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A Very Sunny Morning In Wisconsin

By Mike Everleth ⋅ March 10, 2008

Filmmaker Eric Carter writes in to tell us that the lucky attendees at the Wisconsin Film Festival will be able to witness the majestic surrealism of his screwball short film A Very Sunny Morning. Of course, you can watch the film in all of its YouTubed glory, but I think this is a great film that would play well with a caught-off-guard audience.

I posted up and reviewed the film here. And here’s an excerpt of what I said about it:

But then, there’s a sudden shift in the film from experimental to a somewhat traditional goofy romantic slapstick, of which in short films there’s almost nothing worse. It’s a big risk to take. There’s really nothing to ground us with the two leads, either a husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend team trying to amuse each other, so that you’re just waiting for the plot to finally make it’s appearance. And, oh boy, when it does, the film spins into high gear for a truly bizarre ride.

The film really bops around on a strange trajectory that’s ultimately very rewarding. Below is the screening date and time and for more info, please visit the WIFF website.

Saturday, April 5
3:30 p.m.

Screening at the Chazen Museum of Art