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Film critic Craig Johnson reports from the first weekend of the Wisconsin Film Festival. He loves the new trailers, which include dozens of local musicians interpreting a theme, and says it’s not too late to catch great second screenings. more

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Isthmus critic Josh Heath reviews two films screening at this year’s Wisconsin Film Festival: the documentary “Brewmaster” and the Bulgarian “Western.” more

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Catherine Capellaro reviews three films at the Wisconsin Film Festival where people mess up their lives by caring too much about what other people think. more

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Isthmus film critic James Kreul reviews three films at this year’s Wisconsin Film Festival: “Let the Corpses Tan,” “Joe Frank: Somewhere Out There” and “Soller’s Point.” more

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Isthmus film critic Craig Johnson reviews three films screening at this year’s Wisconsin Film Festival: “Hal,” “Vampire Clay” and “Clara’s Ghost.” more

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Isthmus movie critic Kenneth Burns reviews three upcoming documentaries at this year’s Wisconsin Film Festival.“Filmworker,” “Napalm” and “Guerrero.” more

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We take a look at this year’s documentaries in the Wisconsin Film Festival’s “Wisconsin’s Own” category. The docs cover a wide range, from police shootings to outsider artists. more

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Madison performers, from opera to hip-hop, star in 12 original film trailers for this year’s Wisconsin Film Festival. They’ve all created versions of the “Campfire Theme Song,” which debuted in 2014. more

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Turkish filmmaker Murat Eyubolgu merges art and science in “The Colorado,” an ode to the mighty river’s beauty and power. It screens at the Wisconsin Film Festival on April 2. more

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Isthmus film critic Kenneth Burns reviews three films at the 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival: “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” “Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo” and “Sami Blood.” more

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Cinephiles get ready: Isthmus critics review some promising offerings from the 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival. more

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It’s worth standing in line for some of the powerful films that are part of the Wisconsin Film Festival’s Restorations and Rediscoveries series. more

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Madison audiences will get a chance to see Oscar winner "The Salesman" and several other notables at the 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival. more

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What happens when humans behave and live like apes? Or when Madisonians see a movie about a beloved recording studio? Craig Johnson, of Blame Society’s “Welcome to the Basement,” checks out the first weekend of the 2016 Wisconsin Film Festival. more

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The Madison premiere of “The Smart Studios Story” was a purely Madison experience, a raucous lovefest best appreciated if you’ve spent a good amount of time in the city. more

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Without the influence of Madison’s Killdozer, Nirvana might not have made “Nevermind,” says Wendy Schneider, the documentarian who revisits 1990s rock history in “The Smart Studios Story,” screening at the Wisconsin Film Festival. more

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Four UW alums reunited on campus to create a screwball comedy, “Medal of Victory.” The film’s lead actor and director are thrilled to premiere the film here, as part of the 2016 Wisconsin Film Festival. more

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After being centered on the isthmus for its infancy and expanding westward to Sundance, the Wisconsin Film Festival is expanding into the historic Barrymore Theatre. The opening night flick has already sold out the 800-seat venue. more

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While some popular flicks have been sold out, there’s still plenty of chances to catch titles you won’t see anywhere else at the 2016 Wisconsin Film Festival. Here, Isthmus critics weigh in on some films that have the power to captivate or disturb. more

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There’s a little bit of everything at this year’s Wisconsin Film Fest, as programmers have turned to longtime staples while also following recent trends. Here are four films that can act as starting points for those overwhelmed by the schedule. more

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