'Wisconsin Death Trip' given rare screening
Wisconsin Death Trip, a critically acclaimed installment from the BBC Arena catalogue, is to be screened at London’s Regent Street Cinema in partnership with Heavenly Films.
Directed by celebrated filmmaker James Marsh, the documentary drama examines haunting historical photographs uncovered by writer and journalist Michael Lesy. The photographs detail a period of murder, madness, and suicide in the town of Black River Falls, Wisconsin at the end of the nineteenth-century. Marsh’s film draws viewers into the town’s dark past through newspaper reports, archive photographs, and dramatic re-enactments of events.
Wisconsin Death Trip was introduced to audiences as part of the popular BBC documentary film series, Arena, in 2000. Music for the documentary came from DJ Shadow and The Velvet Underground’s John Cale – helping to cement its status as a classic within the Arena catalogue. Marsh later went on to direct the Academy Award winning documentary Man on Wire and the Steven Hawking biopic, The Theory of Everything.
Heavenly Films will host the screening of Wisconsin Death Trip at the Regent Street Cinema. Director James Marsh will attend the screening to introduce his film and participate in a post-screening Q&A session.
‘Wisconsin Death Trip’ screens at London’s Regent Street Cinema on Thursday, 4th May. Tickets are available online.