For years, communities across Wisconsin have invested public and private resources in growing the local arts scene and boosting the creative economy. Those efforts rely, however, on enthusiastic supporters to participate and dedicated champions to emerge to sustain and expand the impact of the arts.
Ian Teal moved back to Wisconsin with a similar goal: to revive the Gerold Opera House in Weyauwega. After some experimentation, he discovered a niche and launched a film festival that now brings thousands of film-lovers to central Wisconsin every year.
In 2018, the Weyauwega International Film Festival includes a screening of a once-thought-lost Harry Houdini film, ‘The Grim Game.’ See the film and hear from the people who rescued it from obscurity Sat, Nov 10 at 7:30p. Get the details on the festival and the film from Ian: