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Cheeseheads: The Documentary

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March 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Starting at 5:30 pm, enjoy cheese sampling, cash bar and more! Packers Hall of Famer kicker Chester Marcol, also featured in the film, is doing signings of his book Alive And Kicking.  Also, Fond du Lac native, Jeff Kahlow, an artist featured in the film, is the creator of unique Wisconsin carved hats and will have some of his work on display!

Then at 7 pm, join director John Mitchell for a special all ages screening of Cheeseheads: The Documentary! Afterwards is a Q&A with John Mitchell who provides a look at the film making process, and shares why he decided to make this documentary.

The documentary is the story of a man’s journey to rediscover his Wisconsin roots and the meaning of being a “Cheesehead” after 20 years away. Part travelogue, part human analysis, and fully All-American, Cheeseheads: The Documentary takes viewers on a humorous and intimate journey through factories, farms, museums, breweries and boardrooms in order to explore Cheesehead culture and the people who have taken that moniker from local to global as a proud symbol of Wisconsin.

Filmmaker John Mitchell toured Wisconsin for three years and interviewed hundreds of “Cheeseheads.” He met with many from around the state including U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson,  Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler, Bart Starr, Chester Marcol, Dave Robinson, Outdoors Wisconsin host Dan Small, actor Chris Mulkey and others.

Runtime: 112 min

Release Date: December 2015 (USA)

Friday, March 8
Bar opens at 5:30 pm
Film starts at 7 pm
Tickets: $10 ($8 for THELMA members)

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