When The King Tilts

When The King Tilts

When The King Tilts


Wed Oct 8, 2014 – 6:30 PM – Hendricks Center for the Arts



Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Country:  U.S.
Subtitles:  No
Rating:  PG-13
Runtime:  77 min.
Director:  Drew Britton,
Producer:  Drew Britton, Logan Lark
Website :  N/A

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When The King Tilts

Synopsis


Two women arrive unannounced at a quaint bed and breakfast in hopes of finding a location for next year’s family reunion. The two best friends are greeted by Sam, the owner, informing them he’s closed for the season.

Using their wit, Carol and J.L. convince Sam to stay open a day or two longer, just for them. While getting to know each other Sam expresses his distaste for previous guests who constantly talk about themselves and their pasts.

Carol empathizes with Sam’s weariness and quickly agrees not to talk about herself. Meanwhile, J.L. becomes more and more frustrated with Sam’s guarded personality and secretive life. A whirlwind of hostility, manipulation, and discomfort kicks-up as J.L. begins to suspect her best friend forming an inappropriate bond with Sam.

Through insight and humor, ‘When The King Tilts’ explores obscure hidden corners of the human psyche, namely the many different ways we react when faced with the unknown. Making use of a small handful of characters in a picturesque setting, the film presents a complex conflict spiraling out of control not because of something somebody said, but because of someone saying nothing.



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Nightlights

NightLights

NightLights


Buy TicketsMon Feb 23, 2015 – 7:30 PM – Domenicos



Genre:  Romance, Drama
Country:  U.S.
Subtitles:  No
Rating:  PG
Runtime:  98 min.
Director:  David Midell
Producer:  Adam Dick, Keaton Wooden
Website :   Nightlights

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Nightlights

Synopsis


“NightLights” is a loving depiction of the unbreakable bond between Erin Logan and her brother Jacob, who is severely affected by autism.

They live together in relative solitude until exciting new chances for love and friendship places even greater pressure on Erin to maintain a safe, happy life for herself and her brother at the same time.

Conceived of and directed by special education teacher and filmmaker David Midell, and with support from grassroots organizations around the country, “NightLights” is an earnest and proud tribute to the resilience of family in all circumstances.



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Billy Club

Billy Club

Sat Feb 15, 2014 – 7:30 pm — Domenico’s
Sun Feb 16, 2014 –  7:30 pm — Bushel & Peck’s
Sat Feb 22, 2014 –  7:30 pm — Café Fromage #1

Community Partners:  Art Club, Sigma Chi, Suds O’Hanahans

 

Billy Club
Strike Three: You’re DEAD


Billy ClubCategory:  Comedy, Horror
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  R
Runtime:  90 min.
Director:  Drew Rosas, Nick Sommer
Producer:  Blaine Vess, Eric Gerber

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Synopsis:

A throwback to the slasher films of the 1980s, “Billy Club” is the latest splatter pic from Nick Sommer and Drew Rosas.  Fifteen years after a triple homicide tore their Little League team and community apart, four friends reconvene to pay tribute to their fallen coach and teammates, only to be menaced by a mysterious figure hidden behind and antique umpire’s mask and brandishing a nailcovered baseball bat.  This bloody, brutal romp creates a memborable new slasher villain to place alonside Jason Voorhees, Ghostface and Michael Meyers.

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Flowers of Madison

Flowers of Madison

Sat Feb 15, 2014 –  5:00 pm — Domenico’s  Tickets

Community Partners:  Beloit Rotary Club, GOGA | Beloit College

Flowers of Madison

Flowers of MadisonCategory: Documentary
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  PG
Runtime:  56 min.
Director: Amelah Resnik
Producer:  Dr. Paul Resnik

 

 

Synopsis:

“The Flowers of Madison,” a heartwarming independent documentary film, shares the stories of three culturally diverse women facing and overcoming the greatest obstacles in their lives.

Through inspirational stories of surviving breast cancer, homelessness, and postpartum depression, this film will take you on an engaging journey of laughter and tears.

