Release Date: Wed, Apr 20, 2011

Local Filmmakers and Their Films Featured on WPT's "Director's Cut"

For More Information:Lynn Brockmeyer, WPT publicist, 608-263-3364, [email protected] Mary Pokorney-Donelan, WPT producer, 608-262-6456, [email protected] May, the Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) programs Director's Cut and Director's Cut Presents will feature four local filmmakers and their films.  At 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 on Director's Cut, Mary Sweeney talks about her drama "Baraboo," which follows the lives and interactions of several people who live in a rundown motel in Baraboo. Following at 10 p.m. Director's Cut Presents offers viewers an opportunity to watch the film.  At 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 on Director's Cut, Kathy Lindboe and Robin Van Ert sit down with host Charles Monroe-Kane to talk about their film "NONAMES." Following his mother's death and his father's decision to leave him behind, a young man struggles with extending his adolescence in his small hometown or moving on. Following at 10 p.m. Director's Cut Presents will air "NONAMES."  At 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, Charles Monroe-Kane interviews rower Tom Mailhot about the film "Row Hard No Excuses," a documentary that chronicles the voyage of the only American entry and the oldest competitors to participate in the Atlantic Rowing Challenge. Following at 10 p.m. Director's Cut Presents will air "Row Hard No Excuses."   At 9 p.m. Thursday, May 26, Director's Cut features an interview with filmmaker Nathan Clarke, the creator of "Wrestling for Jesus: The Tale of T-Money." At 9:30 p.m. Director's Cut Presents features his documentary film about a man from rural South Carolina who begins a Christian wrestling league to make up for his transgressions. WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and the University of Wisconsin–Extension. Wisconsin Public Television is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV/DT, Madison; WPNE-TV/DT, Green Bay; WHRM-TV/DT, Wausau; WLEF-TV/DT, Park Falls; WHLA-TV/DT, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV/DT, Menomonie-Eau Claire.

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