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Inaugural Northwoods Film Festival lineup announced

August 13, 2019

Organizers for the Northwoods Film Festival recently announced the lineup for the festival’s inaugural edition at the Lakeland Cinema 6 in Woodruff. On Friday, Aug. 16 the festival will screen Neon’s “Wild Rose,” directed by Tom Harper and “The Biggest Little Farm,” directed by John Chester. On Saturday, Aug. 17 the festival will screen Sony Picture Classics’ “Maiden,” directed by Alex Holmes and Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions’ “Juliet, Naked,” directed by Jesse Peretz.

The following short films have also been programmed: Mark Smith’s “Two Balloons,” Asa Derks’ “Singularity Stories Vol. 1,” Bat-Sheva Guez’s “In This Life,” and Matthew Puccini’s “Lavender” from Fox Searchlight. Shorts will play before each of the features. 

“We are thrilled to announce a dynamic group of films in this year’s lineup bringing together a variety of stories ranging from a Scottish country star and a charming romantic comedy to real-life accounts of courageous sustainable farmers and a daring female sailing team,” Northwoods Film Festival executive director Bess Donoghue said. “Our inaugural slate of films has something special for everybody including a fun crop of short films that are sure to delight audiences who might not normally have the opportunity to see in a theater.”

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the film festival’s website at northwoodsfilmfestival.org or in-person at the Lakeland Cinema 6 box office. Individual tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online or at the box office. A bundle of tickets for all four films is available for $35 and can be purchased in-person at the Lakeland Cinema 6 box office. 

Over the course of two days, the inaugural nonprofit festival will bring groundbreaking and engaging programming to local audiences, aiming to create conversation around film in Northern Wisconsin. The festival greatly appreciates the support of all its donors as well as the local community including Suick Theaters, the Minocqua Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of Woodruff.

About Northwoods Film Festival

The Northwoods Film Festival aims to showcase engaging and groundbreaking work in independent cinema over the course of a weekend. The 501(c)3 nonprofit festival will provide local audiences the opportunity to see films not typically screened in the local market, and also encourages audiences to embrace cinema as originally intended: in a shared space with other community members. 

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