June 18, 2014 - 7:00pm
Above, a scene from "Penelope: A Theatrical Odyssey." Image courtesy of the Penelope Project.
The documentary “Penelope: A Theatrical Odyssey” follows nursing home residents in suburban Milwaukee as they put on an adaptation of Homer's “Odyssey.” Terry Bell conducted the following interview with Brad Lichtenstein, who produced and directed the film, and Anne Basting, who was involved with...
May 27, 2014 - 4:30pm
The mastermind of the acclaimed HBO TV series "True Detective" summarized the motivations behind the program and offered a sneak preview of its upcoming second season during a recent interview on " To The Best Of Our Knowledge ," dropping a few key spoilers along the way. The show, a police...
May 22, 2014 - 7:30pm
Above, a scene from the documentary "Sign Painters." Image courtesy of Sign Painters.
In a world full of computer-generated and vinyl-stamped signs, a new documentary called "Sign Painters" celebrates the craft of old-fashioned, hand-painted signage.
May 20, 2014 - 7:45pm
Jessica Knap. Photo courtesy of Jessica Knap.
Jessica Knap, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's film program, will screen her short film, "Forget Me Knot," at the Cannes Film Festival.
April 23, 2014 - 4:15pm
"The Price of Sand" looks at the costs and effects of frac sand mining.
Mining for silica sand, or “frac” sand, is a booming industry in western Wisconsin, but at what price? That's the question posed in “ The Price of Sand ,” a documentary film which has been out since last year. It gets a screening tomorrow night on Wisconsin Public Television . Filmmaker Jim Tittle...
March 6, 2014 - 8:00pm
A Kickstarter campaign has started to support the creation of a documentary detailing the history of Smart Studios, the now-defunct recording facility in Madison, Wis., that yielded some of the biggest alternative-rock albums of the 1990s and '00s.
A group of citizens in Eau Claire is challenging the City Council to hold a referendum on a plan to build a multi-million dollar arts and events facility.
When Orson Welles decided to make a radio play of the H.G. Wells’ 1898 classic, "The War of the Worlds" in 1938, he had no idea that he would incite mass audience panic and earn the condemnation of the FCC. Some accounts from the time claim he was labeled a “radio terrorist," and listeners to the...