UPDATED: 50 Wisconsin Film Festival sellouts; fourth screening for “56 Up” added

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If you were one of the many who couldn’t get tickets to see the documentary “56 Up” at this year’s Wisconsin Film Festival, and you don’t mind getting up early on a Saturday morning, you’re in luck. Late last week, the festival added a special fourth screening for Michael Apted’s documentary at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at Union South. Advance tickets are available at wifilmfest.org.

“56 Up” was one of the first sellouts of the festival; not only is the “Up” series, following a group of British people every seven years of their lives, immensely acclaimed, but one of the subjects is a Madison resident, UW professor Nick Hitchon. Hitchon will be at the 6 p.m. Saturday screening only.

In past years, films normally only got one or two screenings during the festival, but the longer eight-day festival this year has given programmers the space to book films three (and, in this case, four) times if the film’s distributor is amenable. Festival director of programming Jim Healy said there likely won’t be any more films that get last-minute bonus screenings like “56 Up.” For example, Joss Whedon’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” which sold out in less than an hour, won’t get a second screening because the arrangement with the distributor, Roadside Attractions, only allows for one.

Otherwise, by my count, there are 50 movies at this year’s festival that have all or some of their screenings sold out. Here’s my updated list:

56 Up” — all three original screenings are sold out, but a fourth screening has been added at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Sundance, and advance tickets remain for that. One of the subjects of the doc, Nick Hitchon, will be speaking at the 6 p.m. Saturday screening only.

7 Boxes” — The 5:15 p.m. Friday show and 9 p.m. Tuesday shows are both sold out.

All the Light in the Sky” — 4:45 p.m. Sunday sold out.

Augustine” — 7 p.m. Thursday (April 18) sold out, tickets remain for 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Beyond the Hills” — 5:45 p.m. Sunday sold out.

Blancanieves” — 7:45 p.m. Friday sold out, but tickets remain for 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Breakfast with Curtis” — 11:30 a.m. Saturday is sold out, but tickets remain the 12:15 p.m. Friday show.

The Bronte Sisters” — 1 p.m. Wednesday is sold out, but tickets remain for 9:15 p.m. Monday.

Citizen Koch” — 11 a.m. Sunday is sold out, but tickets remain for 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

Computer Chess” — 6:15 p.m. Tuesday sold out, but tickets remain for 11:15 a.m. Sunday.

Consuming Spirits” — 2:15 p.m. Saturday sold out.

“Dear Mr. Watterson” — Both screenings are sold out.

Dragon Inn” — 11:45 a.m. Saturday sold out.

Either Way” — both screenings sold out.

The End of Time” — both screenings sold out.

Flicker” — 7:45 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Monday are sold out, but tickets for 12:15 p.m. Friday remain.

Grave of the Fireflies” — 2:30 p.m. Sunday is sold out, but tickets remain for 4:45 p.m. Thursday, April 18.

A Hijacking” — 9:30 p.m. Saturday is sold out, but tickets remain for 3 p.m. Friday.

I Am Divine” — Both screenings are sold out.

In the Fog” — 4:30 p.m. Sunday is sold out, but tickets remain for 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Kauwboy” — 2:15 p.m. Saturday is sold out, but tickets remain for 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.

“Key of Life” –  7 p.m. Wednesday is sold out, but tickets for 1:30 p.m. Thursday remain.

Kon-Tiki” — 6:30 p.m. Sunday sold out

Leviathan” — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 sold out, but tickets remain for 4:45 p.m. Friday.

The Librarian and the Banjo” — 4:30 p.m. Sunday sold out

Lore” — both screenings sold out

M” — 7:30 p.m. Saturday sold out

Much Ado About Nothing” — 9 p.m. Thursday sold out

Mussels in Love” — 7:30 p.m. Friday sold out, but tickets remain for 7 p.m. Monday.

Only the Young” — 7:45 p.m. Friday sold out, but tickets remain for 4 p.m. Sunday

Ornette: Made in America” — 7:15 p.m. Thursday sold out, but tickets remain for 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Painting” — 11:15 a.m. Saturday sold out, but tickets remain for 11:45 a.m. Sunday.

Phase IV” — 11:30 a.m. Saturday sold out

Present Tense” — 6 p.m. Sunday sold out, but tickets remain for 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Pretty Funny Stories” — 5 p.m. Saturday sold out

Radio Unnameable” — Both screenings sold out.

Renoir” — Both screenings sold out.

Room 237” — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday sold out

Shepard and Dark” — 6:30 p.m. Monday sold out, but tickets remain for 1:15 p.m. Tuesday

Short Films From Wisconsin’s Own” — 2 p.m. Sunday sold out

Stories We Tell” — 6:45 p.m. Thursday sold out

Street Pulse” — 4 p.m. Saturday screening sold out

This is Martin Bonner” — 6:30 p.m. Saturday sold out, but tickets remain for 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tiger Tail in Blue” — 7:15 p.m. Sunday sold out.

A Touch of Zen” — 11 a.m. Sunday sold out.

Unfinished Song” — 5 p.m. Saturday sold out.

The World Before Her” — 7:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday both sold out

This is Martin Bonner” — 6:30 p.m. Saturday sold out, but tickets remain for 2 p.m. Sunday

Unfinished Song” — 5 p.m. Saturday sold out

Winter Nomads” — 4:30 p.m. Thursday sold out, but tickets remain for 12:30 p.m. Friday

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