Now in its 13th year, the Wisconsin Film Festival will again have the usual dramas and comedies from around the world, but this year expect more adventure and horror genre films including the 30th anniversary of the Evil Dead, according to event Director Meg Hamel.
Films with a Wisconsin touch this year include the Bells of Bascom Hill, the Bully, the Death of Triforce and Wrestling for Jesus: the Tale of T-Money; in which a Madison-based director documents an evangelizing Southern pro-wrestling circuit.
Hamel says advanced ticket sales are on-par with last year’s strong turnout. Although most attendees are from Dane County, Hamel says more-and-more people each year come from other parts of Wisconsin, Chicago, the Twin Cities and Michigan.
The Wisconsin Film Festival runs today to Apr 3. The event averages 200 films and 34,000 attendees each year. The festival is sponsored by UW-Madison and believed to be the largest campus backed film fest in the US.