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Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

1999 / 76min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: JAMES MARSH

CAST: IAN HOLM, JEFFREY GOLDEN, JO VUKELICH

Q&A with producer Maureen Ryan at the 7:30pm screening on Saturday, August 4.

"Adapted from Michael Lesy's 1973 book of the same name, Wisconsin Death Trip chronicles, in bleakly funny vignettes, the marathon of perverse, violent, and frequently inexplicable acts of violence and insanity that gripped the seemingly cursed Wisconsin town of Black River Falls during the late 19th century. Drawn almost exclusively from newspaper accounts of the time, Wisconsin Death Trip captures, in dreamy, high-contrast black and white, the horrific fates of countless poor souls who came to the northern reaches of the Midwest seeking a fresh start, but fell prey to poverty, despair, and madness. Marsh… brings a Lynchian sense of surreal, haunting beauty to the film's grim black comedy…. the ultimate stoner film for discriminating Goths.” —Nathan Rabin