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on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 17:24

The new movie Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, John Goodman, and Helen Mirren, chronicles the life of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo from 1947 to 1970.

on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:42

The WCFTR is partnering with faculty and students from the UW-Madison’s Department of African Languages and Literature to assist with the translation and cataloging of several Arabic films from the

on Tue, 07/14/2015 - 14:20

In 2007, UW alumnus Stephen Jarchow made possible through a very generous 2007 gift the creation of twelve expertly researched and curated online exhibits based on the Center’s collections.

on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 14:06

In 2005, a collection of manuscripts, film, videorecordings, photographs, and tape recordings arrived at the WCFTR documenting the filmmaking career of Nietzchka Keene. Keene, an independent filmmaker born in Boston and trained at UMass-Amherst and UCLA, taught filmmaking and editing to numerous students in the Communication Arts Department at UW-Madison until her untimely death in 2004 from pancreatic cancer. 

on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 15:38

After a distinguished career at UW-Madison, Communication Arts colleague and former WCFTR director Michele Hilmes is retiring from the University.  In her 22 years on the Wisconsin faculty, Michele wrote or edited/co-edited some n

on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:49

Since 2013 the WCFTR has been collaborating with the Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums class and student group on a project to process a collection of film materials belonging to the Oneida Cultural Heritage Department.  The Tribal, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (TLAM) course is designed to facilitate a participatory learning experience through presentations, readings, service-learning projects, and personal contact with tribal cultural workers with a special emphasis on the tribal cultural institutions of Wisconsin.

on Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:25

The Communication Arts Department hosted director and screenwriter David Koepp in early March to introduce three screenings at the UW Cinematheque and to meet with faculty and students from the department. A native of nearby Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Koepp started his career with an independent film, APARTMENT ZERO, before his first big writing assignment, JURASSIC PARK. In addition he wrote DEATH BECOMES HER, THE PAPER, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, and wrote and directed STIR OF ECHOES, GHOST TOWN, and a WCFTR-staff favorite, PREMIUM RUSH.

on Tue, 02/17/2015 - 13:36

WCFTR is proud to co-present two very special lecture and screening events with archivist, writer, filmmaker and outsider librarian Rick Prelinger this weekend in Madison, WI – Looking U

on Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:36

The WCFTR is pleased to announce that Harold Mayer and Lynne Rhodes Mayer (UW –Madison BA ’47) have donated their collection of film and professional papers to the archive.