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Flat View Saturday, September 20, 2014
 September 2014October 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Up Close & Personal ( 12:30 - pm - 2:45 pm )

(1996) Romantic fluff about a novice TV journalist (Michelle Pfeiffer) and a veteran correspondent (Robert Redford) who becomes a bullying mentor, then marries her as his career spirals downward while she is groomed for a network anchor spot. Directed by Jon Avnet, the romance is credibly developed within the tension-filled world of live news, resulting in a bittersweet, sentimental crowd-pleaser. Several restrained bedroom scenes, brief violence, and minimal rough language. (A-III -- adults) (PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13) Showtime (cable)




The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty ( 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm )

(2013) Strange blend of comedy, drama and travelogue in which a soft-spoken, office-bound photo editor (Ben Stiller) at a fictionalized version of Life magazine finds his endless daydreams of grand adventure coming true as he trots the globe in pursuit of a missing negative sent in to the periodical by the glamorous photographer (Sean Penn) he idolizes. Supporting him from afar along his urgent quest -- he faces unemployment if the crucial item fails to turn up -- is the fetching co-worker (Kristen Wiig) for whom he secretly pines. But looking on with impatience is the overgrown adolescent of an executive (Adam Scott) who holds the woolgatherer's professional future in his callous hands. Stiller, who also directed this very loose adaptation of humorist James Thurber's classic short story, shifts the tone of his tale erratically, with humor about awkward workplace situations and executive bullies giving way to a serious study in self-realization augmented with social commentary. Brief but harsh violence, at least one use of profanity, and a few crude and crass terms. (A-III -- adults) (PG -- parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children) HBO (cable)




Night Of The Prophet ( 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm )

A dramatization of the life of St. Padre Pio (1887-1968), seen through the eyes of a Roman journalist. (TV-G -- general audience) EWTN (cable)




Edgewood College Presents The Play Proof ( 7:30 pm )

The play Proof, by David Auburn, will be presented at Edgewood College in the the Diane Ballweg Theatre, 1000 Edgewood College Dr. This play explores the tricky development of personal identity, the unknowability of love, and the mysteries of science.
Dates and times of performances include:

  • Friday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept.26, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 27, 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $7 for students/seniors. To purchase tickets, visit theatre.edgewood.edu For more information, call 608-663-6710.




The Wolverine ( 9:00 pm - 11:10 pm )

(2013) Macho superhero adventure in which the titular character (Hugh Jackman) -- whose distinctive gifts include tougher-than-steel claws that sprout from his hands -- slices and dices his way through Japan while protecting the heiress (Tao Okamoto) to an old friend's (Haruhiko Yamanouchi) industrial fortune. Physical and emotional angst make director James Mangold's action picture -- based on Marvel's X-Men mythos -- a heavy lift for casual viewers. Still, the relentless combat involves only moderate gore, and occasional flashes of wit offer some relief from the fog of testosterone. Constant action violence with some blood, ritual suicides, a nonmarital bedroom scene, rear nudity, mature references, at least one use of the F-word, and occasional crude and crass language. (A-III -- adults) (PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13) Cinemax (cable)




Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Janesville: Theater Bus ( All Day )

The Theater Bus for persons 55 and over will be traveling to the following event in September: Sunday, Sept. 21 -- Listen and enjoy the Last Five Years. This musical at the Janesville Performing Arts Center (JPAC) supports JPAC's adult performing arts education initiatives. Lunch is included at the Butterfly Club. Cost is $68. For tickets or more information, call 608-257-0003 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




Monday, September 22, 2014
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Father Simon Says ( 10:00 am - 11:00 am )

Join Fr. Richard Simon as he opens each show with a thorough examination of the daily Scripture readings. Then Father Simon opens the phones and entertains questions on a wide variety of topics. (Encore 6 p.m.) Relevant Radio (1240 AM)




Now, Voyager ( 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm )

