WUD Film Presents: The 3rd Annual Reel Love Film Festival 

The Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee's third annual Reel Love Film Festival begins Thursday, November 21 with twelve programs through Sunday, November 24 at the Marquee Theater in Union South. WUD Film hosts Madison's only LGBT film festival for the city's thriving LGBT community, students, community members, and the general public. There will be a wonderful array of films from ground-breaking documentaries to foreign features, and our very own sing-along. We want to celebrate the LGBT community and also educate people on current issues - from racial differences to the spectrum of gender. WUD Film is out to prove that "reel love has no gender.”

Reel Love is curated by students on the WUD Film Committee, led by director Bess Donoghue and advisor, Tom Yoshikami. The screenings are sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate. Doors open 30 minutes before the film begins. Films are free and open to the public. Audiences are seated on a first come, first served basis (no saving seats).

For more information, contact Bess Donoghue at edonoghue@wisc.edu, Hari Jost at kjost@wisc.edu, or the WUD Film office at 608.262.1143.

At-a-Glance Screening Schedule

November 21, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Getting Go, the Go Doc Project (2013, USA, 91 min, HD)

Too shy to make a proper introduction, a recent college grad devises to shoot a documentary about the NYC nightlife scene in order to meet the go-go guy he’s cyber-obsessed with.

November 21, 2013, 9:30 p.m.

Vic+Flo Saw a Bear (2013, Canada, 95 min, HD)

Vic+Flo Saw a Bear is a darkly mysterious tale of lesbian two ex-cons, Victoria and Florence, trying to make a new life in the backwoods of Quebec.

November 22, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Reaching for the Moon (2013, Brazil, 118 min, HD)

The tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.

November 22, 2013, 9:30 p.m.

I Am Divine (2013, USA, 90 min, HD)

How Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, became John Waters' cinematic muse and an international drag icon.

November 22, 2013, 11:59 p.m.

Female Trouble (1974, USA, 89 min, 35mm)

This sick classic tells the depraved life story of obese criminal Dawn Davenport (Divine), from her bad-girl youth as a go-go dancer on Baltimore's infamous Block to her death in the electric chair.

November 23, 2013, 3:00 p.m.

In the Name Of (2013, Poland, 102 min, HD), in collaboration with the Polish Film Festival

A contemplative study of a young priest whose repressed desires threaten to derail his chosen vocation.

November 23, 2013, 5:30 p.m.

Wildness (2012, USA, 74 min, HD)

The creativity and conflict that arises when queer avant-garde performance artists intersect with a community of transgender immigrant women at historic Los Angeles bar Silver Platter.

November 23, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Love Free or Die (2012, USA, 82 min, HD)

Love Free or Die focuses on the relationship between church and state, love and marriage, faith and identity—and one man’s struggle to dispel the notion that God’s love has limits.

November 23, 2013, 9:30 p.m.

Free Fall (2013, Germany, 100 min, HD)

A portrayal of forbidden love between two police cadets — previously heterosexual Marc and fellow male cop Kay.

November 23, 2013, 11:59 p.m.

Hairspray Sing-Along! (2007, USA/UK, 117 min, 35mm)

Adam Shankman's adaptation of the stage musical Hairspray, itself an adaptation of the non-musical John Waters film of the same name, stars Nikki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad, an overweight high-school student whose only dream is to be on a local Baltimore teen dance program.

November 24, 2013, 3:00 p.m.

Valentine Road (2013, USA, 89 min, HD)

In 2008, eighth-grader Brandon McInerney shot classmate Larry King at point blank range. Unraveling this tragedy from point of impact, the film reveals the heartbreaking circumstances that led to the shocking crime as well as the aftermath.

November 24, 2013, 5:00 p.m.

Cloudburst (2011, USA/Canada, 93 min, HD)

This hilarious foul-mouthed, lesbian road movie co-stars Oscar-winning actresses Brenda Fricker and Olympia Dukakis as Dot and Stella, a crackerjack lesbian couple on the run from a nursing home.

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