Wisconsin Film Festival Spotlight: “Actress”


Tickets for the 2014 Wisconsin Film Festival went on sale March 8, and each day between now and the start of the festival on April 3, I’ll be zooming in on one of the more than 140 films playing at the festival. If you have suggestions about films you’d like to know more about as you’re planning your festival experience, let me know in comments.

Actress” (Thursday, April 3, 6:30 p.m., UW Elvehjem, and 2:15 p.m. Friday, April 4, Sundance Cinemas)

Sunday’s New York Times Arts & Leisure section had a great story on the new wave of documentaries than eschew the notion that documentary filmmakers have to be cinematic Joe Fridays, sticking to “just the facts ma’am.” Such films find innovative ways to tell stories and to play along the border between fact and fiction, since deeper personal truths often reside in that gray area.

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