A woman and her 'Ax Men'

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'Ax Men'

Brandon Larsen, of Superior, Wis., in a scene from season 6 of "Ax Men" that is set in Wisconsin. (January 24, 2013)

A: Yes. But also, and maybe this is naive, but I trust that what we're gonna see on TV is what happened. I mean, ask me again in six months, but, I was there. I was there when they shot that stuff and we had a relationship of trust with the crew. We're in their hands.

Q: Am I making you nervous?

A: A little! Some of your questions make me feel very naive. But there's nothing we can do about it. This has been out of our hands since we agreed to go on the show. I think it's gonna be like so much of the last five years (running the timber company). I don't know how (our story) ends, but it's been a good ride — we've had a lot of fun doing something we hadn't done before. I can't imagine watching the show and thinking, "Oh geez, I'm so sorry we did that because they made us look like morons."

In our minds, the whole thing was fortuitous. It was something that came out of the blue and was not something we could have ever planned or tried to make happen on our own.

The Wisconsin Woodchuck arc begins this week on the History Channel's "Ax Men," 8 p.m. Sunday.

Bogie classic

The Northbrook Public Library wraps up its Humphrey Bogart series Wednesday with a screening of 1953 heist picture "Beat the Devil," directed by John Huston, with a script he collaborated on with Truman Capote. Film scholar Reid Schultz will discuss Bogart's career afterward. Go to northbrook.info.

More classic cinema

Admission is only $1 for the Classic Movie Mondays series at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Each week has a different theme: horror (first Monday of the month), comedy (second), romance (third) and action/adventure (fourth). This week is the 1986 coming-of-ager "Stand By Me," based on the Stephen King novella "The Body." Coming up Feb. 4 is "The Wiz." Go to ParamountAurora.com and click on "tickets."

Sundance in Chicago

The Music Box teams up with the Sundance Film Festival for a Thursday screening of "Touchy Feely," which debuted at the festival last week and stars Rosemarie DeWitt ("United States of Tara") as a massage therapist who suddenly finds she can no longer stand touching people. With special guest appearance by director Lynn Shelton. Go to musicboxtheatre.com.

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