Tracking Wisconsin Film Fest sold out shows - March 18, 2007
Post by Jesse Russell on 3/18/2007 5:20pm
Tickets for the 2007 edition of the Wisconsin Film Festival have only been on sale for 16 hours but we are already seeing a number of sell outs at some of the smaller capacity venues.
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Arts holds 230 bodies, the Bartell's Drury Theatre holds 199, and I would estimate the UW Cinematheque holding around 100. Sold out shows as of 4 p.m. Sunday are below:
The Boss of It All has sold out both showings on April 13 and April 15. The Friday showing actually was the first film to sell out this year. Meg Hamel announced no more tickets were available while I was standing in line around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. It is showing at the MMoCA.
Not surprisingly Everything's Gone Green has sold out. This film had some of the biggest buzz on the cinefanboy sites I frequent. It was penned by iconic Canadian author Douglas Coupland. If you don't know the name, you do know his words - he introduced "McJob" and "Generation X" to the 90s slacker hive mind through his book Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. A well informed Everything's Gone Green review can be found at Twitch Films (where I first read about the film).
Also selling out is 1973's The Spirit of the Beehive . This Spanish film is the one that has been often cited by critics as possible inspiration for Pan's Labyrinth . (I learned that from Sean.)
Two other films have sold out of one showing, but still have a second up for grabs. Killer of Sheep is completely sold out for April 12, but April 15 tickets are still available. The Willy Co-op co-sponsored King Corn has sold out on April 13, but you can still get in on April 14.
Jesse was born and raised in Connecticut, began blogging in 1997, and moved to Madison in 2003. In 2005, he co-founded dane101 along with Kristian Knutson and Shane Wealti. In addition to helping nearly a dozen contributors run this website he's helped launch various events in the city including What's Your Damage?!, the MadPubQuiz of Awesomeness, the Fire Ball Masquerade, Dane101's Freakin' Halloweekend, and more.