Release Date: Sun, May 15, 2011

WPT's "Director's Cut" Programs Highlight Independent Film

For More Information: Lynn Brockmeyer, publicist, 608-263-3364, [email protected] Mary Pokorney-Donelan, WPT producer, 608-262-6456, [email protected] Director's Cut interviews local filmmakers followed by a presentation their films on Director's Cut Presents this June on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT). At 9 p.m. Monday, June 6, Director's Cut Host Charles Monroe-Kane interviews Ivo Stainoff about his film "Alligator on the Zipper." At 9:30 p.m., Director's Cut Presents features "Alligator on the Zipper," which portrays seven women truck drivers whose call of the road and independent spirits evoke the qualities of modern-day cowboys.                                             At 9 p.m. Monday, June 16, Director's Cut offers an interview with 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 9:30 p.m. Director's Cut Presents will air "Row Hard No Excuses." At 9 p.m. Monday, June 23, Director's Cut features an interview with filmmaker Justin Daering. At 9:30 p.m. Director's Cut Presents will show "Francesca," a crime story with a robust, flawed heroine, a tough-talking police captain and a vulnerable victim. At 9 p.m. Monday, June 30, Director's Cut interviews Josh Rosenberg and Scott Foley, creators of the film "Tracks." At 9:30 p.m. Director's Cut Presents will show "Tracks." The film covers an emotionally trying two weeks in the lives of two high school girls who build a friendship that could last forever but forces outside their control intervene. 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/Madison; WPNE-TV/Green Bay; WHRM-TV/Wausau; WLEF-TV/Park Falls; WHLA-TV/La Crosse; and WHWC-TV/Menomonie-Eau Claire.

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