Film Guide For Wisconsin Film Festival

For all you film buffs out there–we’ve created a quick cheat sheet of all the CREECA-region-related films that will be shown at the upcoming Wisconsin Film Festival!

This year’s festival runs from April 4 to April 11. Click here to check out the CREECA film guide!

  • Leto [Russia] – While the ideal of rock ‘n’ roll rebellion has long been the stalest cliché in the book, this Russian drama about influential, tragically short-lived Soviet singer-songwriter Viktor Tsoi, reminds us of a time and place where it really meant something—the Brezhnev era in the USSR.
    • Friday, April 5 @ 1:30 PM and Sunday, April 7 @ 3:30 PM, AMC Madison-Cinema 1
  • Once There was a House (Жил был дом) [Russia] – Part of “Short and Sweet” – In the beginning, the new high-rise building is admired by everyone. But when the elevator breaks, people get nostalgic…
    • Saturday, April 6 @ 10:00 AM, The Marquee, Union South
  • Doll’s Letters (Письма куклы) [Russia] – Part of “Short and Sweet” – When a little girl loses her favorite doll in the busy city, the nicest postman on earth invents and incredible story to help the girl get over her loss.
    • Sunday, April 7 @ 10:00 AM, The Marquee, Union South
  • I Want to Live in the Zoo [Russia] – Part of “Short and Sweet” – Who wants to do homework, tidy up, and eat porridge when one can live in a zoo?
    • Sunday, April 7 @ 10:00 AM, The Marquee, Union South
  • The House (Domek) [Czech Republic] – Part of “Short and Sweet” – The house is outraged when it wakes up and finds that it was described in exchange for a modern high-tech mansion.
    • Sunday, April 7 @ 10:00 AM, The Marquee, Union South
  • The Fruits of Clouds [Czech Republic] – When their food supply runs low, little Furry makes a great discovery, but it needs to overcome its fear of the dark woods to get to the food source.
    • Saturday, April 6 @ 1:45 PM, The Marquee, Union South
  • The Witch Hunters [Serbia, Macedonia] – Rasko Miljkovic’s first feature is an honest portrayal of struggle and acceptance, and how true friendship can lead to unknown inner strength.
    • Saturday, April 6 @ 1:45 PM, The Marquee, Union South
  • Forbidden Paradise [USA] –  Ernst Lubitsch’s only American film with the great silent star Pola Negri who starts in a delightfully ahistorical costume melodrama about the erotic seduction and lonely deprivations of Catherine the Great.
    • Sunday, April 7 @ 11:00 AM, UW Cinematheque
  • Meeting Gorbachev [UK, USA, Germany] – Featuring wide-ranging conversations between co-director Werner Herzog and the last leader of the Soviet Union, Meeting Gorbachev is a tribute to a pivotal and misunderstood world figure in the twilight of his life.
    • Sunday, April 7 @ 1:15 PM and Monday, April 8 @ 4:00 PM, AMC Madison-Cinema 6
  • None Shall Escape [USA] – the first and only Hollywood movie to address the Holocaust during the war by Hungarian emigre director Andre De Toth who witnessed the German invasion of Poland in 1939.
    • Sunday, April 7 @ 12:45 PM, UW Cinematheque
  • Who Will Write Our History? [USA] – From the inside of the Warsaw ghetto, Emanuel Ringelblum, a Polish-Jewish historian, launched a desperate, secretive campaign to preserve the history and the voices of those about to be wiped off the face of the earth.
    • Wednesday, April 10 @ 6:00 PM, AMC Madison-Cinema 6