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Greetings from the UW-Madison Arts Institute!

Telltale signs such as the sun shining, snow melting, and temperatures rising all point to one thing: our favorite time of year is nearly here. We aren't talking about spring (although that certainly applies as well...) We're talking about the Wisconsin Film Festival!

The Wisconsin Film Festival is presented by the Arts Institute in association with the Department of Communication Arts. Founded in 1999, the Festival presents over 150 films in eight theaters over eight days, April 9-16.

This year, our venues are The Marquee at Union South, UW Cinematheque, Chazen Museum of Art, Capitol Theater at Overture Center for the Arts, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA), and Sundance Cinemas
Here’s a welcome chance to turn off the tube, log off the internet, and share the magic and joy of a big screen experience with your fellow Wisconsinites. You, the audience, have our strongest encouragement to try out a few things you might not normally catch. After all, there’s no better week in Madison to take a chance at the movies.
  • Visit every corner of the globe, from local supper clubs to Timbuktu.
  • See thought-provoking documentaries, oddball comedies, moving dramas, and visionary avant-garde cinema all in the same day.
  • From experimental work that expands the frame of cinema, to well-oiled genre flicks that expertly work within it, whatever your poison, you’ll find it served up, in short form and feature length, in this year's Festival.
Categories for 2015 Wisconsin Film Festival Selections include:
  • New German Cinema
  • Films de Femmes: Emerging French Women Directors
  • Futures: Debut Films from the Vanguard
  • Wisconsin's Own (including Wisconsin’s Own en Español)
  • Orson Welles: A Centennial Celebration
  • Remembering the Great War
  • Big Screens, Little Folks
  • New International Documentaries
  • New International Cinema
  • Restorations and Rediscoveries
To find additional films that are playing, visit our website at or peruse through a printed Film Guide, available wherever The Cap Times is distributed, as well as all of our venues, Whole Foods, Hilldale merchants, Madison Public Library branches, and many other locations throughout Madison. Plus, click here for details on the events also happening around the Festival.
Tickets went on sale last Saturday, March 14. We were beyond thrilled to see a rush to purchase on opening day, BUT there are still plenty of tickets available! Here's how to purchase:
  • In person (see website for more details)
    • Union South ticket booth (open noon – 8:00pm, Mon-Sat)
    • Memorial Union Campus Arts Box Office (open noon – 5:30pm, Mon-Fri)
    • Sundance Cinemas (open April 10-16, one hour before first film)
  • By phone* at 608-265-ARTS (2787)
  • Online* at
*There is a $6 per-order fee for all phone and online orders.

Ticket prices:
  • Children’s Cinema $5 (all seats)
  • General $10
  • Students/Seniors/UW Faculty & Staff/Military Personnel $8
  • Festival Pass $300
  • All Rush tickets $10 cash/voucher ONLY
We can’t wait to see you at this year’s Festival!
Translation Scientific Art Show by Angela Johnson

Transcription scientific art show by Anna-Lisa Doebley

Part of UW-Madison Science Expeditions

Friday, March 20
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Genetics-Biotechnology Center, 2nd floor
425 Henry Mall
At the Ark at Eight
Date: 3/12 - 3/23
Location: Mitchell Theatre

Sharon Isbin & Isabel Leonard
Date: 3/21
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Shannon Hall, Memorial Union

Wisconsin Film Festival
Date: 4/9 - 4/16

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Date: 4/11
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Shannon Hall, Memorial Union

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
Date: 4/25
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Frederic March Play Circle
Memorial Union
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