2013 Central Wisconsin Film Festival at New Visions Gallery
New Visions Gallery is pleased to announce that it will be a venue for the 8th Annual Central Wisconsin Film Festival on November 1 and 2 at 7 p.m, a program of The Arts Alliance of Portage County. The 2013 Central Wisconsin Film Festival will feature award winning independent films including shorts, documentaries and feature films primarily from directors with Wisconsin connections. The festival will include three days of screenings at venues in Amherst, Marshfield, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids. New Visions will host film screenings for two of the three days. Tickets are available in advance or at the door at $10 for adults and $5 with student I.D. Weekend passes are available for $15 for adults, $5 for students.
The Central Wisconsin Film Festival showcases emerging and established independent filmmakers. Established in 2006, the festival supports film and video makers that demonstrate a high regard for moving images as artistic expression. The intent is to promote understanding, tolerance, entertainment and social awareness while providing a stimulating and enriching cultural experience within central Wisconsin.
Dates and locations of the festival are: Thursday, October 31 at the Lettie Jensen Community Center in Amherst; Friday, November 1 at the Lettie Jensen Community Center in Amherst, Dreyfus University Center Theater at UWSP in Stevens Point, New Visions Gallery in Marshfield, and the Gilbert and Jaylee Mead Auditorium in Wisconsin Rapids; Saturday, November 2 at New Visions Gallery in Marshfield and the Gilbert and Jaylee Mead Auditorium in Wisconsin Rapids. All screenings are at 7 pm.
For more information visit www.cwfilmfest.org or like Central Wisconsin Film Festival on Facebook.
Short Film Descriptions
Modern Love, Directed by Heather M. Shepard (Narrative) 3:17
John-Paul and Sylvia are a couple that have discovered that the secret to joy found inside being in love is created from the joy and passion you share from inside yourself. A couple deeply in love play their hands at a game of textual wit.
Sparkle, Directed by Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar (Documentary) 18:00
Sheri “Sparkle” Williams is a 49-year old African-American female dancer in Ohio. She has been dancing for 38 years—making her one of the oldest female pro dancers in the country. Williams began dancing when she was 11 years old for Jeraldyne Blunden’s Dayton Contemporary Dance Company—one of the first dance companies to support African American dancers. Williams grew over the decades from a child to a woman in front of her audiences, and during this time, the dance company grew from a small town group to a national, competitive dance troupe.
Williams never had a traditional dancer’s body and worked hard to overcome her physical limitations in order to compete and perform the incredible acts and feats—challenging moves for women half her age.
Williams has had to deal with many tragedies in her personal life and continues to use dance to help her through her personal issues. Her goal has moved from being a good dancer to tapping into her audiences’ pain—taking them on an emotional journey of dance—where they can heal through her performances.
Early on, Williams used intense condition to stay healthy and dancing but recently suffered an Achilles ankle injury. She is now trying to recover and come back 100% to form in her unprecedented 39th season. But the community and outside dancers wonder—at her age and in her condition—can she really still compete?
Appeared on PBS, Dance on Camera, Received the Silverdocs audience award for best short documentary
Marshland, Directed by Samuel Karow (Experimental) 7:00
Queen of My Dreams, Directed by Fawzia Mirza, Ryan Logan (Narrative) 3:00
The Ladder, directed by Peter G. Fitz (Narrative) 6:46
It's late on a school night and CB has just been invited to his first romantic rendezvous with a girl in his class. Everything is riding on the shoulders of the boy's ingenuity and gumption as he struggles to carry a ladder through the hazards of the night before reaching young love's window.
La Cabaña (The Cabin) Directed by David Cánovas (Spanish Narrative) 8:00
Life Lessons, directed by Maria Finitzo (Narrative) 17:43
When I was very young, my mother used to march my sisters and me off to ballet school every Saturday. As Wednesday disappeared into Thursday and Thursday succumbed to Friday, I waited with fear and trepidation for the inevitable Saturday. I was terrified of my dance teachers. No matter how much I prayed for a different outcome, I knew that Saturday morning, I would awake, get up, get dressed and get on a train to downtown Chicago where -- at least in my mother's eyes-- the opportunity to make something out of myself was waiting for me. While my more fortunate peers mastered the art of youthful boredom by hanging out at the bowling alley and shopping in downtown La Grange, I was in bound for the city on the Burlington Northern headed for, if at least not greatness, three hours of ballet lessons at the Stone -Camryn School of Ballet.
Moonbeams directed by Sam Macon (Music Video) 5:34
A couple take a break from being dead to live and love together in Sam Macon’s charming Moonbeams promo for Family Band.
Second Chances, directed by Allen Lang / Jennifer Ebel & Kent Jakusz (Narrative) 27:00
Mi Ojo Derecho, directed by Josecho De Cinares (Spanish Narrative) 13:00
Candy Hearts, directed by Joan Martín Giménez (Animation) 15:00
A child victim of a depressing street entertainment show and a fragile girl live a night of terror in the village of Krauss when Conrad, the old candy man gets obsessed with the young girl.
Gears, directed by Jessica Farrell (Narrative) 18:30
After saving his daughter from a near-fatal accident, a single father tries to decipher the strange gears he begins finding throughout his home.
2012 – Milwaukee Film Festival, Green Bay Film Festival, Wildwood Film Festival
2013 – Hollyshorts, Tacoma, and Utopia Film Festival
New Visions Gallery
New Visions Gallery provides opportunities to experience the visual arts through exhibits, permanent collections, the gallery shop and educational offerings.
New Visions Gallery is Marshfield's central hub for the visual arts. Since 1975, the non-profit community museum/gallery has been located in the lobby of Marshfield Clinic. New Visions organizes a dynamic series of changing exhibitions which are displayed in a 1600 square foot, secure, climate controlled gallery. Exhibits change every 6-8 weeks and feature a variety of art forms including national traveling exhibitions, significant works on loan from private and public collections, and quality regional art.
Other programming includes:
Marshfield Art Fair
Marshfield Flash Galleries