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Ed Wood (1994)

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Ed Wood (1994)

Film
Friday, February 28
10:30 pm
Cost: Free
WUD Film presents a free screening of Ed Wood (1994).

USA | 127 minutes | R | DCP | Dir. Tim Burton

Ed Wood was a little known filmmaker from the early 1950s who gained posthumous notoriety for his dreadful B-grade science fiction films in the mid-'80s. This film is producer/director Tim Burton's fictionalized portrait of Wood's strange yet mediocre life and career. Burton filmed "Ed Wood" in black and white to recreate the atmosphere of Wood's films. The film primarily focuses on three aspects of Wood's life: his transvestism, his relationships with his oddball casts and crew as he tried to make his films on shoestring budgets, and his friendships with aging horror-movie great Bela Lugosi whom he tried to help.

"Making a movie about the life of Ed Wood certainly qualifies as an impossible dream, but Burton has pulled it off with wit, imagination, and something amazingly close to grace," - Hal Hinson, Washington Post

 

Assistive Screening Accommodations for Patrons with Disability

  • Closed Captions and Visually Impaired Narration not available
  • Assisted Listening Device Amplification available

These free screenings are intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, and Union members and guests. 

USA | 127 minutes | R | DCP | Dir. Tim Burton

Ed Wood was a little known filmmaker from the early 1950s who gained posthumous notoriety for his dreadful B-grade science fiction films in the mid-'80s. This film is producer/director Tim Burton's fictionalized portrait of Wood's strange yet mediocre life and career. Burton filmed "Ed Wood" in black and white to recreate the atmosphere of Wood's films. The film primarily focuses on three aspects of Wood's life: his transvestism, his relationships with his oddball casts and crew as he tried to make his films on shoestring budgets, and his friendships with aging horror-movie great Bela Lugosi whom he tried to help.

"Making a movie about the life of Ed Wood certainly qualifies as an impossible dream, but Burton has pulled it off with wit, imagination, and something amazingly close to grace," - Hal Hinson, Washington Post

 

Assistive Screening Accommodations for Patrons with Disability

  • Closed Captions and Visually Impaired Narration not available
  • Assisted Listening Device Amplification available

These free screenings are intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, and Union members and guests. 

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film@union.wisc.edu
608-890-3000

With support from:

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