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Beloit International Film Festival begins year-round series May 1
Online Staff Report
BELOIT, Wis. — If you couldn’t get into some of the most popular films at the Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) in February, or if viewing them once was just not enough, then Wednesday nights at Bushel and Peck’s Local Market are just what you have been waiting for.
Starting Wednesday, May 1, and running through the end of June, the best independent films from past BIFFs will be screened each Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. at Bushel and Peck’s. In addition, there will be a special dinner-and-a-movie Friday evening double feature with two BIFF culinary favorites Friday, May 17.
Admission is $5, and students and children are $2. Beloit Film Society Members are admitted free.
The films, all BIFF Award winners and audience favorites, will be presented in the high-definition facilities in the Bushel and Peck BIFF screening room.
“Jackie Gennett has installed one of the best screening facilities in the region in her screening room,” said BIFF Executive Director Roddie Beaudoin. “The sound and the visual projection are outstanding, and BIFF is pleased to have created this year-round relationship with one of BIFF’s prime venue owners.”
BIFF Year-Round opens its spring season May 1 with a screening of the feature-length comedy, Lutefisk Wars. The BIFF award-winning film, which sold out repeatedly during the 2012 BIFF, puts an innocent rural frozen food delivery man in the middle of an ancient feud between two Norwegian mafia families.
The complete schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, May 1 — Lutefisk Wars (6 p.m.)
Wednesday, May 8 — The Devil’s Tail (6 p.m.)
Wednesday, May 15 — Cafeteria Man (6 p.m.)
Friday, May 17 — Double feature: Fish Fry Friday Night (now Fish Fry Night Milwaukee) and Comeback: The Wisconsin Beer Movie (7 p.m.)
Wednesday, May 22 — America the Beautiful (6 p.m.)
Wednesday, May 29 — Johnny’s Gone (6 p.m.)
Wednesday, June 5 — Artois The Goat (6 p.m.)
Wednesday, June 12 — A Lonely Place For Dying (6 p.m.)
Wednesday, June 19 — Azooma (6 p.m.)
Wednesday, June 26 — Fight or Flight (6 p.m.)
And mark calendars now for a special event this fall Saturday, Oct. 12, when the fall season of BIFF Year-Round will resume with a special musical film sing-along. The film selection will be announced this summer.
Trailers of all the scheduled BIFF Year-Round films and more information about this and other BIFF-sponsored programs can be found at www.beloitfilmfest.org.
Posted May 1, 2013