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New England’s Premiere Showcase for Independent Film For two decades, the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) has brought the vibrant world of international and independent cinema to Rhode Island. Starting life as a small arts and culture festival in Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley, RIIFF has grown over the years into the largest film festival in New England, and one of the country’s premiere showcases for independent film. This year, 273 films, culled from a record 6,083 submissions, will be screened in venues throughout the state. And as a first-stop destination for filmmakers across the globe, this year’s festival will be presenting 96 World and North American Premieres. International Scope and Aesthetic Diversity As a premiere showcase for Independent Film, RIIFF takes great pride in the broad diversity of its line-up. This year, the festival will showcase work by filmmakers from over 62 different countries, and representing a wide variety of different genres and formats, from Feature-length Narratives and Documentaries, to Short Films, Animations and Experimental fare. The Festival will highlight a number of special Sidebar presentations, including: Short films from Quebec, Jewish Films, animation films, films with LGBTQ-related themes and several packages of short films with distinct narratives that explore the world we live in from all kinds of perspectives. There is truly something for everyone at RIIFF, which takes pride in offering filmgoers the opportunity to take in the very broadest scope of what the international, independent film world has to offer. Industry Plaudits Indeed, given the incredible breadth and undeniable quality of its annual programming, RIIFF has long been recognized within the industry as one of the country’s top independent film festivals. Moviemaker Magazine (April 2016) has consistently declared RIIFF one of the "Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Price of Admission" and it has been ranked as one of the top 12 film festivals internationally. However, our true claim-to-fame is the festival’s designation as New England’s only Academy Award-Qualifying film festival in three categories: narrative, animation and documentary short; along with now being a BAFTA-qualifying Festival. This makes RIIFF one of only 6 film festivals in the world to have this combined honor. Each year, the festival sends its top short film to the Academy to be officially considered for the Best Short Film Oscar. Over the festival’s 19-year run, 46 of its films have been nominated and 9 have won. So as you attend screenings and participate in filmmaker Q&As, keep your eyes peeled – you just might be watching the winner of next year’s Academy Award! Cultivating a Film Community Of course, RIIFF is about more than industry honors and designations. Our main goal has always been to help cultivate what is already a growing and passionate film community within Rhode Island. As such, our screenings are complimented by a host of activities geared towards bringing local filmmakers, students and fans together with the bevy of international and independent filmmakers who attend the festival each year. Throughout the festival week RIIFF will host a variety of gala parties, intimate receptions, educational workshops and networking events. Most of these are open to the public and all will be attended by many of the over 200 international filmmakers the festival attracts each year. So be sure to take advantage of these opportunities! Every year RIIFF creates a complete “festival experience” for Rhode Islanders, bringing the international film community and the local community together. Educational Outreach It is crucial to point out that the festival experience offered by RIIFF extends to area students, as well. Film education is one of our most cherished goals. Each summer, RIIFF runs the popular KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp for students ages 8-16, now in its 18th year. Many of these students will attend the KidsEye™ International Film Festival, a special program of kid-oriented independent films shown during the main festival. And while attending the festival you may bump into members of our Youth Film Jury Program as they hustle in and out of screenings and debate the latest film. Through programs such as these, RIIFF creates a space for the next generation of filmmakers, critics and fans to discover the world of independent film for the first time. Discover the New Voices of Independent Film! So whether you are a filmmaker or a film buff, a hardened film professional or an eager film student; get your tickets and take in all that the 20th Annual Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival has to offer. Our loyal and committed, top-notch staff has worked tirelessly to expand and strengthen this year’s programming and provide audiences with what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable cinematic experience. Join us as we continue on with our mission to discover the new voices of independent film!

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Dear Filmmakers and Friends, On behalf of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, I welcome you to the 20th Anniversary of the prestigious Rhode Island International Film Festival!

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show! Please do not hesitate to call our officeEnjoy if youthe have any questions or needs. We stand ready to assist you ay way we can and the Rhode Island Film & TV Office is always here to help you make some movie magic! Steven Feinberg Executive Director Once again, congratulations to George T. Marshall and the amazing RIIFF staff, volunteers and sponsors. Rhode Island Film & Television Offi ce Enjoy the show! One Capitol Hill 3rd Floor Warmly, Providence, RI 02908 Phone: 401-222-3456 (222-FILM) Fax: 401-222-3018 E MAIL: steven.feinberg@arts.ri.gov WEB SITE:www.fi lm.ri.gov

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The State of Rhode Island is extremely proud of the tremendous fete created by Executive Director, George T. Marshall, two decades ago. With the invaluable support of Lawrence J. Andrade, festival programmer Rhode Island International Filmsupervisor Festival Filmmakers, Shawn Quirk, legal Dear advisor Michael Drywa, Esq,, technical Timothy Haggerty, the Advisory Board Members, the energetic staff, volunteers and sponsors, RIIFF has reached stratosphere in terms of Greetings from the beautiful Ocean State! On behalf of the Film &the Television Offi ce, I recognition and quality. Only one of six film festivals from across the globe, the Rhode Island International welcome you to discover Rhode Island. Film Festival has the unique distinction of enabling qualifying motion pictures to seize both the Academy Awards as well as the Britishto Academy Awards (BAFTA). To putand it simply, this festival gives filmmakers From the(Oscar) many diverse locations our outstanding restaurants cultural attractions, the greatest opportunity to maximize their potential while receiving the highest accolade possible on the I’m certain you will find that Rhode Island is a fun, film-friendly neighborhood. This compact planet within the realm of cinema!


Table of Contents

5. Welcome from Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza 6. Ticket Information

RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | TABLE OF CONTENTS

9. Letter from the Executive Director 11. 2016 Festival Dedication: Patrice Haggerty 15. Sponsors 21. 2016 Film Guide 36. 2016 Alpha Listing of Film


Welcome to the 20th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival. The RIFF has been a Rhode Island institution for over two decades. We are very proud of the festival’s continued commitment to local and international cinema and their celebration of filmmakers and filmgoers alike. The RIFF is one of only 6 festivals world-wide that serves as an Academy Awards short films, animation and short documentaries qualifier. This festival is world-renowned for showcasing innovative and impressive works of art, and as the largest film festival in the Ocean State, the quality of this year’s RIFF is no exception. With the acceptance of around 273 films, spanning 62 countries and 96 world or US premieres, Rhode Island remains a place where artists and fans thrive. The work of non-profit arts organizations like the RIFF, are vital to New England’s future. None of this could be possible without their advocacy and encouragement, nor could this be done without the support of this festival’s sponsors. On behalf of the City of Providence, I thank everyone involved in this wonderful event. I wish the best of luck to all of 2016 RIFF participants, and I hope you enjoy your time in the Creative Capital. Sincerely,

Jorge O. Elorza Mayor of Providence www.RIFilmFest.org

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Main Festival RIIFF Day Pass $50 Access to all screenings day-to-day with the exception of Opening Night. Pass available at first screening venue with your Eventbrite receipt.

RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | TICKET INFORMATION

Festival Five-Pack $40 Five tickets for the price of four. Can be used during the main RIIFF in August, the annual Vortex, Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Festival in October, plus any special year-round film series we sponsor. No termination date. Rising Star Pass $30 A transferable, multi-user pass which includes four admissions to films at The Vets. Valid only at The Vets during the week of the Festival. Does not include Opening Night. RIIFF Opening Night Pass: $15 Screening OR $50 Screening & Soiree Gala Grants admittance to a brilliant and memorable selection of premiere short fi lms from around the world await audiences at the gala opening night of the 18th Annual Film Festival.

Individual Tickets

(purchasable at Festival venues) Opening Night Film Screening $15 Film Screening (Adult) $10 KidseyeTM Film Screening (Adult) $5 KidseyeTM Film Screening (Child) $5

Special Discounts RIIFF offers Special 10% Advanced Purchase Reduced Ticket Rates to the following groups: Members of the US Military with valid ID AAA members (for Festival six-packs only) Members of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce Groups of more than twenty (20) Groups also receive the following perks: email notifications to all future Flickers screenings, reserved seating at Flickers “First Look” Presentations, priority seating, and no waiting in line. *Excludes special events and 3rd party rentals. MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.

Special Offers Limited Edition Flickers’ Pass $50 Access to the entire week’s film screenings, including our Opening and Closing Nights and the Film & Celebration post screening party. Includes Priority Ticket Selection before individual tickets go on sale and Priority Seating via the Wrist Band Line; note Priority Seating expires 15 minutes prior to show time. This pass is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Flickers’ Newport Pass $20 Reduced rate for Newport residents. Includes two (2) tickets to RIIFF’s Opening Night Screening.

Flickers’ Providence Pass $60 Includes a Festival five-pack good year round (a $50 value), and two tickets to RIIFF’s Opening Night Screening ($30 value). DISCOVER RI Providence Walking Tour $15 Provides filmmakers with an insider’s view of the downcity and riverwalk area with an eye toward unique and unanticipated locations for fi lming. Please call our offices at 401.861.4445 for more information on booking.