(1942) Classy tearjerker follows a repressed Bostonian spinster (Bette Davis) from a sanatorium where she gains some self-confidence to an ocean cruise where she falls for an unhappily married man (Paul Henreid) but sublimates her love for him by giving a home to his love-starved pre-teen daughter. Directed by Irving Rapper, Davis' transformation from milksop to socialite is winning, Gladys Cooper makes a fine ogre as her domineering mother and Henreid's routine in lighting two cigarettes is classic Hollywood schmaltz. The doomed love affair is handled most discreetly. (A-II -- adults and adolescents) (Not rated) TCM (cable)




Koch ( 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm )

This POV presentation offers a portrait of three-term New York City mayor Ed Koch (1924-2013). Blunt, funny, combative, and egocentric, Koch enjoyed a famous friendship with the city’s archbishop, Cardinal John O'Connor. (TV-PG -- parental guidance suggested) WPT (PBS)




Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Priests For Life Program On Radio Maria ( 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm )

Priests for Life now has a weekly hour-long pro-life radio program on Radio Maria.
The program is called Gospel of Life with Janet Morana as host and appearances with Fr. Frank Pavone occasionally. It can be heard from 5 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday. The show is re-aired Thursdays at 1 a.m. Radio Maria, which began as a parish radio station in Milan, Italy, now has a worldwide reach. It began broadcasting from its first English-speaking station in Alexandria, La., in 2000. Radio maria has stations in seven states, and programming can be heard on the Internet at www.RadioMaria.US Listeners can call in to a toll free number 866-333-6279.




The Boomer List ( 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm )

The series American Masters takes a comprehensive look at 19 iconic baby boomers -- one born each year of the boom, 1946-1964. (TV-PG -- parental guidance suggested) WPT (PBS)




Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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Milwaukee Cathedral September Concerts ( 12:15 - pm )

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N. Jackson St., September Wednesday Concert Series beginning at 12:15 p.m., includes:

  • September 10 -- Megas Ensemble
  • September 17 -- Michael J. Batcho, organ
  • September 24 -- Andrea Toschi, organ

Suggested donation, $3. For more information visit www.stjohncathedral.org/finearts




I Never Sang For My Father ( 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm )

(1970) Gilbert Cates directs a solid adaptation of the Robert Anderson play about a grown son (Gene Hackman) forced to come to some decision about how to care for his aging father (Melvyn Douglas). Both give remarkable performances filled with compassion and understanding and their scenes together are charged with the love and hate that simultaneously bind them together and make them strangers. It would be fine for adolescents save for a rather frank bedroom scene. (A-III -- adults) (PG -- parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children) TCM (cable)




Thursday, September 25, 2014
Priests For Life Program On Radio Maria ( 1:00 am - 2:00 am )

Priests for Life now has a weekly hour-long pro-life radio program on Radio Maria.
The program is called Gospel of Life with Janet Morana as host and appearances with Fr. Frank Pavone occasionally. It can be heard from 5 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday. The show is re-aired Thursdays at 1 a.m. Radio Maria, which began as a parish radio station in Milan, Italy, now has a worldwide reach. It began broadcasting from its first English-speaking station in Alexandria, La., in 2000. Radio maria has stations in seven states, and programming can be heard on the Internet at www.RadioMaria.US Listeners can call in to a toll free number 866-333-6279.




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The Vocation To The Priesthood ( 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm )

Interviewees for this special include priests serving in dangerous missions where they emulate Christ's love for all people. (TV-G -- general audience) EWTN (cable)




Sinsinawa: International Day Of Peace Film ( 7:00 pm )

Annually in September, people across the globe are invited to celebrate and work toward peace in the world through the United Nation's International Day of Peace.
Terra Firma, a documentary film about women who have served in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan, weaves together the stories of three female veterans, the after-effects of war, and how agriculture plays a role in their healing process. The film is being shown at Sinsinawa Mound, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, as part of the two-week Dubuque Festival Celebrating the United Nations International Day of Peace. The film is open to the public and free to all. A discussion with one of the featured women will follow the movie. For more information about the film showing, contact Sister Joy at 608-748-4411, ext. 164. Information about Terra Firma can be found online at terrafirmafilm.com




