Thursday: 12:00 pm – Domenico’s
Friday: 9:00 pm – Cheese People/ Nikki’s Café
Friday: 11:00 am – Rock County Historical Society
Saturday: 4:00 pm – Hendricks Art Center
Megumi is a young girl who is very hungry, but she is also obsessed with being skinny.
When she goes to the refrigerator to get some food, she sees a banner she wrote on the refrigerator: Do not eat. She then looks back at the scale, which is in the kitchen. She goes to it, steps on the scale and she is very unhappy with what she sees. She then embarks on a number of exercises. First she does yoga. She proves very flexible and very fit, but then tumbles at the end. Then she does push-ups and other similar exercises. After that, she does martial arts, including demonstrations with nun-chucks and a katana blade. After that, she loses 10 pounds. She is ecstatic but still very hungry. She orders a pizza and eats it as if it is a blissful experience ruining all of the hard work she did for the day.
He filled it with books for his neighbors to borrow. But after he saw how people responded to his creation and told his buddy Rick about it, the two got to thinking. In this short documentary you’ll meet Todd and Rick together with some of the ardent community-minded readers who are part of their global phenomenon. Okay, so most of the little libraries are in the Midwest. Just wait. You’ll be able to say you saw the movie before things took off!
Global Tides is an international, interdisciplinary collaboration that incorporates film, music and dance. This short 7 minute film depicts two opposing life settings and forces:
On the one hand a fast-paced metropolis where an incessant flood of irritations lead to alienation from oneself and to a loss of creative inspiration, and on the other hand a beach by the ocean, where self-awareness, creativity and a sense of well-being thrive within the quiet peace of nature’s rhythms.
The film explores the struggle to recognize the soft calling of one’s inner voice, which can be overpowered by the frantic rush of the city crowds. Our need for isolation within the masses can lead to alienation from our environment and we become unaware of the permanent footprints that we leave upon the earth.
The multicultural creators of Global Tides have come together from the United States, Germany, and Japan. Their different artistic and cultural backgrounds bring varying perspectives to the same subject and thereby enhance the quality of the creative work, as well as the distribution possibilities. Screenings of the film are planned for Film Festivals in several countries, including the creators’ own.
Global Tides will serve as a wake-up call for the audience, inspiring them to newly listen to their intuition, open their eyes to the essentials in life and let their actions speak for a harmonious coexistence between the inner and the outer world.
In Singapore, merry-go-rounds are near vanishing from playgrounds. Our next generation would not be able to identify with them, play with them, sit on them. Riding on a merry-go-round feels like time is blurred. A sweet coming of age Asian film starting with the universal question: What is time? The film explores the concept of time between the two generations. A grandson coming over to his grandpa’s house to fulfill a wish. Can they manipulate time? Can they do it? What are they doing?
The story about Lee (7, boy) and Mimi (11 girl) who struggle with their imprisonment in an illegal sweatshop and hope for a way out. Ahong (the sweatshop owner) confines the group of children workers in a depressed basement. When Lee finally discovers a chance to get away, he will make a decision that could change both of their futures forever.
Because It’s Small
Begun as a modest carpentry project in a Wisconsin man’s front yard, Little Free Library has blossomed into what commentators have dubbed a world-wide movement. Todd Bol meant to build just one little school house, as a tribute to his mother. He filled it with books for his neighbors to borrow. But after he saw how people responded to his creation and told his buddy Rick about it, the two got to thinking. In this short documentary you’ll meet Todd and Rick together with some of the ardent community-minded readers who are part of their global phenomenon. Okay, so most of the little libraries are in the Midwest. Just wait. You’ll be able to say you saw the movie before things took off!
Colors of Evil
Tormented on a daily basis by her schoolmate Nancy, Vivian uses her knowledge of the dark arts to summon a demon servant and get revenge. When she performs the ritual, however, the results are fluffier than she expected.
Category: Short Film
Country: New Zealand
Director: Nathalie Boltt, Clare Burgess
Producer: Nathalie Boltt
Website: The Silk
None of us want to die. But die we will. There is another way, though, as Herb and Amy find out. And it’s been right under their noses – for 50 years.
The silk, a gift of extraordinary beauty, has remained vibrant and entrancing as the Blackies have withered and faded. It represents the fabric of their life together, about to be ripped apart by Mr B’s illness. But Mrs B is a feisty one and she’s not about to take this folly sitting down. Unless it’s sitting down at a sewing machine to reshape this overprotected piece of material into something useful. She has no idea of the chain of events she will unleash however. Events that will bring to life, rob of life and reignite the life they have shared.
A story of love, mortality, transcendence…and making the first cut.
Struggling with a broken heart, Keely waits at her window table at a restaurant every day during lunch, watching as life passes her by. She sees the regulars – the young couple in love, the retired couple, the lonely man, and the empty store across the street. Observing how the lives around her are changing, she wonders how she can begin to move on. What will it take?
When the store across the street is rented, the new shop owner becomes a restaurant regular…and another way Keely might reconnect with life.
Filmed without dialog, ‘Nooner’ explores the power of reaching out and connecting with others.