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Flickers held the state’s first International Film Festival in Newport in 1983, which laid the foundation for today’s Rhode Island International Film Festival. During its fi rst five years exhibiting fi lm, Flickers screened more than 475 titles, of which many were state and regional premieres. Some examples that demonstrate the breadth of films exhibited include “Amadeus,” “Flight of the Eagle,” “The Man from Snowy River,” “Parting Glances,” Truffaut’s “Confidentially Yours,” Bergman’s “Fanny & Alexander,” Fassbinder’s “Querelle,” Franco Zeffirelli’s lush “La Traviata,” Bertolucci’s uncut “1900,” the premiere of the independent fi lm “Coaster,” the restored print of Gloria Swanson’s epic “Queen Kelly,” Fellini’s “And the Ship Sails On,” and “My Beautiful Laundrette.” The society sponsored specialized film series, lectures, and forums including one at the screening of “Man of Iron,” which featured Cheslaw Kyanka, founder of the Polish Solidarity Union. The Society also presented lectures for colleges and organizations on topics from Italian Neo-Realism to fi lm programming. It even organized travel programs to study international media centers in New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, and Athens. Over the past 35 years, Flickers has changed directions, taken detours, and charted new routes. The organization has been impacted by the hard work, vision, and commitment of so many people that it would be wrong to personally take credit for where we are today. No one person is responsible for the success of what was originally envisioned as a way to meet people, make friends, and share a common love of film. Some of these people have actually been with us for this quarter century. Others have drifted in and out, some have moved on, but all have been touched in some way by this organization. Today, programming efforts cover a broad range of areas -from arts to humanities to social services to production to educational outreach -multiple linkages and numerous collaborations have been established. Flickers has evolved with the changes, needs, and demands of the community it serves. It has never lost sight of its mission, and continues its quest to create inventive and cutting-edge programming. It has been an amazing adventure and one that was completely unforeseen at its beginning. This year we salute all the people who created Flickers and sustained it over the past 35 years. It’s a long, long list of wonderful people. All are linked by a passion and commitment you cannot fi nd anywhere else: the love of film that served as Flickers’ founding inspiration. My sincere thanks!

George T. Marshall Executive Director/CEO/Founder

RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Letter from the Director

It was around 1979 that I started thinking about creating a small film society whose sole purpose was to discover and screen classic, foreign, and cutting edge film. I had picked up a book entitled “How to Organize and Run a Film Society,” and I played with the idea over the next several years. In 1981, I formalized my ideas and created “Flickers—The Newport Film Society.” It was very much a “Field of Dreams” experience: I built it and people came. Our first screening took place at the then-named Van Alen Casino Theatre in Newport. The screening was in January 1983. The film was Fellini’s “Amarcord.” One hundred seventy fi ve people showed up and from there, Flickers was launched.


DEDICATION PATRICE MARIE HAGGERTY AUGUST 24, 1954 - JULY 3, 2016 To say that my mother was an amazing woman is an understatement. Everybody who knew her remembers her smile, her grace, her wisdom, her sense of humor and most of all how much fun she was. Those virtues are her true legacy. It is too bad that it took my mother’s illness and death to bring my family of over 37 years to finally meet the other family that I have had for five years. My mother would have loved the Rhode Island International Film Festival and not just because of my affiliation with it. She wasn’t a cinephile per say, but she appreciated a good film on a transcendent level. She had a deep appreciation for art and culture that I credit as a great deal of the source of my own. She would have loved the variety of films we screen and the short format. And the opportunity to see films from all over the world that made her think would have been the kind of thing she would have valued greatly. It goes without saying that I am eternally grateful to that of his own accord Steve Feinberg of the Rhode Island Film and Television Office suggested this dedication and that George, Shawn and my other colleagues agreed. Forever humble, my mother would be overwhelmed by the prospect that this year of the Rhode Island International Film Festival is dedicated to her memory. She would be beyond touched to be posthumously inducted into the RIIFF family to which I am already a proud member. Despite the protestations of modesty that I imagine she would have, I have to say that my mother’s life and memory are indeed something to be celebrated. It was a great life filled with a lot of love, humor, family, friends and fun. So this year in honor of my mother, Patrice Marie Haggerty, I hope everyone who participates in the Rhode Island International Film Festival’s 20th year take particular care to enjoy the experience with the same optimistic gusto that my mother lived every day of her life.

Tim Haggerty Technical Director, Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival


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Tuesday, August 9th 7:00 PM

OPENING NIGHT SCREENING & CELEBRATION

2016 | Animation, Documentary Short, Narrative Short, Opening Night, Shorts Program | 120 min.

The Vets

TOILETS | laura luchetti 2016 The Amazing Rocambole | Nicoloff Loic 2016 Present | Meg Campbell 2016 A BEAUTIFUL DAY | Phedon Papamichael 2016 Panic Attack! | Eileen O'Meara 2016 Suspendu | Elie Grappe 2015 The Crab | Ishani Jayamaha 2015 Amen | Marie-Hélène Viens and Philippe Lupien 2015 "THE TALK" TRUE STORIES ABOUT THE BIRDS & THE BEES | Alain Delannoy 2016

Wednesday, August 10th 10:00 AM

KIDSEYE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Day One Kids Films | 120 min.

Swimming Into Darkness | Keith Boynton 2016 On Flying Water | Dominique Monfery 2015 Simon's Cat 'Off to the Vet' | Simon Tofield 2015 MOOM | Daisuke Tsutsumi 2016 Barnyard Aces | Irving Sevilla, Manuel Báez 2015 CATCH IT | Paul Bar 2015 Chateau de Sable | Quentin Deleau 2015 Taking Flight | Brandon Oldenburg 2015 Daisy Chain | Galvin Scott Davis 2015 Violet | Maurice Joyce 2015 Welcome To My Life | Elizabeth Ito 2015

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

11:00 AM

DISCOVER RI: Providence Location Tour

The Providence Biltmore

12:15 PM

ENCOUNTERING THE UNKNOWN: SHORTS PACKAGE

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

2016 | All Films, Event, Tour | 120 min. Shorts Program | 120 min.

PURE | K. Lorrel Manning 2016 THE GREAT LOVE ROSEMARY | K. Lorrel Manning 2016 MY FATHER'S HEART | K. Lorrel Manning 2016 Last Sunday | Cindy St. Vil 2015 Arranged | Kholi Hicks 2016 12:30 PM

MAXIMIZING YOUR POTENTIAL MOVIE BUDGET IN RHODE ISLAND

The Hotel Providence

CAN'T LIVE WITH 'EM...: SHORTS PROGRAM

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

All Films, Event, Master Class, Panel | 90 min. 2:30 PM

Shorts Program | 120 min.

IN PURSUIT | Kevin Mead 2015 Ron | Mick Andrews 2016 Sea Breeze | Chun-yi Li 2015 Somebody Else | Laurent King 2016 A SUNNY DAY | Liang Ying 2016


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Matt Wechsler 2016 | Documentary Feature | 96 min. The Pamoja Project | Audrey Emerson 2016

Providence Chamber of Commerce Theatre

3:00 PM

Finding Kim

Aaron Bear 2015 | Documentary Feature, LGBTQ, Senior/Aging | 83 min.

AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

3:30 PM

THOSE WERE THE DAYS: SHORTS PACKAGE

Aurora

Short Narrative Film, Shorts Program | 120 min. Ma'agalim | Uri Lotan 2016 Good Morning | Bryan McKinley 2016 The Bathtub | Tim Ellrich 2015 Fan Girl | Kate Herron 2015 Grandma's Day | Milosz Sakowski 2015 Twinsburg | Joe Garrity 2016 Tattoo You | S.R. Bindler 2015

3:30 PM

WELCOME MR. HESTON

Providence Public Library

4:30 PM

WHO WE ARE: SHORTS PACKAGE

The Vets Cinemathéque

Elena Ferrándiz Sanz, Pedro Estepa Menéndez 2016 | Documentary Feature, History | 70 min. Shorts Program, Women | 120 min.

A Proud Woman | Samuel Osborne 2015 Balcony | Toby Fell-Holden 2015 Woman Outside | Shelly Lauman 2015 I Am Selma | Yossera Bouchtia 2015 SEMELE | Myrsini Aristidou 2015 AMAL | AIDA SENNA 2015 4:45 PM

Sense The Wind

5:15 PM

Shared Rooms

Christine Knowlton 2015 | Documentary Feature | 55 min. Two Worlds | Maciej Adamek 2016 Rob Williams 2016 | Feature Film, LGBTQ | 75 min.

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

Souls | Daniel Gage 2016 Getting Off | Tommy Craven 2016 5:30 PM

STORIES THAT DEFINE US: SHORTS PACKAGE Short Narrative | 120 min.

Aurora

The Trophy Thief | Dave Edwardz 2015 COMMANDO | Robin Goode 2015 Town vs Gown | Mark Hampton 2015 They Watch | Andre LeBlanc 2016 Love is a Sting | Vincent Gallagher 2015 6:00 PM

Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World

Nico Edwards 2016 | Documentary Feature | 89 min.

