Director's Cut Videos

Director's Cut Videos

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.

Bob Pondillo, "The New, True, Charlie Wu"

Premiered: July 29, 2010

Charlie's an accountant, who dreams of becoming something more, something he loves. For anyone who has struggled with, "Do I do what I love or do I do what makes me money even if I hate it?" Charlie Wu will inspire viewers to follow their dreams.

JJ Kelley & Ben Gottfried, "Paddle to Seattle"

Premiered: July 22, 2010

"Paddle to Seattle: Journey through the Inside Passage" is an independent documentary chronicling the progress of two intrepid adventurers paddling handmade wooden Pygmy kayaks from Alaska to Seattle.

James Bett Jr. and William Zenobia, "Into The Pit"

Premiered: July 15, 2010

"Into The Pit" tells the story of Wes Vance and Aaron Frye, two seemingly unremarkable Kentuckians who have lived in the small town of Prestonsburg their entire lives. Looking for a change, they turn their love of horror films into a radio show that soon that soon takes on a life of its own.

Peter Rudy and Ivo Knezevic, "No Sleep 'til Madison"

Premiered: July 8, 2010

30-year-old Owen Fenby loves his girlfriend but he loves high school hockey more, or does he? One by one his friends are deserting his annual pilgrimage to the Wisconsin State High School Hockey Tournament forcing him to confront some harsh truths about his bizarre obsession.

Scott Smith and John Fromstein, "Being Bucky"

Premiered: July 1, 2010

When you are being Bucky for the first time, you are disoriented, and wondering why you ever got yourself into this. By the time you're done, you don't ever want to stop. Meet the seven students who play Bucky Badger during the 2007-2008 school year.

Corey Kealiher and Chris Rye, "For Liberty"

Premiered: June 24, 2010

This documentary follows the historic Ron Paul campaign from the perspective of grassroots activists and showcases the unique often bizarre, yet, groundbreaking projects they undertook as they brushed aside traditional campaign methodology.

Rob Yeo, UWM Peck School of the Arts Student Films

Premiered: June 17, 2010

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Peck School of the Arts shares films from its 29th-Annual UWM Student Film Festival. Department of Film Chair Rob Yeo discusses the student program, plus several young directors join us to talk about their films.