Friday, September 26, 2014
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Edgewood College Presents The Play Proof ( 7:30 pm )

The play Proof, by David Auburn, will be presented at Edgewood College in the the Diane Ballweg Theatre, 1000 Edgewood College Dr. This play explores the tricky development of personal identity, the unknowability of love, and the mysteries of science.
Dates and times of performances include:

  • Friday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept.26, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 27, 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $7 for students/seniors. To purchase tickets, visit theatre.edgewood.edu For more information, call 608-663-6710.




Sun Prairie: Organ Recital And Benefit ( 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm )

Organists from churches in Madison and the surrounding area will present a public organ recital at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 550 Lincoln Dr., in Sun Prairie on Friday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The program will celebrate hymnody and showcase the LeTourneau pipe organ. Two diocesan organists will play in the recital. Naomi Matthees of Sacred Hearts Parish in Sun Prairie will play a setting of the German chorale, "Christ lag in Todesbanden" by Johannes Pachelbel (1653-1706). Blessed Trinity (Dane) Parish's Michael Mills will play "Chorale Improvisation on Nun Danket Alle Gott" by Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933). Other area organists from various faith traditions will complete the program. No admission is charged. Monies raised by freewill donation at the event will go to the association’s Ruth Pilger Andrews Scholarship Fund. For more information visit the association's website at www.madisonacm.org or email the Diocesan Office of Worship at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




Saturday, September 27, 2014
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Edgewood College Presents The Play Proof ( 2:00 pm )

The play Proof, by David Auburn, will be presented at Edgewood College in the the Diane Ballweg Theatre, 1000 Edgewood College Dr. This play explores the tricky development of personal identity, the unknowability of love, and the mysteries of science.
Dates and times of performances include:

  • Friday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept.26, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 27, 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $7 for students/seniors. To purchase tickets, visit theatre.edgewood.edu For more information, call 608-663-6710.




Edgewood College Presents The Play Proof ( 7:30 pm )

The play Proof, by David Auburn, will be presented at Edgewood College in the the Diane Ballweg Theatre, 1000 Edgewood College Dr. This play explores the tricky development of personal identity, the unknowability of love, and the mysteries of science.
Dates and times of performances include:

  • Friday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept.26, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 27, 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $7 for students/seniors. To purchase tickets, visit theatre.edgewood.edu For more information, call 608-663-6710.




The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 ( 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm )

(2012) This fifth and final installment of the popular franchise sees its domesticated vampire hero (Robert Pattinson) and his once-mortal, but now undead bride (Kristen Stewart) enjoying both married life and newfound parenthood. But when their half-human, half-bloodsucker daughter (Mackenzie Foy) is mistaken for a type of being long banned by the ruling clique of the vampire world, a conflict erupts between the young couple's allies (most prominently Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, and Elizabeth Reaser) and the elite defenders of the established order (led by Michael Sheen). Themes of family loyalty, tolerance for others, and the corrupting effects of power underlie the easy-to-laugh-at but undeniably entertaining proceedings of director Bill Condon's gothic romance -- adapted, like its immediate predecessor, from novelist Stephenie Meyer's blockbuster Breaking Dawn. Parents will have to assess how well mature adolescents may cope with the unsettling means by which the vein-drainers dispose of each other during a climactic battle -- essentially gore-free decapitation, followed by burning -- as well as with scenes of intimacy between the central pair. Some harsh but bloodless violence, fleeting gore, semi-graphic marital lovemaking with partial nudity, and a couple of crass terms. (A-III -- adults) (PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13) Showtime (cable)




