Issue #209 Aug. 9, 2012

Filming Uniroyal

locally made Uniroyal documentary in the works

Kinzy Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It has been 20 years since the hulking brick building on the horizon above the Eau Claire River hosted the smell of lampblack – a key ingredient, I learned, in tire manufacturing. Both the term and the industry are foreign to me, a fact not lost ...

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Issue # 205 June 14, 2012

Grand Theft Matrimony

local rom-com premieres

Thom Fountain

Grand Theft Matrimony is a labor of love, both the movie and the crime itself. For the last three years executive producer Jason Boehm of Eight Foot Squid Productions has been working with a local crew to create a feature film and it’s finally ...

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Issue #202 May 3, 2012

Glue Man

short film by Found Footage founders winning awards

Ben Rueter

You see them on VH1 and the History Channel. Talking heads that offer one solid piece of information that takes you through a transition on to the next topic. Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher – co-founders of the Found Footage Festival – call these ...

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Issue #202 May 3, 2012

Finding Jeff

former local working on Dahmer documentary

Jeanie Butzler

Andrew Swant delivered pizzas for Rocky Rococo’s all through his academic career as an art major at UW-Eau Claire. After graduating in 2000, he went on first to substitute teach, then to walk dogs, and once found himself watching Monday Night ...

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Issue #201 Apr. 19, 2012

A Look Behind the Veil ...

locally screened documentary looks at sex slavery

Thom Fountain

To many, slavery may seem like a problem we solved a century ago, but believe it or not still today there are 27 million enslaved people around the world. The hard-hitting documentary Nefarious: Merchant of Souls seeks to tell the story of those ...

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Issue #200 Apr. 5, 2012

The Entertainers

comedic documentary details Old-Time Piano contest

Brittni Straseske

While many have forgotten old-time piano music, local filmmakers Nick Holle and Michael Zimmer (Illegal Use of Joe Zopp) keep the spirit of ragtime alive in their new documentary, The Entertainers. The comedic documentary goes deep within ...

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Issue #195 Jan. 26, 2012

On the Mountain

local filmmaker finishes short film, Sugar Mountain

Scott Morfitt, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Seeing as daylight has a shelf life in the winter, those of us craving a sunlight fix this winter can get a big gulp of endless summer day action in Peter Elliot Eaton’s short film Sugar Mountain. The recently completed 17-minute film follows ...

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Issue #194 Jan. 12, 2012

Frozen River Film Festival

sizable regional film festival just a short drive away

Emily Anderson

For the eighth year, the Frozen River Film Fest will take place January 25-29 in Winona, at Winona State University. The festival will feature more than 40 films and documentaries as well as live music, workshops, and free activities for kids.

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Issue #190, Nov. 10, 2011

Into the Woods

filming the northwoods fairytale ‘North Passage’

Heidi Kraemer

“I think it will be a pretty powerful film that uses current events as a way to explore timeless narrative questions.” – Kevin Pontuti, director of North Passage

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Issue #189, Oct. 27, 2011

Saturday: Found vs. Found

Found Footage Fest returns with Found Magazine in tow

Trevor Kupfer

This show promises hilarious videos, written notes, and a two-on-two battle of epic proportions between Found Footage Festival and Found Magazine, so it’s safe to say fans of comedy (and cool stuff in general) won’t want to miss it.

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Issue # 188, Oct. 13, 2011

Flyway Film Festival

this year’s fest to include acclaimed documentary

Emily Anderson

If you’re a local movie snob who wouldn’t dream of going to a regional film festival (thinking they pale in comparison to the likes of Cannes, Toronto, or Sundance), the folks of Pepin and Stockholm ask you to reconsider.

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Issue # 187, Sept. 29, 2011

Food for Thought

it’s high time for a foodie movement documentary series

Scott Morfitt

What started as an idea to show one food film in Menomonie has become an eight-week series both in Menomonie and Eau Claire. Food for Thought is a first of its kind in the Valley...

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