Looking Toward Directors Cut’s All-New Season

February 24, 2012 Erik Ernst Leave a Comment

With The Oscars – one of the world’s biggest celebrations of film – this weekend, it is a great time to start looking toward the new season of Directors Cut. So, show producer Mary Pokorney-Donelan is checking in to offer us a sneak preview of the forthcoming season.

Spring is almost here, which also means the premiere of Director’s Cut and Director’s Cut Presents’ fifth season is coming too. We have been working all year to put together an enjoyable and enticing lineup for viewers. The films for this year include a comedy starring Lauren Holly and Tony Goldwyn, The Godfather of Green Bay (click here to watch the trailer), a powerful and moving documentary by Frank G. Caruso, This Is My Sister (watch a preview here: http://vimeo.com/15112187), and a quirky and disturbing drama, Lovely By Surprise.

Our host Charles Monroe-Kane gets the behind the scenes stories from filmmakers about their work. Some of our guests include comedian/director Pete Schwaba, actor Lance Barber, Driftless Film Festival co-founders Nicholas Langholff and Darren Burrows, documentary filmmakers Trevor Velin and burro racer Roger Pedretti, and the organizers of the 48 Hour Film Project.

We are even going on location this year, with an entertaining documentary about the “heavy metal meets bowling” music video, Striker. We recorded our interview on location at the Sett Recreation Center on the UW-Madison campus.

Our season kicks off again this year with an hour-long preview of the Wisconsin Film Festival April 13. We will sit down with festival organizers Jim Healy and John Powers, as well as a collection of directors whose work will be shown at the festival.

I can’t wait! Stay tuned for our upcoming schedule and remember, check the gate.

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