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The Italian puts a boy up for sale

Don't be fooled by the title: The Italian isn't an Italian film. It's a Russian film, and it shows us a side of contemporary Russia that doesn't make it into the travel brochures. >More
 Guerrillas in the mist

Directed by Ken Loach and written by Paul Laverty, The Wind That Shakes the Barley wants to show us where the Irish Republican Army came from and, figuratively speaking, where it's coming from. It also wants to do it from the bottom-up, not the top-down. >More
 Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda discuss Chad Vader Episode 8

Eager fans of Chad Vader are finally getting their fix of the popular short video series produced by Madison-based Blame Society Productions. Some six weeks after shooting wrapped, creators Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda released the eighth episode of their saga to general online audiences on Friday, May 11. >More
 Silent films hit the screens at Wis-Kino monthly screening

The audience was small but enthusiastic at the Orpheum Stage Door on Thursday night, where local filmmakers had assembled for the opening screening of the spring Kabaret at Wis-Kino. While a dozen short films hit the screen at the downtown auditorium, the highlight of the evening came at its end when the secret ingredient for the weekend was revealed. >More
 For starters

How about dinner and a movie? That's the question I kept asking myself when I first heard about Sundance Cinemas 608, the newly opened movie theater/restaurant/coffee shop/art gallery/gift store/hangout at Hilldale Mall. >More
 Spring blossoms with music videos and explosions at Wis-Kino

Since the beginning of the year, Madison's microcinema salon Wis-Kino has made itself comfortable at Escape Java Joint and Gallery on Willy Street, its contributors and fans taking over the back room of the café complex for a movie screening every month. >More
 Tickets sales open for Sundance Cinemas 608

Advance tickets sales for Sundance Cinemas 608 are now available online and at theater kiosks. The new movie theater at Hilldale Mall -- featuring six screens, stadium seating, a cafe, two bars and a restaurant -- opens officially to the public on Friday, May 11. >More
 Miss Potter lives happily ever after on DVD

But Miss Potter, the delightful new movie from Chris Noonan, the director of Babe, suggests that Potter was more like Peter than like Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail. She was always getting into scrapes, somehow managing to wriggle free just in time. >More
 Out of hiding

Cats of Mirikitani dredges up a homeless man's past Kent Williams on Thursday 05/03/2007, Dec. 7, 1941, and Sept. 11, 2001 - two dates that will live in infamy. And it's hard to imagine anyone whose life has been more affected by those two infamous dates than Jimmy Mirikitani, the subject of Linda Hattendorf's fascinatingly moving documentary, The Cats of Mirikitani. >More
 Street of dreams

"You get what you want and then you don't want it anymore." That's how French writer-director Danièle Thompson has summed up the theme of her bouncy boulevard comedy, Avenue Montaigne. >More
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