Cinema will take Madison by storm this week, as the Wisconsin Film Festival begins screening throughout the UW-Madison campus. The festival, the largest held on a university campus in the U.S., features 150 films over eight days. The focus is on new American films, world cinema, documentaries and locally made films. A full list of what’s queued up can be found online at wifilmfest.org. Highlights this year include Why Don’t You Play in Hell?, a film by Japanese director Sion Sono that depicts a film crew who gets tied up in a bloody Yakuza war, and the world premiere of Sabbatical, a drama about a professor caring for his dying mother by writer/director Brandon Colvin, a Ph.D. candidate at UW.
Tickets are $10 and can be ordered online, purchased at the box office in the UW Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St., or by calling 608-265-2933.
April 3 – 10