"Cheeseheads" Premiere on Jan. 31
Mark your calendar now for this very special event! Mead Public Library will host the Sheboygan premiere of the film, "Cheeseheads: The Documentary," by filmmaker/producer John Mitchell, on the afternoon of Sunday, Jan 31.
"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.
The film will be screened beginning at
2 p.m. at the Stefanie H. Weill Center For The Performing Arts in downtown Sheboygan, just a half block north of Mead Public Library. Those who attend will have an opportunity to "walk the red carpet" and may dress glam, showing Wisconsin spirit in your most creative way, or come as you are.
From 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., join John Mitchell for an after-party at Mead Public Library in the Rocca Meeting Room. Participants may meet and talk to Mitchell and autographed DVDs will be on sale for $20 with $5 going to purchase DVDs for public high schools and libraries in Wisconsin (cash or check only). Sample foods and beverages with a Wisconsin flair.
The "Cheeseheads" Sheboygan premiere screening and party are free and open to all, sponsored by the Mead Public Library Foundation and the Friends of Mead Public Library. The film is rated PG (all audiences) and is one hour and 52 minutes in length.
Mitchell explained how he created the documentary: "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 and Paul Soglin for starters), US Senator Ron Johnson, as well as Gov. 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."