Sex, money and murder, it's all part of a true story of Madison being presented Saturday at the Wisconsin Film Festival . Festival Director Meg Hamel says "Winter of Frozen Dreams" is based on the case of UW student Barbara Hoffman who moonlighted as massage parlor prostitute. She was accused of killing two clients for money and convicted in one of the deaths. Hoffman sits in prison and has declined to seek parole although eligible since 1991.
Some familiar characters are in the story including our current Governor Jim Doyle who in the late '70s was a prosecutor in Dane County. The governor himself is reportedly planning on attending the screening.
Although based on true events, the movie is an adaptation of a novel so there has been some creative interpretation.