Jamestown Arts Center

The People's Girls | Colette Ghunim 2015 6:00 PM

The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille

Providence Public Library

6:45 PM

Between Us

The Vets Cinemathéque

Peter Brosnan 2015 | Documentary Feature | 89 min. Rafael Palacio Illingworth 2016 | Comedy, Drama, Feature Film, Romance | 94 min. The Spa | Will Goodfellow 2015

7:00 PM

I Was There

Jorge Valdés-Iga 2015 | Feature Film | 81 min. PENITENCE | Carol Conley 2016 In Exile | Alexander Kurilov 2016

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Short Narrative Film, Shorts Program | 120 min.

AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

Problem Play | Matthew Moore 2015 Filip | Nathalie Álvarez Mesén 2015 JAMIE | Christopher Manning 2016 Happy | Laura Dudgeon 2015 A Love Story | Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara 2016 Oh-be-joyful | Susan Jacobson 2015 SIGN | Andrew Keenan-Bolger 2016 8:30 PM

The Passing Season

Gabriel Long 2016 | Drama, Feature Film | 72 min.

Jamestown Arts Center

The Missing Chapter | Kenny Loubeau 2016 9:00 PM

YOU'RE NOT ALONE: SHORTS PACKAGE Shorts Program | 120 min.

The Vets Cinemathéque

Tether | Eve Symington 2015 Eggs and Soldiers | Imelda O'Reilly 2016 Zayar | Chriz Naing 2016 MESSiAH | Damian Walshe-Howling 2016 A Little Less Conversation | Sasha Freedman 2015 The Attendant | Oliver Cullen, Jake Cullen 2016 9:45 PM

I'm a Pornstar: Gay4Pay

Charlie David 2016 | Documentary Feature, LGBTQ | 53 min.

AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

STUDlebrity | Charlie David 2014 JOHNS | Sam Rider 2015

Thursday, August 11th 8:30 AM

RHODE ISLAND FILM FORUM

Providence Biltmore Hotel Ballroom

10:00 AM

KIDSEYE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Day Two

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

2016 | Event | 300 min.

Kids Films | 120 min.

Blinky Bill: The Movie | Deane Taylor 2015 Dot Delight | Kristian B. Walters 2014 12:15 PM

THE ARTIST IS PRESENT: SHORTS PACKAGE Documentary Short | 120 min.

Windshield: A Vanished Vision | Elissa Brown 2016 Love Bite: Laurie Lipton and her disturbing black & white drawings | James Scott 2016 Forever, Chinatown | James Q. Chan 2016 Portrait of a wind-up maker | Dario Perez Moreno 2015

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

12:15 PM

Country: Portraits of an American Sound

Providence Chamber of Commerce Theatre

1:00 PM

THE SEVENTH ART: SHORTS PACKAGE

Providence Public Library

Steven Kochones 2015 | Documentary Feature, History | 88 min.

Shorts Program | 120 min.

1992 | Anthony Doncque 2015 Millions of tears | Natalie Beder 2015 Metal in your head | Jules Follet 2016 For real, tho | Baptist Penetticobra 2016 La Voce / Voiceless | David Uloth 2015 Champ des Possibles | Cristina Picchi 2015 2:15 PM

The Pearl

Jessica Dimmock 2015 | Documentary Feature, LGBTQ | 97 min.

The Vets Cinemathéque

Victor XX | Ian Garrido 2015

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Her Friend Adam | Ben Petrie 2015 THE MAN OF MY LIFE | Mélanie Delloye 2015 Vision | Soheil Amirsharifi 2016 The Translator | Emre Kayis 2015 Babysitter | Aurit Zamir 2016 2:45 PM

Prison Dogs

perri peltz 2016 | Documentary Feature | 72 min. Phil's Camino | Annie O'Neil 2016 What Happens In Your Brain if You See a German Word Like...? | Zora Rux 2015

3:00 PM

Uncle Gloria: One Helluva Ride!

ROBYN SYMON 2016 | Documentary Feature, LGBTQ | 76 min.

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Providence Chamber of Commerce Theatre AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

Arrival | Alex Myung 2015 photo op | Dave Solomon 2015 3:30 PM

LISTEN TO YOUR HEART: SHORTS PACKAGE Shorts Program | 120 min.

Aurora

Mr Gaspacho | Guillaume Tordjman 2016 Waterbaby | Pia Shah 2016 The Turtle | Thomas Blumenthal 2016 An Evening | Søren Green 2016 I'm Sticking With You | Eric Shahinian 2016 3:30 PM

PUSHING THE LIMITS: SHORTS PACKAGE 2016 | Shorts Program | 120 min.

Providence Public Library

Frans Lanting: The Evolution of LIFE | Steven Kochones 2015 Monday to Monday | Macarena Carrizosa 2016 ZERO-G | Jannis Lenz 2016 Reborn: Lauren Cuthbertson | Andrew Margetson 2015 The Edge | Carlos Toro 2015 What Makes Dave Run | Peter Zander 2015 4:30 PM

The Guys Next Door

Amy Geller, Allie Humenuk 2016 | Documentary Feature, LGBTQ | 74 min.

The Vets Cinemathéque

Home | Daniel Mulloy 2016 At Dawn | Nathan Morris 2015 4:45 PM

SEED: The Untold Story

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

5:15 PM

UPSTAIRS INFERNO

AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel | Documentary Feature | 94 min.

Robert L. Camina 2015 | Documentary Feature, LGBTQ | 96 min. Never | Giulio Poidomani 2015

5:30 PM

OUT OF THE BLUE: SHORTS PACKAGE Shorts Program, Thriller | 120 min.

Aurora

dark_net | Tom Marshall 2015 Gridlock | Ian Hunt Duffy 2016 How To Lose Weight In 4 Easy Steps | Benjamin Berman 2015 GOLIATH | Loïc Barché 2016 Blue Mist | Pauline Findlay 2015 A Done Deal | Simon Lamarre-Ledoux 2016 6:00 PM

Call of the Ice

Jamestown Arts Center

6:45 PM

Pushing Dead

The Vets Cinemathéque

Mike Magidson 2015 | Documentary Feature | 104 min. Tom E. Brown 2016 | Drama, Feature Film | 111 min. Dear Future Self | Ray Nomoto Robison 2016

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7:00 PM

CINE FRANCOPHONE: SHORTS PACKAGE

Chris Sparling 2016 | Feature Film, Thriller | 85 min. The SHIVΩRING | Eric Latek 2016 Shorts Program | 120 min.

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Museum of Work & Culture

Amazing Grace | Sarianne Cormier 2015 When Monsters Were Real | Sophie Farkas Bolla 2015 Fairytale For Average People | Chloe Mazlo 2015 The Name You Carry (Le nom que tu portes) | Hervé Demers 2015 A Bomb | Guillaume Harvey 2015 7:30 PM

FLATBUSH LUCK

Casper Andreas 2016 | Comedy, Feature Film, Romance | 93 min.

AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

Peacock | Ondrej Hudecek 2015 7:30 PM

PELL

Steven Feinberg 2016 | Documentary Feature | 53 min. SPLIT TICKET | Alfred Thomas Catalfo 2016

8:30 PM

GOLD BALLS

Kate Keckler Dandel 2016 | Documentary Feature, Senior/Aging, Youth/Teen | 88 min.

The Jane Pickens Theatre & Event Center Jamestown Arts Center

Lost & Found | Naomi Iwamoto 2016 9:00 PM

OUR STORIES: SHORTS PROGRAM Shorts Program | 120 min.

The Vets Cinemathéque

Minh Tam | Vincent Maury 2016 Nymphet | Laura Hermanides 2016 Tenderness | Emilia Zielonka 2015 SHAME | Paul Hunter 2015 You and me | Asa Hjorleifsdottir 2015 9:45 PM

Jewel's Catch One

AS220 95 Empire C Fitz 2016 | African American, Documentary Feature, LGBTQ, Women | 85 Black Box Theatre min. Diane from the Moon | Hanna Ladoul and Marco La Via 2016

Friday, August 12th 8:30 AM

2016 ScriptBiz (17th Edition)

Rhode Island Foundation

10:00 AM

KIDSEYE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Day Three

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

2016 | Event | 420 min. Kids Films | 120 min.

Long Way North | Rémi Chayé 2015 Litterbugs | Peter Stanley-Ward 2016 12:15 PM

Blood, Sweat & Tears: A Basketball Exorcism

John Hulme 2016 | Documentary Feature, Youth/Teen | 59 min. Frame 394 | Rich Williamson 2016 Verbatim: The Ferguson Case | Brett Weiner 2015

12:15 PM

Death by Design

Sue Williams 2015 | Documentary Feature | 73 min. Extremis | Dan Krauss 2016

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Providence Chamber of Commerce Theatre

12:45 PM

The Lost Paradise - Arvo Paert, Robert Wilson

AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

1:00 PM

The Bicycle City

Providence Public Library

2:15 PM

CAROUSEL OF TIME: SHORTS PACKAGE

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G"nter Atteln 2015 | Documentary Feature | 56 min.

Greg Sucharew 2016 | Developing Nations, Documentary Feature | 61 min. Shorts Program | 120 min.