47 Ronin ( 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm )

(2013) Despite lavish special effects, this big-budget retelling of the fact-based Japanese national legend of the title is so badly done as to render its classic story incomprehensible. Working from a script by Chris Morgan and Hossein Amini, director Carl Rinsch has Keanu Reeves as a mysterious half-breed warrior helping 47 leaderless samurai (most prominently Hiroyuki Sanada) regain their honor after their master (Min Tanaka) has been deposed through the machinations of a jealous rival (Tadanobu Asano) and a shape-shifting witch (Rinko Kikuchi). Combat violence, the bloodless portrayal of a suicide and a beheading. (A-III -- adults) (PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13) Cinemax (cable)




Pray, Hope, And Don’t Worry ( 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm )

English filmmaker J. Paddy Nolan provides an in-depth look at the life and spirituality of St. Padre Pio (1887-1968), including exclusive footage of St. John Paul II's visit to his tomb. (TV-G -- general audience) EWTN (cable)




Sunday, September 28, 2014
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East Troy: Theater Bus ( All Day )

The Theater Bus for persons 55 and over will be traveling to the following event in September: Sunday, Sept. 28 -- Adventure on the East Troy electric train. Take a two hour ride and dine aboard the heated and air-conditioned art deco diner cars. Lunch is served as the train makes a trip to Mukwonago, where folks can enjoy a short period by the river and then re-board for dessert on the return ride. Cost is $82. For tickets or more information, call 608-257-0003 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




Madison: Story Of Exodus ( 6:00 pm )

Actor Brad Sherrill will be performing the story of Exodus at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. There is no charge for the performance, and all are welcome. Free childcare will be available by reservation for children ages one to 10.  To reserve childcare, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the names and ages of the children. At the beginning of the story, Sherrill draws from Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy to present the main narrative and themes of "Exodus: Israel's slavery in Egypt, Moses being called by God and sent to Pharoah, the plagues, Passover, and deliverance." The second half of Exodus focuses on Israel's experience at Mt. Sinai and in the desert during the 40 years before entering the holy land. A light supper will be served before the performance in the Queen of Peace Gathering Space for $5 per person. Reservations for supper can be made by contacting This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it No reservations are necessary for the performance. Sherrill, a 24-year member of the Georgia Shakespeare theater company in Atlanta, Ga., has previously performed in the Madison area. His web site is www.gospelofjohn.com




Metropolitan ( 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm )

(1990) An outsider (Edward Clements) who claims to detest social snobbism is admitted to the nightly Manhattan soirees of seven wealthy youngsters and soon finds his life revolving around them. Whit Stillman's directorial debut is marked by a lighthearted comedy of manners, which is well-acted and enlivened by witty dialogue, but leaves many unanswered questions about the privileged characters' pointless partying and aimless lifestyles. References to promiscuous relationships. (A-III -- adults) (PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13) TCM (cable)




The Mystery Of Agatha Christie With David Suchet ( 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm )

Famed for his portrayal of Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot, host David Suchet takes viewers along on a trip to learn more about the best-selling murder mystery writer in history. (TV-PG -- parental guidance suggested) WPT (PBS)




Monday, September 29, 2014
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Father Simon Says ( 10:00 am - 11:00 am )

Join Fr. Richard Simon as he opens each show with a thorough examination of the daily Scripture readings. Then Father Simon opens the phones and entertains questions on a wide variety of topics. (Encore 6 p.m.) Relevant Radio (1240 AM)




Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Priests For Life Program On Radio Maria ( 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm )

Priests for Life now has a weekly hour-long pro-life radio program on Radio Maria.
The program is called Gospel of Life with Janet Morana as host and appearances with Fr. Frank Pavone occasionally. It can be heard from 5 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday. The show is re-aired Thursdays at 1 a.m. Radio Maria, which began as a parish radio station in Milan, Italy, now has a worldwide reach. It began broadcasting from its first English-speaking station in Alexandria, La., in 2000. Radio maria has stations in seven states, and programming can be heard on the Internet at www.RadioMaria.US Listeners can call in to a toll free number 866-333-6279.




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