This year’s students in the Milwaukee Underground Film Festival class interviewed area filmmakers, artists, teachers, and others around the topics of film festivals; creating, sharing and screening work; and the Milwaukee film community in order to explore and broaden the notions of underground, independent and experimental cinema. In an extensive interview (read here), Jack Heitpas talked to Dick Blau about his growing up in the theater world, American Studies and polka music, discovering photography, forming the UWM Film Department, working with Robert Nelson, American Movie, and more.