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Documentary: “No Brainer”

October 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

“No Brainer,” a video documentary by Ootek Productions, will be broadcast on the Wisconsin Channel of Wisconsin Public Television. The production stars Jim Ridge of American Players Theatre and features APT actors Colleen Madden, Tracy Michelle Arnold, Sarah Day and Marco Lama. Other Spring Green area people appear as extras and contributed music. “No Brainer” will be aired repeatedly after October 20.

“It’s about brain tumors, not exactly a fun topic, but I tried to mix some humor in,” said producer Dave Erickson. Erickson has lived with a brain tumor since 2007.

The Wyoming Valley Cultural Arts Center and the Spring Green Area Arts Coalition supported the experimental documentary, which was featured at the Driftless Film Festival. It culminates with a Carrie Rodriguez/Gary Louris song, “Infinite Night,” that Rodriguez performed at the Sh*tty Barn in Spring Green.

“When you go into the hospital for brain surgery, no one tells you your life will never be the same. You learn that if you wake up from it,” Erickson said, laughing. “It’s been a while since I wrote this. I’d tell a different story now.”

DVD copies of “No Brainer” are available from Erickson by calling (608) 583-3366.


October 20, 2019
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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