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Heavy Hands

Sat Feb 15, 2014   5:00 pm — Hendricks Center for the Arts  Tickets
Sun Feb 16, 2014 –  5:00 pm — My Apartment  Tickets

Community Partner:  Beloit Independent Theatre Experience

Heavy Hands
“What’s did, is did.” in this country crime caper.

Heavy HandsCategory: Drama, Crime
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  R
Runtime: 60 min.
Director:  Sean Williamson
Producer:  Sean Williamson, Kelly Cunningham, Parker Winship

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Synopsis:

“Heavy Hands” is a 60 minute film shot entirely on super 8 featuring performances by Kumar Pallana (The Royal Tennebaums, Rushmore, The Terminal), Mark Borchardt (Cabin Fever 2, American Movie) and Frankie Latina (Modus Operandi). This country crime caper follows anti-hero Jimmy Lee as he deals with the repercussions of a dangerous and selfish act. Set in a cold Midwestern climate, Heavy Hands takes the audience through a landscape of ax wielding heavies, suicidal mailmen, and beauties of all kinds. “Heavy Hands” features music by Jaill (Sub Pop), Altos, and Hello Death.

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Mediocracy 1-3

Sat Feb 15, 2014 –  12:00 pm — Hendricks Center for the Arts  Tickets

The cast and crew will hold a Q&A session to following the screening.

Community Partner:  Beloit Noon Lion’s Club, UW Rock Theatre Club

Mediocracy 1-3

MediocracyCategory: Comedy, Web Series
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  PG-13
Runtime:  76 min.
Director:  Nikolaus Aldrich
Producer:  Nikolaus Aldrich, Brian Lis

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Synopsis:

“Mediocracy” is an up-and-coming comedy series that follows a group of college students as they navigate though average relationships, mediocre jobs, and uneventful events in pursuit of their respective career paths. Join us as BIFF screens all three episodes of the dry-witted fumblings of these characters.

The cast and crew will hold a Q&A session to following the screening.

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House of Thaddeus

Fri Feb 14, 2014 –  7:30 pm — My Apartment  Tickets

House of Thaddeus

House of ThaddeusCategory: Drama
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  R
Runtime:  107 min.
Director:  Michael Boedicker
Producer:  Michael Boedicker, William Kephart

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Synopsis:

Tom and Claire Wilson, new to DeVille, Illinois, buy a beautiful old house for a suspiciously low price from an aging man. But they soon discover their dream home has a dark past. It was the site of a mass murder on Christmas Eve 25 years earlier, and before that it was home to followers of the mysterious ‘Dr.’ Thaddeus, a local cult leader, who, though long dead, somehow still seems present in the ornamental ‘eyes’ that grace the walls of each room. Within days of moving in, an accident leaves Claire stranded at home with little to do but dwell on the house’s disturbing and magical past. Soon word gets out that the house has new owners, and people curious about its past and believing in its special powers ‘haunt’ the house with their requests for tours. Tom, a physics teacher at the local high school, just wants to live in peace and has no tolerance for the throng of believers that come to the door. But Claire, sympathetic to their curiosity and determined to find a way to pay their bills, begins charging for tours. Tom and Claire stand their ground, and as Claire is seduced by the old magic that surrounds them, their marriage begins to crumble.

 

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Mulligan

Sat Feb 15, 2014 –  7:30 pm — Café Fromage #1  Tickets
Sun Feb 16, 2014 –  5:00 pm — Café Fromage #1  Tickets

Mulligan
To find $500,000, they’ll give friendship a do-over


 

MulliganCategory: Comedy, Adventure
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  R
Runtime:  82 min.
Director:  Will Slocombe
Producer:  Graham Ballou

 

Synopsis:

JOHN HANSON has spent the past 17 years in his mother’s basement, working on an epic comic book no one wants to publish. Out of the blue comes KARL, who betrayed his best friend John years ago by stealing his girlfriend Luna. Karl comes to John with the news that Luna has now left him for his boss, Richard Steward. While seeking revenge on Steward, Karl discovers something astounding: Both John and Steward’s fathers had hatched a plan to buy a golf course for $1 Million; Steward apparently got his half of the down payment with cash he stole from the Teamsters. John’s father died before the deal went through, and Steward disappeared (presumably murdered). The money was never recovered.

