Supper Club Lovers,
Right now we are in Madison getting ready for Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club to have its world premiere tomorrow at the Wisconsin Film Festival. Last night we were honored and thrilled to show the film at a private event to around 250 people for the Wisconsin Alumni Association. This was the first time the film has been seen on a big screen to a large audience and we were thrilled to hear all of the clapping, cheering, and laughing throughout the film. We also participated in a Q&A after the film as seen in the photo to the left.
It's been a long journey since starting this project in 2009, but clearly it's been worth the wait.
Holly L. De Ruyter
Wisconsin Film Festival Screenings
We knew there would be an interest in a documentary about supper clubs, but our socks were knocked off when we discovered that the advance tickets for the two screenings of Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club sold out within hours of going on sale! We did not even have a chance to send out newsletter out letting people know tickets were on sale. The demand was so remarkable that a third screening was added! That screening also sold out of advanced tickets. While tickets can no longer be purchased ahead of time for any of the screenings, there will be some rush tickets available for people on the days of the showings. Information about times and locations of the screenings can be found here. The film screening is listed as "Dinner, Drinks, Entertainment" where it will be shown with two other short films about Wisconsin culture - "Little America" and "Tale of the Spotted Cow".
Director Holly L. De Ruyter and Associate Producer Brian Risselada will also be appearing at a free Wisconsin Filmmakers Panel Discussion on Saturday, April 11 at 10:00 am at Sundance Cinemas Madison. The address is 430 N Midvale Blvd (In the Hilldale Mall), Madison, Wisconsin 53705.
If you see us at the film festival, please make sure you come talk to us!
Now that you know the film is finished, we are sure you are excited to see it as soon as possible. We are just as excited for you to see it as well! However if you are unable to see it at the Wisconsin Film Festival a bit more patience may be required. We are submitting the film for consideration to be shown at other film festivals this fall. Most festivals will not consider showing a film if it is already available for purchase. Keep an eye out for future newsletters for information about when and where the film will be available.
Also, please consider checking out our Facebook page for regular news, articles, and updates about Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club. Make sure when you "like" the page you also select from the dropdown menu to "get notifications" so that you don't miss any of our posts. We already have several posts linking to articles featuring our film. We will also try to post photos and other general supper club related material to keep you informed.