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 Student Film Program II: Experimental/Documentary

Student Film Program II: Experimental/Documentary
Fri, Apr 2 | 7:00pm | 1h45 | Fredric March Play Circle | Order Code:
With filmmakers Ya-Ling Tsai, Eric Gerber, Anne Barber, Andrew Rosas, Christopher Zahn, Evelyn Grooten, Ariana Hamidi, Alexis Gill, Brennan Vance, Ben Hutchinson, Alex Petzold, Geoff Thomas, Jackie Bradley, and Chuck Matteson in person.
Student Film Program II: Experimental/Documentary
Sat, Apr 3 | 1:00pm | 1h45 | Fredric March Play Circle | Order Code:
With filmmakers Ya-Ling Tsai, Eric Gerber, Anne Barber, Andrew Rosas, Christopher Zahn, Evelyn Grooten, Ariana Hamidi, Alexis Gill, Brennan Vance, Ben Hutchinson, Alex Petzold, Geoff Thomas, Jackie Bradley, and Chuck Matteson in person.

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Student Film Program II: Experimental/Documentary

Experimental Short, Documentary Short | USA | 81 min | 

Student filmmakers from all over Wisconsin premiere their experimental and documentary shorts-insightful films that explore the full range of human emotions through the eyes of today's youth.

– Tony Cippolle

Part of the Series:  Wisconsin’s Own Filmmakers
Sponsor:  Wisconsin Film Office, WUD Film Committee



 Aldara
 Aldara

Experimental Short | USA | 2003 | 4 min | B/W | Mini DV

Director:  Eric Gerber

(Madison Premiere) Touching an infected person's lesions can transmit cells containing the virus. Only total absence of any contact with infected tissue will avoid transmission. Filmmaker Eric Gerber is an undergraduate in Film Production at UW-Milwaukee. His short, Frozen Moment, appears in Student Film Program II: Experimental/Documentary.




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 Bloom
 Bloom

Experimental Short, Animated Short | USA | 2003 | 5 min | Color | Mini DV

Director:  Anne Barber

(Midwest Premiere) Bloom animates the body, employing a palette of pinks and reds to reveal true beauty in an intimately constructed space. Anne Barber is earning her MFA in Film Production at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.




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 Broshennye
 Broshennye

Experimental Short, Documentary Short | USA | 2003 | 4 min | Color | Mini DV

Director:  Andrew Rosas
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The Surgery Room

(Madison Premiere) In the past three decades many Russian families have suffered severe financial depression. Unable to support their elderly parents, they are forced to abandon their loved ones outside desolate, unfunded hospitals. Filmmaker Andrew Rosas is a junior at UW-Milwaukee, majoring in film. His narrative short, East Saint Paul, appears in Student Film Program I: Narrative.




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 Dreams of America
 Dreams of America

Experimental Short, Narrative Short | USA | 2002 | 7 min | B/W | Mini DV

Director:  Christopher Zahn
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FUNTUP Productions

(Madison Premiere) Since Mariko Ujihisa was a little girl, she never stopped dreaming of coming to America, illustrated here through stop-motion animation. Filmmaker Christopher Zahn is a senior studying film at UW-Milwaukee where his production company FUNTUP Productions has orchestrated a handful of art, music, and film festivals.




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 Frozen Moment
 Frozen Moment

Experimental Short | USA | 2003 | 2 min | B/W | 16mm

Director:  Eric Gerber

(Madison Premiere) It was a very cold day; for a brief moment he could see himself trapped inside a broken ice cube. Filmmaker Eric Gerber is an undergraduate in Film Production at UW-Milwaukee. His other experimental short, Aldara, appears in Student Film Program II: Experimental/Documentary.




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 Goodbye Milwaukee
 Goodbye Milwaukee

Experimental Short, Documentary Short | USA | 2003 | 16 min | Color | Mini DV

Director:  Kookhee Choi

(Madison Premiere) A touching look into the life of an international student at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee woven into the recipe for "kim chi," a memento of home.




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 International Rhythms
 International Rhythms

Experimental Short, Documentary Short | USA | 2003 | 3 min | Color | Mini DV

Director:  Evelyn Grooten
Cast:  Isaiah Thompson, Olga Lucia Arciniegas, Marco Aurelio Sousa Alves, Regina Carla Lapate, Nighat Majid, Erik D. Lebby

(World Premiere) Seven American and international students sing songs from their home countries in Evelyn Grooten's documentary. Grooten studies film, television, and new media at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands; she made this film as an exchange student in the Department of Communications Arts at UW-Madison.




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 Lovely Lonely
 Lovely Lonely

Experimental Short | USA | 2003 | 2 min | B/W | 16mm, 1.33

Director:  Ariana Hamidi

(World Premiere) Lovers "meant to be" are never meant to be in this illustration of a tender love story. Filmmaker Ariana Hamidi is a graduate student in Film at UW-Milwaukee.




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 NagyAjta
 NagyAjta

Documentary Short | USA, Romania | 2003 | 8 min | Color | Mini DV

Director:  Alexis Gill
Cast:  Edit Lőrincz

(Madison Premiere) A briliant glimpse into everyday life in rural Transylvania. Alexis Gill, a film student at UW- Milwaukee, has lived in Hungary and Romania and plans on returning to Nagy-Ajta again soon.




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 No Mutton Huts in Heaven
 No Mutton Huts in Heaven

Documentary Short | USA | 2003 | 13 min | Color | Mini DV

Director:  Brennan Vance
Cast:  Scott , Chris , Aaron , Butch , Bob

(World Premiere) Brennan Vance, a film student at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, delves into the spiritually taxing vocation of gravedigging where one must maintain humility in the face of death and sorrow daily.




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 Operation: American Freedom
 Operation: American Freedom

Documentary Short | USA | 2003 | 14 min | Color | Mini DV

Director:  Chuck Matteson, Jackie Bradley

(Madison Premiere) A documentary exploring the idea of patriotism in regards to President Bush's war in Iraq. Jackie Bradley and Chuck Matteson, UW-Superior Mass Communications majors, address the validity of Bush's justification for war.




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A Poem By Steve Timm
 A Poem By Steve Timm

Experimental Short | USA | 2004 | 1 min | Color | Mini DV

Director:  Ya-Ling Tsai
Cast:  Steve Timm

(World Premiere) Steve Timm's intense performance of a uniquely inspired piece. Filmmaker Ya-Ling Tsai is pursing her MFA in Art at UW-Madison.




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