Issue #349 Jan. 10, 2018

'We Can Do This, Right?'

EC natives band together to create ambitious web series

Eric Christenson

Ben Beckley (Kreibich), a schizophrenic, and her friend Alex Aldin (Alex Raney), a recovering pill addict, are sharing a moment both fresh out of treatment and therapy. The unlikely duo bond over their shared ...

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Issue #348 Dec. 27, 2017

Fame in Vain

UW-Stout faculty produce award-winning short film

by Lauren Fisher, photos by UW-Stout News

Vanitá, a film directed by former UW-Stout professor Kevin Pontuti and starring former Menomonie resident Alexandra Loreth, won two awards at the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival on ...

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Issue #339 Aug. 23, 2017

Lights, Camera, Lumber

film brings timber era to life with local settings

Haley Wright

The Lumber Baron, a locally written, locally produced movie about the Chippewa Valley’s fabled timber era, has almost completed filming and will debut shortly after the new year. The film was written by Karen Hurd of Scene & Hurd Productions ...

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Issue #335 June 28, 2017

Micon: The Return

Micon Cinemas 7 remodel upgrades the movie magic

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A whole new VIP movie-going experience is bubbling in Eau Claire thanks to the remodel and revamp of the Micon Cinemas 7 theater on London Road, including the addition of a bar and restaurant ...

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Issue #330 April 19, 2017

Far-Ranging Festival

film fest screens short flicks from around state, world

Emily Kinzel

Grab your popcorn, your Twizzlers, and your oversized soda because it’s time for the second annual Chippewa Valley Film Festival. The CVFF – April 22 at Micon Cinemas Downtown in Eau Claire ...

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Issue #330 April 5, 2017

Awkward & Uncovered

Found Footage Festival returns for two special shows

Eric Christenson, photos by Scott Kunkel

The Found Footage Festival – two UW-Eau Claire grads Nick Preuher and Joe Pickett – scour the country’s thrift stores and flea markets for obscure, gut-busting, sometimes troubling ...

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Issue #316 September 21, 2016

Ibsen, Explained

Norwegian playwright the focus of director’s presentation

by Doug Pearson

Current readers of crime fiction have discovered that some of the most interesting work is coming from the Nordic countries. Joe Nesbø, Norwegian musician and writer, has been selling millions ...

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