Sun Feb 23, 2020 – 2:30 pm | Bagels & More
Directed by Bryan Oldenburg
USA | 86 min | 2019
This documentary travels through Blue and Red Counties in the Director’s home state of Wisconsin, asking an interesting array of characters who they voted for in Election 2016, and what they thought happened. As the film progresses, one important question starts arising: is friendship still possible in divided WI/America? SWING STATE is the first film in a 2 (possibly 3) part series, which also looks forward to the 2020 Election.
Bryan Oldenburg began Radio Broadcasting right out of Beloit College, then entered the world of Television Commercials about ten years after that. His latest foray into Documentary Filmmaking started roughly 8 years ago with THE MINDSET MOVIE, which told the story of The Beloit College Mindset List (a chronicle of Freshman thinking throughout the decades). In SWING STATE, he teams up with veteran cinematographer, Dan Klopp, of both Milwaukee and Madison notoriety, plus welcomes in master musician, Ryan Thomas Becker, who won “Best Guitarist in Texas” a few years ago (no small accomplishment). Award-winning Associate Producer, Jim Peterson (THE YUPPIE, DARKWING DUCK, KIM POSSIBLE, etc.) comes onboard yet again to offer his brilliant insights in SWING STATE— an endeavor that is likely to become a 3-Part series, once the Democrats bring their convention to Milwaukee.