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Movie Magic: Red Cedar Film Festival Goes Ahead Despite Virus

second annual fest brings 30+ films to Mabel Tainter

Taking place in the gorgeous Mabel Tainter Theater, this Menomonie festival — which is in its second year — will showcase over 30 films from filmmakers around the world (including Singapore, Ireland, and Sweden — as well as locally made and student-made films) from ...

Catch a Flick From Your Car Seat

Surely you can’t be serious! If you thought drive-in movie theaters are a thing of the past, think again! Head on over to the ...

Survival Story

Minneapolis-based Eau Claire grad explores Hmong experience on film

From a cinematic perspective, Minneapolis-based filmmaker Bryan Vue found that Gran Torino, the 2008 Clint Eastwood and Bee Vang film in which ...

Local Business, Global Impact

Lasker Jewelers produces documentary film on African diamond sourcing

On Friday, Nov. 8, Lasker Jewelers debuted a nearly half-hour documentary film detailing local owner Nicole Lasker and her sister Liz Falkner Lasker’s recent trip to ...

Films Spanning the Globe

Eau Claire World Film Festival moves to Pablo Center for third year

The Eau Claire World Film Festival had no ordinary beginning. It started when Chris Herriges, one of two principal organizers, made a feature film called The Vase. He submitted the film to ...

Short Stuff

Eau Claire natives host original short film program

An awkward, thoughtful second date. A look at love at first sight. An escape. An obsession. A robbery. An imagined night out with friends … On Sept. 5 and 6, four filmmakers from ...

Pulling No Punches

Eau Claire filmmaker delves into absurdist, comedic work

“Basically, two girls rob a gas station … poorly.” That’s Eau Claire filmmaker Tim Schwagel’s synopsis of Punch Me, his biggest little film to date, starring Reanna Madson and Lauren May, with supporting ...

Screen Selections

Chippewa Valley Film Festival prepares for fourth year

Of more than 500 short films submitted to the Chippewa Valley Film Festival, only 17 were chosen to be shown at the Micon Downtown Budget Cinema on Saturday, April 27 ...

All Things Weird and Wonderful

MidWest WeirdFest screens dozens of films for third year

Now in its third year, the MidWest WeirdFest is ready to hit the big screen again March 8-10 at Micon Downtown Cinema, 315 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire. With a dozen full-length films, more than 30 shorts ...

Grab a Drink, Catch a Film

Pablo Center introduces film screenings with specialty cocktails

The brand-new Pablo Center at the Confluence is launching a movie and cocktail series that is sure to be a hit! Films are lined up through spring of next year, boasting titles that are all over the board in genre and era ...

A Familiar Feeling

Jaywalking screening features local director, actors, settings

We all get a little rush out of seeing something familiar on the television screen. Be it a glimpse of a friend on local news, or a film scene set in a location we’ve been to, it gives us a sense of “knowing,” and ...