The two reluctantly team up and head to Wisconsin, where they cross paths with a suspicious local cop known as OFFICER FRANK, two femme fatale counselors named ALICE and TINKER, and the Teamster boss who’s just been paroled, WALTER ROCK. It seems as though they all have an agenda and might be looking for that stolen cash. Unsure of who to trust – including each other – John and Karl navigate the murky waters of Twin Lakes in the hope of finding the cash. But what they wind up finding is a friendship that could be worth much more.

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NightLights

NightLights
Family is Forever

NightlightsCategory: Romance, Drama
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  PG
Runtime:  98 min.
Director:  David Midell
Producer:  Adam Dick, Keaton Wooden

Filmmaker Attending

 

Synopsis:

“NightLights” is a loving depiction of the unbreakable bond between Erin Logan and her brother Jacob, who is severely affected by autism.

They live together in relative solitude until exciting new chances for love and friendship places even greater pressure on Erin to maintain a safe, happy life for herself and her brother at the same time.

Conceived of and directed by special education teacher and filmmaker David Midell, and with support from grassroots organizations around the country, “NightLights” is an earnest and proud tribute to the resilience of family in all circumstances.

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Normal

Sat Feb 15, 2014 –  7:30 pm — My Apartment  Tickets
Sun Feb 16, 2014 – 2:00 pm — Café Fromage #2  Tickets

Normal

 

NormalCategory: Comedy, Drama
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  R
Runtime:  76 min.
Director:  Nicholas Richards
Producer:  Nicholas Richards, Ben Mollin, Frank Brummett

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Synopsis:

Phin (Geno Rathbone), stuck in a gorilla costume, must raise $3000 after his neighbor holds Phin’s car for ransom. Phin’s friend Steven (Mike Pusateri) contracts him to accompany a stranger, Mr. E (Rocky Russell), to Normal, IL in order to deliver a mysterious package.

The day spirals out of control after their transportation breaks down, only to be picked up by the two ‘shysters’ Bruce (Neil Kubath) and Taylor (Emmi Chen). But when the delivery leaves Phin in an unexpected predicament with his new acquaintance Grace (Erin Breen), he begins to question his attachment to his hostage car and the rut that his life is in.

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Oconomowoc

Fri Feb 14, 2014 –  7:30 pm — Hendricks Center for the Arts  Tickets
Sun Feb 16, 2014 –  2:00 pm — My Apartment  Tickets

Oconomowoc
Some people are crazier than they think


Oconomowoc
Category: Comedy
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  R
Runtime:  79 min.
Director:  Andy Gillies
Producer:  Andy Gillies, Joe Haas

 

 

Synopsis:

OCONOMOWOC is an absurd comedy about LONNIE WASHINGTON, a confused adult who moves back in with his boozing mother and reluctantly teams up with his friend’s mishandled t-shirt business in hopes of finding a little direction.

Amid their differing priorities and illusions of success, the friends’ future begins to take shape when they meet a keen girl who diagnoses Lonnie’s life predicament as mere self-importance. The newly found talent is just enough to send the fledgling men reeling for
answers to a business deal gone bad.

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The Smart Ones

Sat Feb 15, 2014 –  12:00 pm — My Apartment  Tickets

The Smart Ones
Some people are crazier than they think


The Smart Ones
Category: Comedy
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  PG-13
Runtime:  90 min.
Director:  Travis Torok, Kyle Probst
Producer:  Travis Torok, Kyle Probst

 

 

Synopsis:

Jim, Dean, and Sally are long time college friends attending a private school in Chicago. In order to pay for their prestigious schooling, Jim and Dean have found alternative methods to raise money, much to Sally’s disapproval. As conflicts arise amongst each other, the school, and their malevolent education teacher, Professor Burlage, Jim and Dean’s boundaries between raising money and school become blurred.

