Films Made in Wisconsin


Music Box Films

“Give Me Liberty,” a film made in Milwaukee, has already gained acclaim at Sundance and Cannes. It has its Madison premiere at Cinematheque Aug. 29. Read more


For decades strange reports of a wolf-like creature have been surfacing on the outskirts of Elkhorn. A new documentary, “The Bray Road Beast,” explores the legend. Read 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. Read more


The FairShare CSA Coalition showcases six documentaries as part of the group’s new Food + Farms Film Festival. Fest is on Tuesday, March 21, at the High Noon Saloon. Read more


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. Read more



David Michael Miller

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. Read more


​Since a Madison police officer killed Tony Robinson last March, the 19-year-old has been portrayed in many different ways. A local filmmaker will offer another portrayal with his film, "19, The Tony Robinson Shooting, A Case of Deadly Bias." Read more

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Philip Ashby

Twenty-four hour writing contests and similar challenges can help spark the imagination. Read more

A & E


Eddie Marritz

In “Capturing Grace,” the absorbing documentary showing at the Wisconsin Film Festival, people with Parkinson’s disease regain power through dance. Read more


In the Wisconsin-made film "Pilot Error," loosely based on the investigation into the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447 in the Atlantic, Nicola (Kate Thomsen) is determined to find out the truth about the disaster that took her best friend's life. Read more



Ron Santoro

Scott Rawson is one of hundreds of local folks who got a taste of Hollywood glamour -- and, in some cases, Hollywood cigarettes -- as extras in "Public Enemies". I tracked down some of them and asked them to reminisce. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories

Film Wisconsin has advocated forcefully for preserving the tax credits for film producers that brought "Public Enemies" to Wisconsin. In his budget proposal for 2009-2011, Gov. Jim Doyle proposed eliminating the credits. Read more



Rod Melotte

It's been over a year since Universal Studios shot "Public Enemies" in my little town of Columbus, Wisconsin. On the eve of the movie's July 1 premiere, I've been thinking about what a major motion picture does to a town of 5,000. Read more