Film festival doubles viewing days for 2013 | Arts & Culture
25,000 tickets already sold, rep says
In its 15th year, the Wisconsin Film Festival will present 158 films between five area theaters from April 11-18.
The festival -- programmed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arts Institute and the UW Department of Communication Arts' film studies program -- will offer four extra days of films, doubling its viewing schedule over years past.
Bernadette Watts, a development intern with the Wisconsin Film Festival, said as of Wednesday afternoon about 25,000 tickets had already been sold.
"It’s really hard to see these kind of films in Madison during the rest of the year," WFF Senior Programmer Mike King told The Badger Herald last month. "A lot of times there is a drought for art house cinema in Madison, so I think people like to take advantage of the festival."
On its website, the film festival said the 2013 lineup includes new work from internationally renowned directors including films like "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" and "Post Tenebras Lux", as well as work from Wisconsin-based filmmakers like "Street Pulse" and "Dear Mr. Watterson."
A guide including the fest's films and showtimes is available online through wifilmfest.org.
Organizers said tickets, available online or by phone at 608‑265‑2933, are $8 in advance and $10 during the festival.
-IF YOU GO-
- WHAT: 15th annual Wisconsin Film Festival
- WHERE: Five theaters throughout Madison: UW Union South Marquee on West Dayton, Sundance Cinema on North Midvale Boulevard and on University Avenue: UW Cinematheque, UW Chazen Museum of Art, UW Elvehjem Building
- WHEN: April 11-18 (showtimes vary, see online guide)
- COST: $8 in advance, $10 during festival ($5 with student ID)
- MORE INFO: Wisconsin Film Festival website or 877-963-3456