Sun. Nov 27th, 2022

Screening 56 worldwide and native films

Wega Arts’ Worldwide Movie Pageant will function 56 movies from world wide, together with one made in Weyauwega.

The movie pageant opens on Wednesday, Nov. 9, and runs by Saturday, Nov. 12.

After two years of digital festivals, the pageant is now returning to the Gerold Opera Home.

Some filmmakers will likely be accessible for questions following the screenings of their movies.


Wednesday’s schedule contains two teams of brief movies, proven at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., starting from animation to documentaries, and coming from as shut as Wisconsin and as far-off as Kyrgyzstan and Singapore.

Wednesday’s schedule culminates with an 8 p.m. screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s “Breathless,” the 1960 French New Wave basic.

Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo as a wandering legal named Michel and Jean Seberg as his American girlfriend Patricia, the movie was Godard’s first feature-length work and represented Belmondo’s breakthrough as an actor.


At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, there will likely be a free screening of “Trooper Hook,” starring Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea.

This 1957 Western focuses on bigotry and racial hatred. When Apache chief Nanchez is captured by the cavalry, his white spouse and toddler son are returned to civilization by Sgt. Hook, however Nanchez escapes custody and makes an attempt to reclaim his son.

Movie historian Jack Rhodes’ introduction of the film was videotaped whereas he was in hospice.

Thursday additionally options two documentaries to be proven starting at 3:45 p.m.

“Milwaukee Evening and Day” is a 19-minute movie about 10 years on a single block within the metropolis of Milwaukee.

“Seeds of Life” is a feature-length documentary about Sister Maria Marciano, who serves the poor in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

One other Wisconsin documentary will display at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. “Musher” is about 4 girls who take part within the annual canine sled race in Copenhagen.

At 7 p.m. the pageant will present “Minnesota Tiger Man.” This documentary tells the story of Grant Oly, a person who began a Siberian tiger habitat in his yard after taking in a tiger cub. His facility expanded to incorporate seven fully-grown tigers and 1000’s of sq. toes of reveals.

Oly spends eight years concerned in authorized battles, finally resulting in the Division of Homeland Safety stepping in, seizing the tigers and throwing Oly in jail.

At 8 p.m., “Seven Days” presents an anthology about seven girls all carried out by actress Ellyn Jameson. She performs a homeless trainer, rich housewife, single mom, social activist, intercourse employee and same-sex associate. Director Corey Kupfer studied movie on the College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Displaying at 2 p.m., “Inside a Funeral Corridor” is a Korean movie about how a household handles the demise of their grandmother.

Two extra teams of brief movies are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. The second group will likely be 5 Wisconsin-based movies.

Friday can be Psychofest, that includes 12 horror, sci-fi and thrillers from the USA, India, Australia, Iran, Iceland, Spain and Austria, starting at 7 p.m.

Psychofest concludes at 10:15 p.m. with “All By way of the Corridor,” a German movie a few safety guard working the night time shift in a warehouse.

“I needed to create a movie noir heist thriller that finally ends up being a western,” based on director Falko Jakobs.


“The Nice Weyauwega Prepare Derailment” opens the ultimate day of the pageant at midday Saturday.

Produced by Wega Arts, the movie tells the story of the derailment from the recollections of those that have been there. Greater than 40 native individuals have been interviewed.. The movie additionally contains authentic songs and music by Madison-based people singers Lou and Peter Berryman.

At 2:30 p.m., a gaggle of 5 brief movies will likely be screened, together with a 30-minute documentary referred to as “Dairyland.”

Directed by Taylor C. Pipes, “Dairyland” focuses on a fourth-generation Wisconsin dairy farmer who struggles to maintain his farm open whereas the state sees document household farm bankruptcies, closures and rising suicide charges amongst agricultural employees.

“Menina Casilda” will likely be proven at 4 p.m. Set in Madrid throughout the covid lockdown, this Spanish function movie tells the story of Diego, a 35-year-old unemployed actor, who kidnaps Menina, a 20-year-old school pupil.

At 5:45 p.m., the pageant will present a second group of brief movies, together with “When Will the Heat Come?” a video diary set in Ukraine throughout the Russian invasion, and “Nakam,” which is ready in Ukraine throughout the German occupation in 1943.

Screening at 7:30 p.m., “A Life On The Farm” is a documentary about Charles Carson, a farmer and pissed off filmmaker who made weird movies for his neighbors in rural England. Described as described as “Monty Python meets The Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath,” the movie tells a poignant story about life, demise and the facility of beginner film making.

The pageant closes with an awards ceremony at 9:30 p.m. Friday.


Wega Arts provides the total pageant go for $40, which admits visitors to all screenings, in addition to day passes for every day of screenings.

A Wednesday go is $10, Thursday go is $15, Friday and Saturday passes are $20. The one particular person ticket bought is for “The Nice Weyauwega Prepare Derailment” at $10. Go to to buy passes.

Situated at 136 E. Foremost St., Weyauwega, the Gerold Opera Home includes a full bar in addition to meals from the Wega Bistro. There’s a mixture of desk seating and theater seating on the Gerold.

By Admin

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