Director's Cut Videos

Director's Cut Videos

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.

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.

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.

Jim Rivett & Shelly Young, "Westbound"

Premiered: April 28, 2011

A candid portrait of 96-year-old Adolph Vandertie, Grand Duke of the Hobos, and his final confessions of a life filled with joy, heartache, and addiction. An iconic tale, Adolph struggles to achieve personal redemption by creating an astonishing collection of 4,000 hobo whimsies and tramp art carvings.

Michael Gorrie, "Nothing Personal"

Premiered: April 21, 2011

A manipulative novelist who says whatever he likes is married to a timid wife who was pushed into an open marriage. Her friend is overweight, lazy and dating a perfectionist with an eating disorder. These two relationships crash and combine into the film Nothing Personal.

Joan Juster & Paul Hill, "Alaska Far Away"

Premiered: April 14, 2011

In the midst of the despair of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal gave 202 struggling Midwestern farm families an extraordinary opportunity: a chance to start over in a far-away Alaska. Alaska Far Away tells the story of this bold government experiment, and the families who found themselves thrust into the national spotlight along the way.

Justin Daering, "Francesca"

Premiered: April 1, 2011

When a tough female cop rescues a young teenage girl who had been abducted, she finds herself unexpectedly charged with caring for this girl. The smug slimeball who had kidnapped the girl is locked up, but it's going to take a solid case to keep him that way, and he's looking to get out and get revenge.

Wisconsin 2011 Film Festival

Premiered: March 25, 2011

The 13th annual Wisconsin Film Festival is the state's premiere film festival. Meet WFF Director Meg Hamel and discuss this year's lineup. Joining her are directors whose films will be at the WFF including Robb Thompson, Chele Isaac, Brijetta Hall Walker, Brian Standing and William Q. Hartin.


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