Borrowed Time | Lou Hamou-Lhadj 2015

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At Dawn | Omri Burstyn 2016 The Return of Erkin | Maria Guskova 2015 Mast Qalandar | Divij Roopchand 2015 Zoya | Sahirr Sethhi 2016 Unlikely Temptations | Cory Reeder 2:30 PM

EVERYDAY CHALLENGE: SHORTS PACKAGE Shorts Program | 120 min.

OUT OF THE VILLAGE | Jonathan Stein 2015 The wall | Lampaert Samuel 2015 Video | Randy Yang 2015 WATER! | Yi Zhong 2016 People of the Delta | Joseph Lawrence 2015 Nobody Dies Here | Simon Panay 2016 2:45 PM

The Slippers

Morgan White 2015 | Documentary Feature, History, LGBTQ | 90 min. Hearts and Minds: The Story of the Civil Marriage Collaborative | David Lewis 2015

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Providence Chamber of Commerce Theatre

3:00 PM

BANG! The Bert Berns Story

AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

3:30 PM

TROUBLE IN PARADISE: SHORTS PACKAGE

Aurora

Bob Sarles, Brett Berns 2016 | Documentary Feature, History, Jewish | 94 min. 2016 | Shorts Program | 120 min.

EISENHERZ | Franz Maria Quitt 2016 Fata Morgana | Amelie Wen 2016 TATA | Markus E. Müller 2016 Hope City | Thomas Baricevic 2015 John Fortson's "RATED" | John Fortson 3:30 PM

The Trouble With Girls

Providence Public Library

4:30 PM

Hoka Hey (A Good Day to Die)

The Vets Cinemathéque

4:45 PM

Love Is All You Need?

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

5:15 PM

Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho

6:00 PM

KIDSEYE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS PACKAGE

Peter Tewksbury 1969 | Feature Film, Musical | 99 min. Harold Monfils 2016 | Documentary Feature, History | 87 min. K. Rocco Shields 2015 | Drama, Feature Film, Romance | 123 min. Metroland 1987 | Benjamin Bee 2015 Liam Barker 2015 | Documentary Feature | 87 min.

AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

The Violin Teacher | Barbara Diril 2015

Shorts Program | 120 min.

Second Stage Studio

Domar: To Tame | Benjamin Ades 2015 Folie a Deux | Elizabeth Woodie 2016 Must Be This Tall To Ride | Gabriel Kahane 2016 Lifeline | Sam Jones 2016 Derek's Friends | Joseph G. Sexton 2016 Camping Trip | Audrey Larson 2015 Runaway | Rhodes Evans and Matthew Nadel 2016 Close Your Eyes | Quess-Symphonee Johnson 2016 Talk to Me | Joshua Knoller 2015 6:45 PM

The Eyes

7:00 PM

Some Freaks

Robbie Bryan 2016 | Drama, Feature Film, Thriller | 95 min.

The Vets Cinemathéque

SPLIT TICKET | Alfred Thomas Catalfo 2016

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Ian MacAllister McDonald 2015 | Drama, Feature Film, LGBTQ, Youth/Teen | 93 min.

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

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The Hope Rooms | Sam Yates 2016 7:30 PM

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Michael Raspatello | Documentary Feature | 88 min.

AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

Losing It | Nathaniel Katzman 2015 9:00 PM

INTO THE DARKNESS: SHORTS PACKAGE 2016 | Thriller | 120 min.

The Vets Cinemathéque

Blue borsalino | Mark Lobatto 2015 Disco Inferno | Alice Waddington 2015 Dunroamin | Oliver Milburn 2015 Perdition County | Rapha?l Crombez 2014 Portal to Hell!!! | Vivieno Caldinelli 2015 Snake Bite | Tim Hyten 2016 Antarctica | Iesh Thapar 2016 Lorne | Jesse Leaman 2015 NASTY | Prano Bailey-Bond 2015

Saturday, August 13th 10:00 AM

KIDSEYE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Day Four: RED CARPET PREMIERE 2016 | Children/Family, Kids Films, Narrative Short | 120 min.

12:00 PM

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian The Vets Cinemathéque Diamond Catherine Ryan 2016 | Documentary Feature | 61 min. It Takes a School | Tami Gross 2016

12:15 PM

THE POWER OF FILM: Can a Film Change the World? Women | 120 min.

LADY GANGA: Nilza's Story | Frederic Lumiere 2015 Dare to Be Remarkable | Andrew Drachman, Justin Andrews 2016 12:30 PM

STORIES FROM SYRIA: SHORTS PACKAGE Islamic | 120 min.

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Providence Public Library

7 Short Films by 7 Syrian Girls | 2015 Watani: My Homeland | Marcel Mettelsiefen 2016 REFUGE | Matthew. K Firpo 2016 2:15 PM

Forbidden Cuba

Art Jones 2016 | Comedy, Drama, Feature Film | 81 min.

The Vets Cinemathéque

THE CHOP | Lewis Rose 2015 IRREGULARS | Fabio Palmieri 2015 2:30 PM

LIFE IS A ROLLERCOASTER: SHORTS PACKAGE Shorts Program | 120 min.

RHONNA & DONNA | Daina O.Pusic 2016 Victoria | Anouk Chambaz 2015 Kid Yamaka | Matt Ogens 2016 To Build a Fire | Fx Goby 2016 TRIGGER | Chris Folkens 2016 The Rain Collector | Isabella Wing-Davey 2015 The Dogcatcher | Daria Woszek 2015 3:30 PM

FROM THE LAND BEYOND, BEYOND: SHORTS PACKAGE Sci Fi & Fantasy, Shorts Program | 120 min.

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Aurora

Sing For Your Supper | Mu Sun 2016 The Quantified Self | Gleb Osatinski 2015 The last journey of the enigmatic Paul WR | Romain Quirot 2015 BRANCH | Eric Latek 2016 Break My Bones | Anthony Collamati 2016 Static | Dan Rosario 2016

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4:30 PM

In View

4:45 PM

A Year in Port

Ciaran Creagh 2016 | Feature Film, Women | 93 min.

The Vets Cinemathéque

3 Friends | Michael Moody Culpepper 2016 David Kennard 2016 | Documentary Feature | 86 min. Pickle | Amy Nicholson 2015 Les Cloÿs | Julia Hechler 2016 6:00 PM

TODAY'S MAVERICKS: STUDENT SHORTS PACKAGE Shorts Program | 120 min.

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Second Stage Studio

Twelve Dollar Words | Michael Higgs, Michael Bizzaco 2016 ARACHNE | Eloise Sherrid 2016 Dagger | Stefan Puente 2016 Pharmaceutikillme | Mara Woods-Robinson 2016 theo and sophy | Robert Maffia 2016 Spark | Abigail Best 2016 6:45 PM

Despite the Falling Snow

Shamim Sarif 2015 | Drama, Feature Film, Romance, Thriller | 94 min.

The Vets Cinemathéque

One Last Dance | Luke Losey 2016 Crimson Dance | Patricia Chica 2016 7:00 PM

Last Days Of Summer

Aaron Harvey 2015 | Feature Film | 105 min. After School | Alec Tibaldi 2016

9:00 PM

MOMENTS OF THE UNCANNY: SHORTS PACKAGE Shorts Program | 120 min.

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM The Vets Cinemathéque

Chandra | Asmita Shrish 2015 LAST DOOR SOUTH | Sacha Feiner 2015 Iahmes and the Great Devourer | Marine Rivoal, Claire Sichez 2016 7 sheep | Victoria Szymanska 2015 Accidents, Blunders and Calamities | James Cunningham 2015 LOVE | Réka Bucsi 2016 Drifting Away | Cyprien Clément-Delmas 2016 The Wrong End of the Stick | Terri Matthews 2016 LIGHTNINGFACE | Brian Petsos 2016 11:30 PM

BLOCK PARTY: RI FILM FEST OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY

Club Ego

Insatiable: The Homaro Cantu Story

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

2016 | Event, Party | 180 min.

Sunday, August 14th 12:15 PM

Brett Schwartz 2015 | Documentary Feature | 98 min. Keeper of the Fishes | Carla Ricci 2016 I Am Yupik | Daniele Anastasion, Nathan Golon 2015

2:15 PM

The Happys

Tom Gould, John Serpe 2016 | Feature Film, LGBTQ | 87 min. LIKE A BUTTERFLY | Eitan Pitigliani 2015

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

2:30 PM

HUNTER MFA SHOWCASE: SHORTS PACKAGE

The Vets Cinemathéque

4:30 PM

The People Garden

The Vets Cinemathéque

Shorts Program | 120 min.

Nadia Litz 2015 | Feature Film | 80 min. The Painted Lady | Stephanie Bollag 2016 Shoshannah's Skateboard | Kate Ascott-Evans 2016

4:30 PM

The Passing Season

Gabriel Long 2016 | Drama, Feature Film | 72 min.

Aurora

QUE LA NUIT SOIT DOUCE | Frédéric Recrosio

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4:45 PM

Year By The Sea

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

6:45 PM

The Load

The Vets Cinemathéque

Alexander Janko 2016 | Feature Film | 114 min.

