Date America

Date America

Date America


Buy TicketsFri Feb 27, 2015 – 5:00 PM – Bushel & Peck’s



Genre:  Comedy, Documentary
Country:  U.S.
Subtitles:  No
Rating:  PG-13
Runtime:  86 min.
Director:  Bob Murray
Producer:  Bob Murray
Website :  N/A

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Synopsis


It’s a night like any other for a waitress serving at a cocktail party – at first. She tries to do her job as well as possible and would like to supply the live band with drinks to keep the music playing. But she didn’t reckon with the motley crew of party guests that get in her way time and time again, finally pushing her into a state of surreal dismay.

Luckily for her, the band members turn out to be allies rather than additional foes.



NOTE: Synopsis are typically provided directly by the filmmaker themselves. Sometimes English is not their first language. We ask reader’s understanding for less-than-perfect language and grammar

Cowboy Christmas

Sat Feb 15, 2014 –  2:00 pm — Domenico’s  Tickets
Sun Feb 16, 2014 –  2:00 pm — Café Fromage #1  Tickets

Community Partner:  Beloit Snappers

Filmmaker AttendingCowboy Christmas


Cowboy ChristmasCategory:  Documentary, Sport
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  PG
Runtime:  90 min.
Director:  H.D. Motyl
Producer:  H.D. Motyl

 

 

Synopsis:

“Cowboy Christmas” follows four professional rodeo cowboys (steer wrestlers) as they travel the rodeo circuit in the two weeks leading up to the Fourth of July, looking for rodeo fame and fortune.  The two weeks before the Fourth of July are unofficially called Cowboy Christmas, because there are 65 rodeos across 25 states and that many chances for the cowboys to win money.

NOTE:  Synopsis are typically provided directly by the filmmaker themselves. Often English is not their first language. We ask reader’s understanding for less-than-perfect language and grammar

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Sign Painter movie poster

Sign Painters

Fri Feb 14, 2014 –  7:30 pm — Café Fromage #2  Tickets
Sat Feb 15, 2014 –  7:30 pm — Café Fromage #2  Tickets
Thu Feb 20, 2014 –  7:30 pm — Domenico’s  Tickets
Sun Feb 23, 2014 –  2:00 pm — Bagels & More  Tickets

Community Partners:  Century 21 Real Estate, Grinnell Hall

Sign Painters
Always hand paint


Sign Painter movie poster
Category:  Documentary / Culture
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  G
Runtime:  81 min.
Director:  Sam Macon, Faythe Levine
Producer:  Timm Gable, Jonah Mueller

 

 

Synopsis:

As recently as the 1980s, storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards and even street signs were hand lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and ink-jet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Read more

Street Pulse

Fri Feb 14, 2014 –  7:30pm — Café Fromage #1  Tickets
Sun Feb 16, 2014 –  12:00 pm — Café Fromage #1  Tickets

Community Partner:  GIFTS Men’s Shelter | Janesville

Street Pulse
A Story of Hope and  the Homeless


Street PulseCategory:  Documentary, Urban
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  PG
Runtime:  68 min.
Director:  Marc Kornblatt
Producer:  Marc Kornblatt

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Synopsis:

Robert and Angel, a homeless couple, are trying to make a normal life for themselves. When we first meet them, they are living under a bridge and biking four miles every day to downtown Madison, Wisconsin where they sell Street Pulse, a newspaper about people such as themselves.

The two met on the street just months after Robert’s release from prison. Now 51, Robert served 26 years for a terrible crime. Angel, 22, diagnosed as bi-polar, was kicked out of her family’s home for repeated bouts of binge drinking. Separated in age by nearly 30 years, they are as unlikely a couple as one might meet, yet they are not only devoted to each other, they are gradually working their way off the street, through hard work and support of a network of volunteers and social services providers.

Street Pulse, the documentary, chronicles Robert and Angel’s life together from the balmy days of summer through the harsh Wisconsin winter. Along the way, we meet other homeless newspaper vendors whose struggles and small successes bring to life the world of a group of people often ignored while trying to survive on the margins of society.

Songs composed and performed by street musicians create a soundtrack that provides another layer of authenticity to this documentary and helps tell the story of the people featured in the film.

 

NOTE:  Synopsis are typically provided directly by the filmmaker themselves. Often English is not their first language. We ask reader’s understanding for less-than-perfect language and grammar

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Date America Movie Poster

Date America

Date America
8 Dates, 8 States, 1 Road Trip.


Date America Movie Poster
Category:  Comedy / Documentary
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  PG-13
Runtime:  86 min.
Director:  Bob Murray
Producer:  Bob Murray

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Synopsis:

Wisconsinite Bob Murray finds himself in the awkward position of being a bachelor at 34 while all of his peers are settling down and starting families. Read more