Issue #314 August 24, 2016

Lake Hallie Lives

new documentary features local stories and voices

by Sammy Gibbons

Lake Hallie. That blip on the map, the sidewalk crack between Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls. To many, an unknown place that is often forgotten. To the long-time residents of the village ...

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Issue #314 August 24, 2016

Examining Ager

new film tells the story of famed Norwegian immigrant writer

by Doug Pearson

Ask people almost anywhere in Eau Claire if they know where the Waldemar Ager Museum is and you are likely to get a blank look. Even though many people pass the house twice daily on West Madison Street ...

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Issue #313 August 10, 2016

Local Film "Jaywalking" Is the Real Deal

local director, local actors, local everything ... and they need your help

by Eric Christenson

Filmmaker and Eau Claire native Peter Eaton spent the better part of the last few years working and making movies on the West Coast. Now back in the area, he’s teaming up local actors, and a local crew to bring his screenplay Jaywalking to life ...

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Issue #311 July 13, 2016

Bringing It up to Speed

EC Micon to add bar area, make aesthetic upgrades

by Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Micon Cinemas is gearing up to do some major renovations to its seven-screen theater complex on Mall Drive after the Eau Claire Plan Commission approved ...

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Issue #301 March 9, 2016

Taking Another Crack at the Vase

indie film returns to Eau Claire’s Downtown Cinema with regional scenery and humor

by Amelia Kimball

Every time he comes back to Eau Claire, film director (and Memorial High School grad) Chris Herriges feels a wave of nostalgia wash over him. He is excited his film The Vase is coming back ...

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Issue #297 January 13, 2016

Cinematic World Tour

UW-EC’s International Film Series offers four fine films for spring semester

by Laura Lash

Each semester, the Woodland Theater at UW-Eau Claire screens a dozen or more hand-picked films spanning many years and countries of origin. These choices are made by the University Activities Commission (UAC), which chooses domestic films ...

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Issue #293 November 11, 2015

Filmmaker-to-Filmmaker

pursuing your moviemaking dreams one view at a time

by Justine Childs

Former local Justin Johnson has been making short films and viral videos for the past 15 years. A graduate of Memorial High School, he now calls Los Angeles home. Justin will be screening his brand new documentary Double Digits: The Story of A Neighborhood Movie Star at Eau Claire’s Downtown Cinema on Friday, Nov. 20, at 7pm and 9pm ...

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Issue #292 October 28, 2015

Oh, Great ... Another Film Fest

despite its tongue-in-cheek name, CTV’s independent film fest will screen dozens of films – old, new, big, small

by Eric Christenson

The name of a new film festival put on by Chippewa Valley Community Television implies that when they start screening films on Nov. 13 and 14 in Eau Claire, they’ll just kinda be your everyday run-of-the-mill film festival. But the upcoming Another Independent ...

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Issue #292 October 28, 2015

Ode to the Gemini

it’s easy to be nostalgic about our legendary drive-in theater’s unbeatable atmosphere

by Barbara Arnold, photos by Serena Wagner

My friend and former neighbor, B.J. Hollars, posted a photo to Facebook in late September with a photo of his young son’s silhouette in front of the huge 90-foot movie screen showing Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) framed in the dusky, dark blue sky. “Last night at the drive-in,” it read ...

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Issue #291 October 14, 2015

Glassworks' Hilarios, Off-Beat Sketch Episode

the improv trio premiered a set of web sketches featuring well-honed characters

by Eric Christenson

Glassworks primarily dabbles in long-form improv comedy, but with the help of Peter Eaton, an LA filmmaker from Eau Claire, they’ve just finished up a pilot episode for a potential sketch comedy series. You can watch the whole 18-minute episode online now, which features a handful of hilarious ...

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Issue #289 September 16, 2015

To Eau Queer and Beyond

6th annual Eau Queer Film Festival to be its biggest yet

by Eric Christenson

The Eau Queer Film Festival, currently Eau Claire’s only film festival, is heading into its sixth year with a whole slew of important films from a wide range of genres including feature-length comedies and dramas like Game Face, a documentary about the challenges that queer athletes still face ...

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