Alan Jonsson Gavica 2015 | Feature Film | 89 min. Eden Hostel | Gonzaga Manso 2015 THE TIGER | John Urbano 2015

7:00 PM

Dead Leaves

Thierry Bouffard, Carnior, and Edouard A. Tremblay 2016 | Drama, Feature Film | 90 min.

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

THE SLED | Emanuela Ponzano 2016

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Jamestown Arts Center Aug. 10, at 8:30pm

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1992. Anthony Perkins just died. I'm 17 and I film my daily life with my Hi8 camera. I film everything and anything, my room, my friends. Not my father. One day I met Dominique. He is 23 and he is a pawn in my high school.

Based on a Colm Tóibín story, Fergus, a pensive Irishman is propelled on a powerful journey.

A lonely little girl tries to create a new world for herself and an equally lonely man. In a visually stunning dreamscape, she finds that freedom and home are synonymous and that they come at a steep cost.

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Director: Reshad Kulenovic

7 Short Films by 7 Syrian Girls

Director: Michael T. Vollmann Producer: Chris James Thompson

Accidents, Blunders and Calamities

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Sisters Addie and Xandra (played Piper A father possum reads a bed time story Palma and Ruby Modine) come to computer During a two-month workshop, Syrian to his kids an alphabet of the most In an occupied West Bank city a Palestinian THE 414’s tellsDethe story of the original terms with a dark secret from the past girls living as refugees in Jordan's dangerous animal of all - HUMANS! family hackers, a group of Milwaukee in one explosive afternoon. teenagers who Za'atari struggles Refugee Campto andkeep Irbid their home against created expressionistic video mounting pressure asdiaries a former Israeli soldier gained notoriety in 1983 when they broke into that provide openings into their

comes to terms with his past. Sat, Aug 13, 12:30 PM Providence Public Library

90 Days

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Sat, Aug 13, 9:00 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

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A Tenista

Director: Timothy Yeung Amazing Grace Producer: Lau Chor Animation/Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Short Narrative Chun Film Cinematographer: Jeff Wong Amazing Grace is loosely adapted from

Sonia comes from the working class in Rabat (Morocco). She's studiously following her 4th year of medical school. preparing to marry AUG 7 She's |12:15pm| METCALF Hicham, a doctor. He's always been her confident, her childhood friend.

Sat, Aug 13, 7:00 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

the short story The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen, transposed AUG 5 into Montreal’s industrial 1930s.

Brazil|14mins|Mystery Director: Daniel Barosa The Amazing Rocambole Producer: Nikolas Comedy/Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Short Narrative Film Maciel Cast: Bianca Melo, Gabriel In the mid-19th century, facing anGodoy editor who stubbornly refuses to give him a

raise, what can young writer Ponson du |6:30pm| THE VETS Terrail do, except sacrifice Rocambole, the hero of his daily serial?

Li Jan, a girl from china arrives in Hong Kong Ju is late for her pricey private lessons. ConWed, Aug 10, 4:30 PM Thu, Aug 11, 7:00 PM Tue, Aug 09, 7:00 PM The Vets with a 90 dayThe tourist visa, to be prepped and sumed in a marathon of family chaos, SMS texVets Cinemathéque Museum of Work & Culture brought into the world of underground prostituting and hormones, the improbable pubescent tion. She is guided through a series of red light tennis player runs from a secret. motels while trying to make a phone call.


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Director: Ken Gumbert

AUG 9|2:45pm| PAFF THEATRE Amen

Director: Sam Southward Editor: Neil Lenthall Cast: Peter Caulfield, Tom Davis

AUG 8|9:00pm| THE VETS Antarctica

ARACHNE

Comedy/Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Short Narrative Drama/Short Narrative Film College/Drama/Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Short The sensational church sex abuse scandal in The world’s first post-apcolyptic rom-com that Film Narrative Film/Women Philly landed 3 priests and a teacher in prison. explores the possibility that the only thing worse A happily married woman seeks out a the last man on earth, is being the This film explores the constitutional rights of than being Adam, 11, is a messenger sent by God Arachne challenged the Gods, and was sexual encounter with a mysterious these defendants even the accusecond to last man on earth. to spread the Final questioning News. punished for it. At least, that's how they stranger. tell it. A Greek Mythology satire of race, sations themselves.

power and privilege in the art world.

Tue, Aug 09, 7:00 PM

Albertine

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Germany|6mins|Animation

At Dawn

Director: Laura Lehmus Cinematographer: Aike Arndt, Anna Blaszcyk Editor: Dirk Boll

Romance/Short Narrative Film/Youth/Teen

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Two 20 something Indian Americans Ali, a Palestinian-Israeli teenager, tries A true coming of age story, Arrival meet under family pressures to get an to fit in with an Israeli activist peace follows one boy's journey into arranged they don't want but the world group, but in puberty, a violent stricken society on Albertine, at marriage 81, is isolated from since An animation-short about based adulthood, and the complicated realize that actually going through it getting hurt is inevitable. her husband’s The introductionrelationships of a real that go with it. life interviews with teenagers. might be theirdeath. best option.

neigbor in the apartment gives Albertine an unforgetable night. Wed, Aug 10, 12:15 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Thu, Aug 11, 3:00 PM AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

All American Finland,USA|83mins|History High Revisited At Dawn

Director: Keva Rosenfeld The Attendant

Drama/Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Short Narrative Film

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An insomniac decides to make a difference and steps over the threshold into sleeping people’s bedrooms, 6 changing | 7:00pm|ODEUM lives forever.

Fri, Aug 12, 2:15 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

All the Pain in the U.K|12mins|Comedy World

Comedy/Drama/Romance/Short Narrative Film

Director: Tommaso Pitta Babysitter Cinematographer: Drama/Short Narrative Film/Women /Youth/Teen Tristan Chenais Cast: Cornelius Clark, Matt Mason Eilat is 17 years old, but feels anywhere

The Attendant tells the story of Alex, a hapless and hopeless romantic, who between 7 and 70. One evening she has worked the graveyard shift of an goes on a standard babysitting job, but 6|than 9:15pm|PAFF THEATRE isolated petrol station AUG for longer he the events which take her place leave cares to remember. her stranded.

In 1984, we meet a typical group of teens as London. Christmas time. A man is desperately Thu, Aug 11, 4:30 PM Wed, Aug 10, 9:00 PM Thu, Aug 11, 2:30 PM they navigate theThe iconic rites of passage. Thirty trying to save the life ofMetcalf a minuscule fish, but Vets Cinemathéque The Vets Cinemathéque Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM years later, the Class of ’84 looks back at their the situation spirals out of control. teen selves, and reflect on their high school days.

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Director: Bat-Sheva Guez Producer: Gina Bouchard Cast: Alexandra Turshen

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Director: Laura Seixas Cinematographer: Miguel Saraiva Cast: Leandro Morais, Mafalda Marafusta, Ana Peres

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BANG! The Bert Berns Story

Barnyard Aces

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film Documentary Feature/History/Jewish Animation/Children/Family/Short Narrative Katrin moves heavily, encumbered by a large, Amelia, struggles to communicate with her Film plastic cast and her sadness slows her. At night, mother after her father’s death, is sent to the Tina, a troubled teenage girl, Music meets the Mob in this biography Katrin lies awake in isthe eerie half-light, listening town of Elvas. Amelia and Thomas, who her Avelita, a mischievous chick, wants a attracted to Dana, an Afghani girl, of '60s hitmaker and 2016 Rock and to the strange sounds of the building. Behind aunt is fostering, teach each other the true jukebox. Her grandpa wants a musician whom Tina tells us is oppressively Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bert Berns. that sound, there issubstance a faint sound - of music. to brighten the atmosphere of his meaning of friendship and communication. victimised by her controlling

restaurant. She gets what she wants, without imagining the consequences. this will bring.

abusing father, Karim. Initially, we trust Tina and admire her protectiveness.

Wed, Aug 10, 4:30 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

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Fri, Aug 12, 3:00 PM AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

Bienvenidos

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Director: Stephane Dumonceau Producer: Alexis Magagni-Seely Cast: Francois Vincentelli, Nadia Fares A BEAUTIFUL DAY

The Bathtub

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Wed, Aug 10, 10:00 AM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Between Us

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SPAIN|28 mins|Family Director: Javier Fesser Producer: Luis Manso Cast: Alidel Cavanillas, Anni Pitagoras, Giisela Teran Vazquez

Comedy/Drama/Feature Film/Romance

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yard, he devises a plan to deal with each of Wed, Aug 10, 3:30 PM Aurora Tue, Aug 09, 7:00 PM them.

the internet.

One Bathtub - Three Brothers - Many Gene Thompson wakes up knowing Thirty-somethings Henry and Dianne Splashes! Three brothers try to dive that the decision he has made will fear that settling down and getting When celebrated New discovers An amazing married innovation reaches a tiny school back into a their childhood through an oldYork chef change his life forever. means giving up on their family picture between in the bathtub. his super-model wife and his dreams but itPeruvian will take the universe an affair lost in the heart of—the Andes and revconspiring to keep them apart for them best man-- the owner of France’s finest vineolutionizes the lives of the whole community: to realize what they have.

