Director's Cut Videos

Director's Cut Videos

Ryan Sarnowski & Chrystal White - "Passing the Baton"

Premiered: June 22, 2012

For 30 years, the late Joe Sims worked to give Milwaukee urban youth something positive to do in the summers and to help them find a road to college. Through his Milwaukee Striders Track Club, Sims taught hundreds of kids how running can build a path to a better life. Produced by doc|UWM, this film follows the athletes as they go from the streets of Milwaukee to the Junior National Olympics.

Frank G. Caruso - "This is My Sister"

Premiered: May 25, 2012

In 1957, when nearly all babies born with developmental disabilities were institutionalized, Earl & Marion said, “No, not Mary,” even as the doctors said Mary would not even know their name or may even harm their family. Mary's two sisters take Earl & Marion's example of what unconditional love is, redefining it evermore.

Nicholas Langholff & Darren Burrows - Driftless Film Fest

Premiered: May 18, 2012

The Driftless Film Festival showcases independent films in beautiful venues in southwestern Wisconsin while enriching the community with face-to-face interaction with the filmmakers. Lovely By Surprise- In this stunning, offbeat film, an aspiring novelist tries to kill off her protagonist with real-world repercussions.

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.


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