Host Esty Dinur speaks with two documentary filmmakers who are showing their films at the Wisconsin Film Festival this weekend. Erik Ljung is the director of the film The Blood Is at the Doorstep, which highlights the story of Dontre Hamilton, a man shot fourteen times by a Milwaukee police officer in 2014. It will screen […]
The 2018 Wisconsin Film Festival starts up on Thursday, April 5, the day this episode comes out, and it runs through April 12, spanning a lineup of nearly 150 feature and short films. Over the past few weeks, we at Tone Madison have been previewing different facets of the festival lineup. To cap off our preview […]
When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proposed repealing collective bargaining for public workers in 2011, or as he put it, “dropped the bomb,” he knew there would be a backlash. Even Walker though had to be surprised at the ferocity and intensity of the protests his Act 10 unleashed. What started as a Teaching Assistants Association […]
This Week On Mel & Floyd: Impromptu Pledge Ticket and Kidney Giveaway, 10 out of 10 Sycophants agree Cheeto Bonito is doing a great Job, Hamilton Surprisingly Accurate, Seats In the Irish Section, plus even more razzle to top our dazzle as Mel & Floyd warm up for the Wisconsin Film Festival!!
The 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival will be running from March 30 to April 6. We’ve got three writers leading the preview coverage for Tone Madison—Mark Riechers, Grant Phipps, and Chris Lay. Grant is also covering the festival a bit for the madison film site LakeFrontRow. As in years past, previewing the festival means choking down a lot […]
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon and LakeFrontRow editor David Klein discuss the conflicting roles that state and local pride play in the local arts and culture conversation. A panel at this year’s Wisconsin Film Festival prompted Klein to write that “State connections are the start of the Wisconsin film conversation, not the subject.” To put it another way: […]