Big Boy

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The Bicycle City

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How the Bicycle Brought a War-Torn City New Life.

AUG 6| 7:00pm| METCALF

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Blitz

Director: Bryan Campbell Blinky Bill: The Movie Producer: Bryan Animation/Children/Family/Comedy/Short Campbell Narrative Film Cast: Eric Riedmann, Nathan Fisher

Wed, Aug 10, 6:45 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

USA|9 mins|Family Director: Faraday Okoro Blood, Sweat & Tears: A Cinematographer: Basketball Exorcism Sheldon Chau Documentary Feature/Youth/Teen Cast: Antonio Barrera, Donovan Dietz

Blinky Bill is a koala with a big On March 9, 1987, two rival New imagination. An adventurer at heart, he Jersey high schools battled it out for the 6|4:00pm|THE VETSChampionship. The dreams of leaving the little townAUG of Group I Basketball Green Patch and following in his five-time defending champs hailed from explorer father’s footsteps. the inner city must meet unique challenges.

Nine-year-old Dustin has never been allowed A father and son agree to a ‘winner take all’ to public bathroom on his own. blitz chess game Fri, use Aug 12,a1:00 PM Thu, Aug In 11, the 10:00 AM Fri, Aug in 12, order 12:15 PM to settle a bet. Providence Public Metcalf RISD MUSEUM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM middle of the night, hisLibrary parents permit himAuditorium, to go in alone where he encounters unforeseen dangers that take surprising and hilarious turns.


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Director: Robert Hackett Producer: Ioanna Karavela, Mike Goldfarb Cast: Merv Blanco, Warren Peace

Director: David Darg Producer: Bryn Mooser, Olivia Wilde, Paul Allen

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Blue Mist

A Bomb

investigator reveals a secret that has cast a shadow over his life for close to fifty years.

dusk falls Eve struggles to find her way back, unable to hear the calls of help in the distance.

he’s got no choice : it’s the only way he knows of getting closer to Guérin’s sister, the seductive Joëlle.

Fri, Aug 12, 9:00 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

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Drama/Senior/Aging/Short Narrative Narrative Film Comedy/Short Narrative Film/Youth/Teen A black comedy about a Californian geek in Body Team 12 is tasked with collectingDrama/Short the Film/Thriller search of his horror hero Boris Karloff. dead at the height of the Ebola outbreak. Yet A deaf girl Eve becomes separated Maxime gets himself in a dangerous despite the strain they emerge as heroes while When his first and only client wakes from her boyfriend Tom on a bush trail adventure when he accepts to make a the film explores theirprivate philosophy and strength. from a coma, a retired in the Blue Mountains in Australia. As bomb with his best friend Guérin. But

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Brave Heart: Lizzie Velasquez

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BRANCH

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A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a 19,000 lifetime to 1. trying A fighters Cuba. to forget. heart With eachinstep forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find his strength. Fri, Aug 12, 2:15 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

Breathe

A troubled 10-year-old girl confronts her Living in isolation, Branch only own capacity for evil when her mother communicates with theLook portraits his has or intervene? away black ofman is forces her toWhen seek the a mentorship a created. His reality begins to break disturbed old man. victim of unfounded, racial abuse in a packed down when Branch is met by a bus, there is only one passenger who won’t mysterious being outside his apartment door. ignore the situation like everyone else. Sat, Aug 13, 3:30 PM

Aurora

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Cat Bird Coyote

Director: Youssef Ouarrack Call of the Ice Camping Trip Producer: Konstancja Documentary Feature Children/Family/Drama/Short Narrative Sawicka Film/Women/Youth/Teen Cast: Kamila Bujalska, Leaving everything behind to liveFilip in Urbanke

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Greenland as an Inuit hunter, alone in the heart of the polar winter, battling 8|2:00pm|THE VETS with the Arctic ice pack and its laws.

Director: Sara Bordo Producer: Alexis Jones, Lizzie Velasquez Cinematographer: Ben Powell Break My Bones Editor: Chris Roldan

Aurora

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Directors: Amy Raasch Cinematographer: CATCH IT Tahnee Gehm Animation/Children/Family/Comedy/Short Composer: David Poe Narrative Film

5-year-old Bree is an imaginative, A group of meerkats take care of their thoughtful kid living in a run-down beloved and unique fruit but a vulture apartment with her unemployed single will disturb AUG 8|9:00pm| THE VETStheir peace of mind. father, Sean. When Sean announces that he’s taking Bree on a camping trip, young a stark laboratory, a ruthless bird scientist’s Bree can’t help gettingIn excited; but the

During the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, a group Thu, of scouts march through the dark Aug 11, 6:00 PM Fri, clausAug 12, 6:00 PM Jamestown Arts Center trophobic sewers. They travel from one district to another delivering letters of hope and retribution.

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cause a Aug freak explosion, freeing Wed, 10, 10:00 AM Metcalf Auditorium, MUSEUM one of his subjects. Once free, theRISD animals must not only fend for themselves, but face each other in the wild.

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Catching Fireflies

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Cead Ghra

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Director: Lee Whittaker Cinematographer: Elie Smolkin Cast: Carlotta Bosch, Gianna Gomez

AUG 8|12:15pm|PAFF THEATRE Champ des Possibles Documentary Short

Chandra

Director: Brian Deane Cinematographer: Eamonn Cleary Cast: Brandom Maher, Jordan Roche, Tadgh Moran

AUG 9|5:15pm|PAFF THEATRE

Developing Nations/Short Narrative Film

Chateau de Sable

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A little latina girl attempts to escape the rigors Céad Ghrá is a nostalgic coming of age story Fantasy/Short Narrative Film and misfortunes of living on Skid Row Los Angeabout two best-friends that set out on a quest An exploration of a city, the people that Seven-years-old, Chandra walks les through the power of her mystical in pursuit of their first crush. In the middle of a desert, soldiers are inhabit it and the secrets of their souls. through imaginaearthquake-hit Kathmandu with protecting a marvelous pearl, but a his protect grandfather,the to visit his mother and tion; while simultaneously trying to huge creature will try to steal it. sibling in hospital. What bond with her addict mother. newborn awaits them at the end ? Thu, Aug 11, 1:00 PM Providence Public Library

The Challenger

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Jewish/Short Narrative Film

AUG 8|6:30pm|THE VETS Yossi works at Glickman's, a bustling

Wed, Aug 10, 10:00 AM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

The Champion

Director: Kent Moran Producer: Adam Hawkey, Ellyette Eleni Cast: Ernie Sabella, Frank Watson, Justin Close Your Eyes Hartley Drama/Short Narrative Film/Youth/Teen

THE CHOP

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USA|19mins|Doc Director: Brett Garamella, Patrick McGowan

COMMANDO

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AUG 8|7:00pm|MCCORMACK THEATER

A young artist, recently blinded in an A forgotten boys fascination with a war North London kosher butcher packed to accident, struggles to adjust to his new book fuels his imagination during his the rafters with chops,of cold-cuts and reality as he prepares to attend Estaifan an art daily visits the old city champion library. One With the help legendary boxing trainer, Shilaita, theto boxing of Iraq colourful local characters. Yossi is an opening where his current paintings, day, amongst the bookshelves, he Duane Taylor, struggling Bronx auto mechanic, leaves his home country and watches his boxentertainer at heart; he loves nothing created after he lost his sight, are encounters a badly injured man who is more than Miller to make chit-chat. featured. being pursued His by two hardened leads him to Jaden turns to boxing to save he and his ing dream slip away. journey

mother from living on the streets. Sat, Aug 13, 2:15 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

Chase Me

France|3 mins|Animation

Country: Portraits of an American Sound

Director: GillesAlexandre Deshaud The Crab

Chez Moi

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Embark on a fascinating journey through the history of country music as captured by elite photographers over AUG 6|2:30pm|METCAL the past 90 years. From the Carter Family to Taylor Swift.

a greater success and fulfillment than he ever Wed, Aug 10, 5:30 PM Aurora imagined growing up in Iraq.

Fri, Aug 12, 6:00 PM Second Stage Studio

France|12 mins|Animation

Director: Phuong Mai Nguyen Crimson Dance Producer: Richard Short Narrative Film/Thriller/Women Van Den Boom Cast: Orso Camus

Nethu, a 10-year-old Sri Lankan boy A sensual dance performed for a blood wants to be a fisherman like his father, thirsty audience. but knowing the discrimination fishermen go through, Nethu's father AUGis 6|2:30|METCALF determined to make Nethu follow a different dream.

In an enchanted world, a young girl is walking Thu, Aug 11, 12:15 PM Tue, Aug 09, 7:00 PM and singing while playing ukulele. Heedless of Providence Chamber of Commerce the outside world, she does not pay attention Theatre to the approaching threat. Her own shadow comes alive to chase her.

Hugo’s mother is back home. The day after, The Vets Hugo Sat, Aug 13,up, 6:45 PM when wakes he finds black feathers The Vets Cinemathéque all over his house.


