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Wisconsin Film Festival brings filmmakers, movie lovers to Madison

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Film Festival is taking over movie screens all around Madison this week.

Films will be shown on the UW-Madison campus at the Chazen Museum of Art, the Marquee at Union South, the UW Cinematheque in Vilas Hall, and in the Elvehjem building. Three screens at the Sundance Theater at Hilldale Mall will also show films for the festival.

"We show all kinds of movies," says the festival's senior programmer Mike King. "We show new international films, documentaries, silent films and more. It really spans the whole breadth of cinema."

One of the featured films this year is a documentary called 'Actress' which follows actress Brandy Burre on her journey to get back into the film industry after taking time off to raise her children. Burre is best known for her time on HBO's 'The Wire'.

"I'm an actress in the film 'Actress', but ironically, it's a documentary, so I'm not acting," says Burre. "That's what the director had in mind with the vision of filming me real-time in my own home."

Burre, along with other actors and filmmakers are in Madison for the festival. They will participate in question and answer sessions with audience members after the screening of certain films.

"I think film festivals like this are very important," says Burre. "I love the idea that the directors and the subjects of films get to come to cities with educated people that want to see good films. It gives us the opportunity to meet the audience and talk to them afterwards, which is incredible."

The Wisconsin Film Festival runs through Thursday, April 10.

CLICK HERE for more information on the festival.

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