Director's Cut Videos

Director's Cut Videos

Pete Schwaba & Lance Barber - "The Godfather of Green Bay"

Premiered: May 4, 2012

Struggling stand-up comedian Joe Keegan faces the audition of a lifetime - a chance to perform on The Tonight Show. But first, he must leave the big city and travel to rural Pine Lake, Wisconsin, to win over a talent scout and his toughest audience yet.

Wisconsin 2012 Film Festival

Premiered: April 13, 2012

The 14th annual Wisconsin Film Festival is the state's premier film festival. Meet Jim Healy and John Powers from the WFF who will talk about this year's festival. Joining them are directors whose films will be at the WFF, including Alex Pickett, Kyle Richards, Brandon Colvin, Nick Holle and Michael Neelsen.

Dan Davies & Steve Russell, "Ed Gein: The Musical"

Premiered: October 31, 2011

Straight from the pastoral farmland of Central Wisconsin, Ed Gein redefined evil. His demonic lust for the recently deceased shocked a nation. And now his life's story is chronicled through music. Ed Gein, The Musical sets the mood, tone and tempo of his medley of mirth, mayhem, murder and Mom.

Tom Mailhot, "Row Hard No Excuses"

Premiered: September 8, 2011

Row Hard No Excuses is an award-winning documentary that chronicles the voyage of the only American entry in a rowing race across the Atlantic Ocean. It is both an exciting sports-adventure story and an intimate portrait of the two-man crew that explores masculinity, midlife and ambition.

The Films of Errol Morris

Premiered: July 14, 2011

Errol Morris is the father of the modern day documentary. This Academy Award winning director sits down and discusses his films and his art in detail.

Willem Alkema, "Coming Back for More"

Premiered: July 7, 2011

Funk legend Sly Stone disappeared from the limelight for more than 20 years. Musicians and the media tried to find the recluse but failed. In 2005 Willem Alkema started searching for Sly. Sly didn't want to be found or filmed, but Willem didn't give up and finally followed Sly in his first steps on stage in decades.

Justin Eugene Evans, "A Lonely Place for Dying"

Premiered: July 7, 2011

In 1972, the Vietnam war continues and the threat of communism grips the nation in fear. In an abandoned prison on the US/Mexican border, KGB mole Nikolai Dzerzhinsky waits for his contact from the Washington Post to hand over explosive evidence against the CIA to trade for asylum. Special Agent Robert Harper's orders are clear: take the documents and kill him.

Josh Rosenberg & Scott Foley, "Tracks"

Premiered: June 30, 2011

Claire and Catherine are high school students who like many seem to always be looking for something - Claire for a way out of her old life and Cat for a way into something new. During an emotionally trying two-weeks the girls build a friendship that could last forever, but forces outside their control intervene. Cat and Claire are desperate to stay together, but are they willing to pay the price?

Ivo Stainoff, "Alligator on the Zipper"

Premiered: June 9, 2011

Women truck drivers aren't usually thought of as American folk heroes, yet these seven women evoke the qualities of modern day cowboys. Courageous, tough and with a fierce love of freedom, they heed the call of the road that speaks to their independent spirit.

Nathan Clarke, "Wrestling for Jesus"

Premiered: May 26, 2011

A man from rural South Carolina tries to find solace from the demons of his past by starting a Christian professional wrestling league. His goal is to use wrestling to evangelize his neighbors. However his passion and vision for his ministry are tested when his personal life begins to disintegrate.

Kathy Lindboe & Robin Van Ert, "NONAMES"

Premiered: May 12, 2011

Inspired by true events, NONAMES follows Kevin and his family of friends as they struggle within the confines of a small town. In the wake of tragedy, Kevin must end his extended adolescence or lose the things he holds most dear. Haunted by unsettled scores, he must leave the town he loves in order to save himself from it.

Mary Sweeney, "Baraboo"

Premiered: May 5, 2011

Set in rural Wisconsin, "Baraboo" follows six people who have each carved a life out at a rundown motel/resort. Some are there by choice, others by circumstance. They circle one another with caution, desire, humor, anger, and compassion, inching their way toward understanding.

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