Wisconsin Film Festival Spotlight: “The Amazing Catfish”


Tickets for the 2014 Wisconsin Film Festival went on sale last Saturday, 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.

The Amazing Catfish” (Friday, April 4, 2:30 p.m., UW-Elvehjem)

During the first scene of “The Amazing Catfish,” where we see a young woman carefully separating the purple Froot Loops out from her cereal bowl, I feared that “The Amazing Catfish” would be an unbearable quirkfest. Instead, first-time director Claudia Saint-Luce has made a highly bearable quirkfest, a gently moving and funny tale of strangers connecting in the face of tragedy.

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