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Child K

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USA|94mins|Drama

Director: Roberto De Feo Producer: Alessandro Usai Cast: Carlotta Verny, Ralph Phalka

AUG 7|2:30pm|METCALF Dagger

Daisy Chain

Drama/Experimental/Hispanic/Short RichardNarrative and Film/Student Lina Kretschkopf

Director: Nick Brandestini Producer: Vesna Eckert Cinematographer: Nick Brandestini

AUG 9|12:15pm|METCALF

Animation/Children/Family/Short Narrative young A year-in-the-life Film

Dare to Be Remarkable Documentary Feature

are a portrait of five Native Alaskan peasant couple who live in a small house in the teenagers coming of age in Barrow, Alaska. A disabled philanthropist fights against country, in the middle of the German hills. A college student deals with the loss of A little girl named Buttercup Bree falls a deadly disease that was predicted to his younger brother.

victim a gang of shadowy bullies... until she discovers that her love of Daisy Chains unlocks a power that will bring life to the darkness of the playground.

take her life at eighteen months. Now one of the oldest survivors of the condition, she works toward a cure before her body becomes too weak.

Sat, Aug 13, 6:00 PM Second Stage Studio

Wed, Aug 10, 10:00 AM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Sat, Aug 13, 12:15 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Chimeras

USA|24mins|Drama, Western

dark_net

Director: Gianluca Minucci Producer: Gregory J Rossi Cast: Chris Coy, Dead Leaves Jennifer Neala Page

Welcome to the dark_net!

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Cloud and Mud

Death by Design Documentary Feature

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U.K|25mins|Drama Director: Ernest Mills Producer: Emma Savage

Dear Future Self

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AUG 9|4:00pm|THE VETS from the past brings Five years after an economic A message catastrophe, the government and banks discovery of the present have collapsed. Rural Québec has SCREENING AT To coincide with the 2014-2015 Centenary of come to resemble the Wild West. At a the First World War, Chronicles of Courage exfortified village, the only strangers admitted are those who can trade. plores 3 very personal, contrasting experiences

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of the war. The message is a heartbreaking Thu, Aug 11, 6:45 PM The Vets today as it was 100Cinemathéque years ago.

Sun, Aug 14, 7:00 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM one, as resonant

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Code: Debugging the Gender Gap

Director: Acheng Dong Derek's Friends Cast: Yu Wang, Comedy/Short Narrative Film/Youth/Teen Deshun Wang

We all love our smart phones, tablets, and laptops. New devices cascade onto the market smaller, faster, more powerful than ever before. Very soon, 7|7:15pm|PAFF THEATRE these devices will be in the hands of 5 billion people nearly 70% of the worlds

A teenage boy must move onto the next stage in life, but this might mean having to let go of his peculiar friends...

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USA|78mins|Tech

Directors: Robin Hauser Reynolds Despite the Falling Snow Producer: Christie HerDrama/Feature Film/Romance/Thriller ring, Staci Hartman Cinematographer: In 1950s Moscow, communist Katya Jonathan Blomgren

secretly spies for the Americans in the Cold War arms race. When she lands her biggest assignment, stealing 8|2:30pm|METCALF secrets from rising government star Alexander, the last thing she expects is

A murderer in rags is given delicious steam CODE documentary examines why more girls Fri, Aug 12, 12:15 PM Fri, Aug 12, 6:00 PM Second Stage Studio Sat, Aug 13,opportunities 6:45 PM buns from a bakery worker. The worker realizes and POC are not seeking in The Vets Cinemathéque Providence Chamber of Commerce the man is wanted with a cash reward. computer science and explores how cultural Theatre mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism all play roles in this national crisis.

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Chronicles of Courage


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Director: Phillip Irwin Cooper Producer: Amity Janow, Jason Howard Cast: Alison Elliot, John Heard

Director: Pascal Glatz Producer: Corinne Steiner, Michael Steiger Cast: Fabian Guggisberg, Mathis Kunzler

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Diane from the Moon

Disco Inferno

The Dogcatcher

African American/Drama/LGBTQ/Short Drama/LGBTQ/Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Short Drama/Short Narrative Based on the three years when Phillip Irwin At a remote mountain lakeFilm a bound man Narrative Film/Women Narrative Film/Thriller Cooper, unlucky in work, money and love, with cemented shoes is being dragged to the Dogcatcher a black comedy went home to the Gulf Coast of Alabama to water by two The other menisand his request for a A universal story about self acceptance A weary hell minion is on a mission to telling a story of a man who kidnaps help out with family through histhe Devilcoup escalates into a clash. starring 2016 Spirit a Award winnercrisis. Mya Working rescue her boss. But is not de grace dogs for ransom, however, returns them Taylor. Phillip ultimately finds his own willing to return to her daily routine... past, voice. in glory of a saviour. One day he

kidnaps a German shepherd that turns out to be a stray dog.

Thu, Aug 11, 9:45 PM AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

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Fri, Aug 12, 9:00 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

USA, Ukraine|100mins|Bio Director: Steve Hoover Producer: Danny Yourd, Nicolas Gonda, Terrence Malick Cast: Gennadiy Mokhnenko A Done Deal

Domar: To Tame

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Dot Delight

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AUG 7|2:45pm|PAFF THEATRE A short portrait on a horse tamer and

Sat, Aug 13, 2:30 PM

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Crossing Over USA|45mins|Drama

Director: Isabel Castro Producer: Katrina Sorrentino Cinematographer: Katrina Sorrentino Editor: Francisco Bello

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AUG 6|8:30pm|BELL ST. CHAPEL Remy, a hitman for a small-time

A lazy afternoon in Stavanger, Norway,

Montreal mobster, has to kill Fernand, a collision course between the two most Gennadiy himself ‘Pastor Crocodile.’ He’s Three transgender Mexican immigrants naviinstructor from calls Uruguay and his passion an old associate who talks too much. iconic patterns to ever adorn a fabric is know throughout Ukraine for his years working gate different stages of political in Los for taming. The plan is simple: invite him for coffee, set in motion.Lines are drawn asylum in the offer him a ride and shoot him in the sand. Who will run circles around their to rehabilitate drug addicted kids. But he’s also Angeles - all striving to establish stability and alley. Easy! A done deal... opponent? Pick a side. Stand back. a vigilante who uses any force necessary to support systems in a foreign city. carry out his moral vision. Fri, Aug 12, 6:00 PM Second Stage Studio Thu, Aug 11, 5:30 PM Aurora Thu, Aug 11, 10:00 AM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

D.Asian

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Drifting Away Animation/Drama

Through his depression his father disappears literally before the eyes of his son Paul. here is a long road to go.

AUG 4|7:00pm|PPAC

Daewit

Director: Sarah Smith Producer: Phillip Dunroamin Guttman Drama/Short Narrative Film/Thriller Cast: Cady, Mariano, Cheyenne Nguyen, Joanna (Sarah Parish) is selling her Davis Desmond

Germany|15mins|Animation Director: David Jansen Eden Hostel Producer: Fabian Comedy/Drama/Romance/Sci-Fi & Driehorst Fantasy/Short Narrative Film Editor: Sophie Biesenbach

The Eden Hostel is a humble and dirty country home, Steven (Robert Emms) place run by an elderly couple. Hanging is a prospective buyer. What should be AUG 6|2:30pm|METCALF from the wall of one of its rooms theres a simple viewing becomes something a statuette of the Virgin Mary who else entirely... narrates,from her peculiar point of view, For ten-year-old Daewit is rescued from his violent the stories of the various guestsfather who

4th grade is all about fitting in. and Daniel owning the latest in 12, Hello grows up far away Sat, Aug that 13, 9:00means PM Fri, Aug 9:00 PM Sun, Aug from 14, 6:45 his PM family among Vets the Cinemathéque TheaVets Cinemathéque Kitty fashion, The liking cutest boy in class, andThe Vets Cinemathéque wolves. He is released into world in which he convincing yourself you’re Asian when everygrows from a child to a man weary of life. one else thinks you’re white.


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Director: Jokin Pascual, Javier Dampierre Composer: Marcos Cruz

Director: Betsy Tsai Cinematographer: Julia Swain Cast: Anat Jozaphina, Andrew Fromer Antonio Badrani

AUG 6|10:00am|METCALF

AUG 8|2:00pm| THE VETS The Edge

Eggs and Soldiers

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Short Narrative Film Drama/Short Drama/Short Narrative all year, the Film arrival of the Near the conflict-ridden border two Israeli boys NarrativeInFilmPamplona, during summer is expected, and with it comes the find themselves in a scuffle with a Palestinian exploreshome. the limits of passion A single Irish Dad forgets the tree of on the BullsJACOB, a nine year old The shy dreamer, Running of San Fermin. smallest boy on The his Edge shortcut The histories, diviand the surreal results that can be Christmas Eve. Ned the older brother's falls instantly in love when MAILIN (11) ones dream to run when they become grownsions, and desperation of both families shape brought into existence when you listen humanity is challenged when he risks and her father move into the apartment ups. their approaches to passion. the sticky situation. everything to have his to and cultivate that younger brother across the yard.

