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Thu Feb 20, 2014 – 7:30 pm — Rotary River Center Tickets
Sun Feb 23, 2014 – 2:00 pm — Rotary River Center Tickets
Sixty Years of Symphony
Category: Community, Music
Runtime: 30 min.
Director: Beloit Janesville Symphony
Producer: Beloit Janesville Symphony
This retrospective film looks at the 60 year history of the Beloit Janesville Symphony, with a focus on the three conductors experience throughout each of their tenure in the Beloit Janesville Area.
Runtime: 18 min.
Director: Stephen Pickering
Producer: Stephen Pickering
200 WWII and Korean War Veterans and Rosie the Riveters. 100 Assistants. 10 Badger Buses.
4 days that will change their lives! Follow along as we travel from Beloit, WI to Washington, D.C. as VetsRoll takes these men and women on a trip of a lifetime to visit the memorials that were erected in honor of their service to our country!
Learn how much this trip means to them because it gives these men and women the respect they deserve, which they often never got.
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Sat Feb 22, 2014 – 2:00 pm — Rotary River Center Tickets
Where Nature Seems to Smile:
The Irish in Janesville
Category: Irish, Historical
Runtime: 48 min.
Director: Dave Haldiman
Producer: Dan Frediricks, Mike Reuter
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Irish immigrants arrived at the perfect time for Janesville, Wisconsin. They helped to make this small town on the western frontier into a vibrant, successful city. Where Nature Seems to Smile shows us the quintessential American immigration experience, told in stories and family histories by the descendants of those immigrants.
Fri Feb 21, 2014 – 7:30 pm — Café Fromage #2 Tickets
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Runtime: 70 min.
Director: Deborah J. McDonald
Producer: Deborah J. McDonald
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They are the Bad News Bears of women’s college basketball. A diabetic coach with a jerry-curl mullet and a potty mouth transforms a group of underdogs, including a 6 foot 6 transexual, a deaf player, Read more
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Community Partners: Century 21 Real Estate, Grinnell Hall
Always hand paint
Category: Documentary / Culture
Runtime: 81 min.
Director: Sam Macon, Faythe Levine
Producer: Timm Gable, Jonah Mueller
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
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Sat Feb 22, 2014 – 5:00 pm — Bagels & More Tickets
Sun Feb 23, 2014 – 2:00 pm — Domenico’s Tickets
Community Partners: Liberty Tax Service
Great Chicken Wing Hunt
A man on a quest for perfection. The woman who stood by him. The misfits who made history.
Category: Comedy / Road Trip
Country: Czech Republic / U.S.
Runtime: 70 min.
Director: Matt Reynolds
Producer: Elizabeth Mandel
The year is 1964 in Buffalo, New York, and Teressa Bellissimo, co-owner of a family-run restaurant called the Anchor Bar, is asked to whip up a midnight snack for her son and his gang of friends. Luckily, this gives her the perfect excuse to use a box of chicken scraps—all wings—mistakenly sent to the bar that morning. Improvising, she concocts a special sauce she knows her spice-loving boy will like. A few minutes later, the Buffalo chicken wing is born, and the world would never be the same. Read more
Fri Feb 21, 2014 – 2:00 pm — Domenico’s Tickets
Sun Feb 23, 2014 – 2:00 pm — Hendricks Center for the Arts Tickets
We Will Be Back
The Lake Delhi Story
Category: Independent / Documentary
Runtime: 73 min.
Director: Charles Cunliffe
Producer: Mary Cunliffe
From the early days before there was a lake Delhi, when one of the first hydro electric dams in Iowa was built to provide energy, it would provide much more. It would become a place where families would gather for generations, sharing traditions and memories of family time on the lake together. From the early cabins of Campo Delhi and Freddy’s beach, to her beautiful 18 miles of shoreline, they will remember these days until the day the die and little else will mean as much to them. Read more
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Community Partner: Beloit College Tau Kappa Epsilon
Tales From the Organ Trade
Every sixty minutes a human organ is sold on the black market. What would you do if your life depended on it?
Category: Third World / Crime
Director: Ric Esther Bienstock
Producer: Ric Esther Bienstock, Felix Golubev, Simcha Jacobovici, Nancy Abraham
TALES FROM THE ORGAN TRADE is a gritty and unflinching descent into the shadowy world of black-market organ trafficking: the street-level brokers, the rogue surgeons, the impoverished men and women in who are willing to sacrifice a slice of their own bodies for a quick payday, and the desperate patients who face the agonizing choice of obeying the law or saving their lives. Read more
Fri Feb 21, 2014 – 2:00 pm — Bagels & More Tickets
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The Man Behind the Throne
Defining the moves of Michael Jackson, Madonna and Lars Von Trier
Category: Dance / Culture
Runtime: 58 min.
Director: Kersti Grunditz
Producer: Anita Oxburgh
Vincent Paterson went from poor kid who knew how to cha-cha, to star choreographer in Hollywood. His career is a journey through twenty years of pop-culture. The story is told through clips from his work with Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bjork/Dancer in the Dark, through his personal rehearsal footage dating back from Smooth Criminal, his very witty and revealing email journals and super-8 footage from his childhood. He lets the camera into his private life among friends, family and people who work with him. Read more
Thu Feb 20, 2014 – 7:30 pm — La Casa Grande Tickets
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Community Partner: SAGA | Beloit College
It takes a special kind of courage to be who you really are.
Category: Family / Gay, Lesbian, BiSexual, Transgender
Director: Chris Arnold
Producer: Mark Schoen
TRANS is an extraordinary documentary feature film about men and women and all the variations in between. It is an up-close and very personal journey into the transgender world through the memorable stories and the unusual lives of a remarkable cast of characters. Read more
8 Dates, 8 States, 1 Road Trip.
Category: Comedy / Documentary
Runtime: 86 min.
Director: Bob Murray
Producer: Bob Murray
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
Circle the Wegen
a buddy / roadtrip / docu-dramedy
Category: Comedy / Documentary
Runtime: 87 min.
Director: Ryan Steven Green
Producer: Charles Pecoraro, David Torstenson
Tired of being beat down, discouraged & scared by day-time talk shows & nightly news, the filmmakers of Circle the Wagen were fascinated & uplifted when they learned about the A.I.R.S. List; the Aircooled Interstate Rescue Squad. In addition to being the only way Dave could think of to save his 1972, baby blue Volkswagen bus, (stuck half-way cross the country after the first failed attempt); it was by FAR the most intriguing. Read more
They lifted the curtain. Freedom Roared.
Category: Documentary / Wildlife
Country: U.S. / United Kingdom
Runtime: 97 min.
Director: Tim Phillips
Producer: Jan Creamer, Tim Phillips
More action adventure than traditional documentary, Lion Ark follows the world’s most ambitious and daring animal rescue with a narrative meticulously compiled from film, interviews, conversations and the reactions of participants as events actually unfold. The real stars are twenty-five lions saved from appalling conditions all over Bolivia and airlifted 5,000 miles to safety and freedom in Colorado. Read more
Lost in Living
Category: Documentary / Biography
Runtime: 110 min.
Director: Mary Trunk
Producer: Mary Trunk
Lost In Living is a documentary feature that explores the lives of four women over a seven-year period. Four women who share identities as mothers and the creative impulse that governs their very existence. Read more
Is it a cult? Is it a game? Or is it a life changing adventure…
Category: Sci-Fi / Mockumentary
Runtime: 91 min.
Director: Spencer McCall
Producer: Spencer McCall
‘The Institute’ is a feature-length documentary that examines a San Francisco-based Alternate Reality Game, where thousands of participants got more than they bargained for. Read more