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Things Found on the Ground / Funny Valentine

Sat Feb 15, 2014 –  5:00 pm — My Apartment  SOLD OUT
Sun Feb 16, 2014 – 12:00 pm — My Apartment  Tickets

(Funny Valentine – short film preceding feature, see detail below)

Community Partner:  Mr. B’s Snack Shop

Things Found on the Ground
No matter where they are in life, people will always have value

 

Things Found on the GroundCategory: Comedy, Drama
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  PG-13
Runtime:  64 min.
Director:  Carol Brandt
Producer:  Jon Elliott

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Synopsis:

This story is about relationships crumbling, rebuilding themselves, and ultimately being tested. Jane Murray was raised in a very conservative home, especially after her father stopped drinking and found God. However, now her father won’t even look at them, much less pay attention to anything in their lives.

That is, until Jane’s older sister Shelly gets pregnant with her boyfriend. The Murray family must then learn how to deal with Shelly’s situation, and ironically, how to be understanding and caring throughout.

This journey of acceptance makes itself known in other aspects of Jane’s life. As her best friend from elementary school starts going down a different path than Jane, and as Jane discovers her true feelings for her long-time friend and subconscious crush, Ethan, Jane learns that ultimately, people are imperfect, and will disappoint you, and that’s okay. Throughout the film, Jane finds things on the ground, something she has done since she was a kid.

Similar to the little trinkets she keeps in a box, Jane has a hard time letting go of not only her own issues, but the issues belonging to others as well. The more she picks up, however, the more she realizes that you can’t hold onto everything. It gets heavy after a while.

Funny Valentine

Funny Valentine

(short film to be screen before feature film)

Category: Romance, Drama
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  R
Runtime:  23 min.
Director: Andrew Tolstedt
Producer:  Matt Wakeling

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Synopsis:

Funny Valentine is the story of Evan and Erika. They are in love and over the course of the film we’re gonna find out what that means. It’s not always right, but it’s always there.  A messy kind of love.

Funny Valentine follows them through college and works like snapshots of important moments where love happens through drinking and playing and making mistakes.  Love happens at bars and on couches.  Evan and Erika get themselves into trouble.

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The Wayward Sun

Sat Feb 15, 2014 –  2:00 pm — My Apartment  Tickets

The Wayward Sun

Wayward SunCategory: Drama, Thriller
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  PG-13
Runtime:  91 min.
Director:  Jozef K. Richards
Producer:  Jozef K. Richards

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Synopsis:

A young woman named Wren finds herself lost in the desert after she and her two druggy friends flip their jeep in a remote part of Mexico. In their attempt to reach the nearest town by way of the desert, a symbolic journey unfolds as Wren begins to hallucinate, envisioning Death is stalking her in various forms: as a demon and an enchantress.

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When The King Tilts

When The King Tilts


When the King Tilts
Category: Comedy, Drama
Country:  U.S.
Language:  English
Rating:  PG-13
Runtime:  77 min.
Director:  Drew Britton
Producer: Drew Britton, Logan Lark

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Synopsis:

Two women arrive unannounced at a quaint bed and breakfast in hopes of finding a location for next year’s family reunion. The two best friends are greeted by Sam, the owner, informing them he’s closed for the season. Using their wit, Carol and J.L. convince Sam to stay open a day or two longer, just for them. While getting to know each other Sam expresses his distaste for previous guests who constantly talk about themselves and their pasts. Carol empathizes with Sam’s weariness and quickly agrees not to talk about herself. Meanwhile, J.L. becomes more and more frustrated with Sam’s guarded personality and secretive life. A whirlwind of hostility, manipulation, and discomfort kicks-up as J.L. begins to suspect her best friend forming an inappropriate bond with Sam.

Through insight and humor, ‘When The King Tilts’ explores obscure hidden corners of the human psyche, namely the many different ways we react when faced with the unknown. Making use of a small handful of characters in a picturesque setting, the film presents a complex conflict spiraling out of control not because of something somebody said, but because of someone saying nothing.

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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