LakeFrontRow Cinema kicks off its 2015 season on Thursday January 29 with Forward, Stumptown Media‘s rich and wonderfully introspective documentary on Wisconsin’s 2011 Budget Repair Bill protests.
In the years since the bill’s passing, the Act 10 Protests have inspired a number of projects but co-directors Matt Mullins and Dusan Harminc succeed where other films have failed by rooting their film in the subjective. From columnists and activists to state senator Fred Risser and musician Tom Morello, Forward takes a deeply divisive historical event and personalizes its impact. Nearly four years later, Forward’s assessment of Act 10’s “war on the middle class” and its economic repercussions blend with a collage of perspectives, offering a fascinating reflection where other filmmakers have otherwise merely documented.
After Forward’s successful but limited string of theatrical screenings, the Madison Public Library and LakeFrontRow.com present Madison audiences with another chance to see this remarkable reflection on history, change, and politics. Stumptown Media’s Matt Mullins will be in attendance for a Q&A discussion following the film.
- LakeFrontRow Cinema begins on Thursday Jan 29 at 6:30p in Rm 302 of the Central Library (201 West Mifflin Street). Like all Central Cinema screenings, admission is FREE and open to the public.