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The Cruise (1998) w/ Wisconsin Film Festival

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The Cruise (1998) w/ Wisconsin Film Festival

Film
Tuesday, December 5
7 - 9 pm
Cost: Free
Affectionate portrait of Tim "Speed" Levitch, a tour guide for Manhattan's Gray Line double-decker buses.

USA | 76 min | PG-13 | 35mm | Dir. Bennett Miller

Affectionate portrait of Tim "Speed" Levitch, a tour guide for Manhattan's Gray Line double-decker buses. He talks fast, is in love with the city, and dispenses historical facts, architectural analysis, and philosophical musings in equal measures. He's reflective and funny about cruising: he loves it, got in it to meet women, and he'd quit work if he could. His personal life is disclosed in small doses: he takes home $200 a week for 20 hours work, home is his suitcase and wherever he can flop, he's been arrested for going out on the roof tops of skyscrapers to see his city; he stands between the towers of the World Trade Center, spins until he's dizzy, then looks up.

Miller hit documentary gold when he met Levitch. But this marvelously structured, sensitively edited, deep and compassionate portrait (in atmospheric, made-for-Manhattan black and white) of one man hopscotching a fine line between verbal genius and psychological miswiring is Miller's own jewel, the work of a gifted filmmaker - Lisa Schwarzbaum (Entertainment Weekly)

This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.

USA | 76 min | PG-13 | 35mm | Dir. Bennett Miller

Affectionate portrait of Tim "Speed" Levitch, a tour guide for Manhattan's Gray Line double-decker buses. He talks fast, is in love with the city, and dispenses historical facts, architectural analysis, and philosophical musings in equal measures. He's reflective and funny about cruising: he loves it, got in it to meet women, and he'd quit work if he could. His personal life is disclosed in small doses: he takes home $200 a week for 20 hours work, home is his suitcase and wherever he can flop, he's been arrested for going out on the roof tops of skyscrapers to see his city; he stands between the towers of the World Trade Center, spins until he's dizzy, then looks up.

Miller hit documentary gold when he met Levitch. But this marvelously structured, sensitively edited, deep and compassionate portrait (in atmospheric, made-for-Manhattan black and white) of one man hopscotching a fine line between verbal genius and psychological miswiring is Miller's own jewel, the work of a gifted filmmaker - Lisa Schwarzbaum (Entertainment Weekly)

This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.

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WUD Film

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

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Wisconsin Film Festival

Ben Reiser, Festival Coordinator
breiser@wisc.edu 608-262-6578

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