Monday, March 23 at 5:30 pm
“Cheeseheads: The Documentary” is the story of a manʼs journey to rediscover his Wisconsin roots after twenty years away. It also looks into the deeper meaning of being a Cheesehead, well beyond the clichéd notion represented in the media, and discovers that Wisconsin is a place like none other, filled with some of the most hard-working, passionate, and generous people on earth, who are obsessed with beer, cheese, and football, especially when all three involve the Green Bay Packers.
I toured Wisconsin for three years interviewing hundreds of “Cheeseheads” from every corner, some well known, most not. I shot at factories, sports bars, and breweries, tailgated and toured museums. People even invited me into their homes to share their thoughts. I met with Mayors around the state (Tom Barrett & Paul Soglin for starters), United States Senator Ron Johnson, as well as Governor Scott Walker at the Capitol in Madison. Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler even got involved, as did Bart Starr, Chester Marcol, Dave Robinson, Outdoors Wisconsin host Dan Small, actor Chris Mulkey, and many others.
What started out as my journey to discover the Cheesehead passion, turned into the journey of a lifetime. This film is an intimate and humorous exploration of that sense of place that makes you who you are, about the amazing people you meet along the way, and about being a part of something bigger than oneʼs self.
This program is made possible by the financial support of the Friends of the Library. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.