As conflicts arise amongst each other, the school, and their malevolent education teacher, Jim and Dean’s boundaries between raising money and school become blurred.


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