Flyway Pubcast #4 – Madtown! (Mike Pickering and Mike Scholtz)

For this go-round, Matt and I got a look at the documentary short subject with new friends Mike Scholtz and Mike Pickering. These guys saw the importance of what was going on in Madison, Wisconsin last summer and decided to risk police arrest and capture as much as they could on film. Madtown is shown in three acts and goes right inside the capitol building to hear from the people who occupied it for almost three weeks in opposition to Governor Scott Walker’s union-busting bill.

And though we didn’t get a chance to talk about it in this Pubcast, The Mike’s are also directors of the Free Range Film Festival which is “a celebration of independent film and country living. Films are screened inside a big old barn located in the heart of Minnesota‚Äôs organic farm country. The 2012 festival will be held on July 27 & 28. It will be more fun than you probably deserve.”

 

 

Madtown screened at this year’s Flyway Film Festival but is still making its way around the festival circuit. If you can’t find a big screen showing, you’re in luck as the guys have thrown a slightly rougher cut of the film on YouTube. You can check it out in its entirety underneath the seats…