BIFF YEAR ’ROUND 2020-21
Sat Feb 29, 2020 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande
Directed by Kristin Peterson Kaszubowski
USA | 80 min | 2020
Ada, a reserved young woman with a passion for entomology travels north with Marissa, her free-spirited musician girlfriend. She’s finally ‘meeting the family’ – the three brothers who helped raise Marissa – the paternal Ozzie, sensitive Arthur, and wild child Wren. As Marissa and her kin settle into their familiar familial dynamics, Ada finds herself on the outside looking in. Desperate to make a good impression over the course of a weekend packed with fun and frivolity, Ada instead struggles to find common ground, opening fissures in the one relationship she needs the most. Funny, lacerating, and tender (often in the same scene), Ringolevio is a sensitive and incisive look at the games we play when trying to connect with one another.
Kristin Peterson is an award-winning filmmaker and published poet based in Milwaukee, WI. Since graduating in 2012 from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a documentary journalism degree, she has written/produced/directed dozens of short films and recently produced the feature doc “My First and Last Film”. Her first full length poetry collection “somnieeee” was published by Vegetarian Alcoholic Press in August 2019.
“Ringolevio” is her feature film directorial debut.
In 2018, her music video “Gravetalking” (artist: Amanda Huff) won the Milwaukee Film Festival’s Cream City Cinema Music Video Award as well as the 88Nine Radio Milwaukee Best Music Video Award. She was also awarded the Brico Forward Fund for her first feature film “Ringolevio.”
Kristin Peterson is also the artist-in-residence at John Ridley’s newly launched No Studios, an exciting new entity that will foster the marriage of art and business in the greater Milwaukee area. She also is on the Executive Committee for the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance, a non-profit that aims to support artistic and commercial filmmaking in the area.