Join community members at Hawthorne Library for a special event series featuring Wisconsin-themed documentaries. Documentary filmmaker Bob Leff will screen and discuss each of his four films.
All films take place at Hawthorne Library at 2:00pm. Refreshments will be served.
March 2: Touched by an Angell
The story of Angell Park, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, an internationally known midget race track with a wild 100-year history.
March 23: A Railroader Remembers
Steam railroading in northern Wisconsin as told by a 38-year veteran on the Chicago & Northwestern.
March 30: Eine Kleine Kaserei (A Little Cheese Factory)
A 100-year old Swiss cheese factory is restored and traditional copper kettle cheesemaking is demonstrated.
About Bob Leff
Bob Leff grew up in suburban N.Y. and moved to Wisconsin in 1967 to start a career in clinical psychology at the Children’s Treatment Center In Madison. Bob had always been interested in visual arts, and especially wanted to make movies. In the mid-‘90s, institutional upheavals changed the nature of his job so drastically that he quit to try documentary filmmaking. He got lucky when his first two films about the history of musky fishing up north were hits, including being broadcast on Wisconsin Public TV. He went on to produce about one film a year on a diverse range of Wisconsin-themed subjects.