Marco experience a real Irish Christmas.

Thu, Aug 11, 3:30 PM Providence Public Library

Daniel

Wed, Aug 10, 9:00 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

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Danny Says

Director: Dean Loxton Producer: Elizabeth Boag Cast: Adam Tompa, Alex Reece LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film/Youth/Teen

Aurora

USA|104mins|Bio

Extremis

Director: Brendan Toller Producer: Pamela Lubell Cast: Alice Cooper, The EyesBilly James

A purely observational documentary

When six strangers with unspeakable

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AUG 6|6:30pm| BELL ST. CHAPEL Friends Frederik and Mathias share a

experience butstudies have very in Londonthat plunges viewersDANNY into the harrowing pasts wake up imprisoned in an SAYS WILL NO LONGER BESHOWING AT Dániel, common from Budapest and different reactions. decision-making process faced by abandoned warehouse, they discover works as a male escort to pay his tuitionphysicians, fees. patientsRIIFF and families in they are being forced to participate in urgent end-of-life cases. an evil experiment; Five must die. One Nori introduces Dániel to her new English lover can live. And they have two hours... Tom, but Tom has plans for Nori and they don’t includeThu, Dániel. Aug 11, 3:30 PM Aurora Fri, Aug 12, 12:15 PM Fri, Aug 12, 6:45 PM Providence Chamber of Commerce Theatre

De Smet Belgium,Netherlands|15mins|Com

Dîner à Montpellier

Director: Thomas Baerten Fairytale For Average People Fan Girl Producer: David Animation/Children/Family/Short Narrative Comedy/Short Narrative Film Deprez, Elbe Stevens Film Cast: Jessica Zeylmaker Emily and Kim spent their teenage

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Traumatised by a painfull breakup, Joseph decides on stepping out of his 5|6:30pm| THEsome VETS house, and finding sugar in order to remove bitterness from his life.

The Vets Cinemathéque

USA|13mins|Fic Director: Cory Santilli Producer: Julie Snyder, Fata Morgana Rhys Santa Maria Developing Nations/Drama/Short Narrative Cast: Alexandra Film Chelaru, Jeremy Dethoor

Inspired by true events, Fata Morgana tells the story of a Chinese couple who MUSEUM OFtheir WORK & CULTURE must examine relationship's fractures and future after they arrive in the United States for the funeral rites finds aof wallet her dance studio their onlyin child.

years fantasising about Ryan Laughtner, lead singer of the 5|7:00pm| once-mega-famousAUG noughties boy-band, Off-Limits. But Off-Limits broke-up and Kim and Emily lost touch.

The brothers ‘De Smet’ created a system to live When Jolene their lives in the most comfortable she discovers may Thu,as Augsingles 11, 7:00 PM Wed, Aug 10, 3:30 PM Aurora that its Fri,owner Aug 12, 3:30 PM not be the Aurora of Workmoves & Culture into their way. When a newMuseum woman man he appears to be. street, their synergy turns out to be a house of cards.

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An Evening

Fri, Aug 12, 3:30 PM


Feature Film World Premiere When six strangers with unspeakable pasts wake up imprisoned in an abandoned warehouse, they discover they are being forced to participate in an evil experiment. Five must die. One can live. And they have two hours to decide amongst themselves who survives. The clock is ticking and if they don’t decide…they all die.

Fri, Aug 12 6:45 PM @ The Vets Cinemathéque 83 Park Street, 6th Fl. Providence, RI


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Director: Renji Philip Producer: Stephen Heath Cinematographer: Edward Wu Cast: Bruce Davison

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Director: Matthew Saville Producer: Ducan Cole Cast: Byron Coll

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Filip

Finding Kim

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film/Youth/Teen Feature/LGBTQ/Senior A homeless man with a change Documentary of fortune, a What /Aging

young couple trying to reconcile, a kid out for

Seven-year old Philip admires his older vengeance and a wheelchair-bound hitman. Finding Kim is a documentary film that brother Sebastian most of all. They fool DIRTYwatch LAUNDRY is play a about of Kim, events follows a local Seattle around, movies and football a series that connect lives one nightTransgender man. The viewer gets a together. One eveningfour Filip happens to rare glimpse in what it's like to transition see something unexpected between genders at 50 years old while Sebastian and his best friend and Filip. navigating day to day life. Having

Two cousins from Flatbush, former Wall Street hotshot Jimmy and his buttoned-up cousin Max work for the phone company. One day they stumble across insider trading tips and start tapping a phone line to get even more.

Wed, Aug 10, 7:30 PM AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

Thu, Aug 11, 7:30 PM AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

Dive

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Film/Romance if your Comedy/Feature reflection had a mind of it’s own?

Wed, Aug 10, 3:00 PM AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

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Dog Men

Director: Brent Harvey Producer: Nicole Rio, Tyler Derench Cast: Andrew Schantz, Eliza Kantor, Matt Pascua Forbidden Cuba

Folie a Deux

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Director: Mirko Bischofberger Producer: Dario Bischofberger Cast: Daniel Mulligan, Gioacchini Ballstreri Forever, Chinatown

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A young person finds peace and hope in a dream.

A five-person crew that withstood 11 Artist Frank Wong's exquisitely detailed hours of interrogation. A custom dioramas of the Chinatown of his When Kit “Lightsout” Sterling is blackmailed by A science-fiction story about hunting and engineered baseball cap, concealing a childhood serve as portals to the past in his estranged best friend on the sound eve recorder, of themixer titleand wireless being hunted, about extinction and survival, a rapidly changing San Francisco. receivers. 3,000 photos of exotic birds, fight, Kit must decide whether or not his hidabout dogs - and men. to make a film in Cuba.

ing his secret is worth sacrificing everything he loves. Fri, Aug 12, 6:00 PM Second Stage Studio Sat, Aug 13, 2:15 PM

The Vets Cinemathéque

Dogs Don’t Breed Cats

Canada|15mins|Drama

For real, tho

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From dusk to dawn, a group of teenagers meet on a convenience store parking lot.

Draw Back the Curtain

Director: Cristina Martins Frame 394 Producer: Mathieu Elie African American/Documentary Short Screenwriter: Sandra Lopes

AUG 5|7:00pm| MUSEUM OF

Thu, Aug 11, 12:15 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

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Director: Shir Bodner Editor: Sara Frans Lanting: The Evolution Nuttycombe of LIFE Composer: Travis Documentary Short Tucker

Frame 394 follows a young man from Toronto who entangles himself in one of A dazzling journey through time via the America's most high-profile policeremarkable images of National WORK &shootings. CULTURE AUG a8|4:30pm|MCCORMACK THEATER involved In South Carolina, Geographic photographer Frans white police officer shoots an unarmed Lanting and his epic "LIFE" project, which presents a stunning view of life. black man in the back as he runs away,

Pregnant and homeless, Joëlle shows up at her Twenty five years have passed since the fall of father’s Even if Jeff, a solitary the Iron Curtain and thePMarrival of former Soviet Thu, Aug 11, house. 1:00 PM Fri, Augnon-con12, 12:15 PM Thu, Aug 11, 3:30 Providence Public Library Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Providence Virginia. Public Library This doc formist former punk is reluctant to theMetcalf idea, Union refugees to Richmond, Joëlle decides to stay. explores dimensions of immigration, acculturation, and identi.


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Director: Benjamin Davis, Brendan Bercik, Dane Mainelle, Dylan Hansen-Fliedner, Jay Jadick Cast: Dane Mainella

AUG 7|7:00pm|MCCORMACK THEATE

AUG 7|6:30pm| THE VETS Getting Off

GOLD BALLS

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over age 80.

prove his love for her by accomplishing an exploit.

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film Feature/Senior/Aging Romance/Short Narrative Film/Youth/Teen Chosen by the US State Department, Brooklyn An estranged poet attempts to rekindleDocumentary a /Youth/Teen based artist, Duke Riley, embarks on an epic complex relationship with a strung-out musician After four years of escorting pay for is madlyainlegendary love with Charlotte, journey to China toNicolas reenact boat during a weekend in ruraltonowhere; their toxic Competitive athletes barnstorm the US college, Dane struggles to transition a girl he barely knows yet fantasizes race between twelve animals that determined past, however, won’t be say so easily forgotten. in pursuit of a National Championship into a new reality and must about through the pictures she posts on title in tennis. The twist? all of the Chinese theThey're order goodbye to one particular client. Facebook.zodiac. With a friend, he decides to

Wed, Aug 10, 5:15 PM Thu, Aug 11, 8:30 PM The Dynamic AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre Jamestown Arts Center Eadweard USA|5mins|Comedy Double Standard

Director: Luke Patton Producer: Billy Sullivan Cast: James Hardy, Kandis Erickson Grandma's Day

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AUG 8|5:00pm| PAFF THEATER

Comedy/Drama/Senior/Aging/Short Narrative Film

Aurora

Canada|104 mins|Drama Director: Kyle Rideout Producer: Josh Epstein Cast: Aleks Paunavic, Andrew McIlroy, Andrew Wheeler THE GREAT LOVE ROSEMARY

AUG 6|6:30pm|THEComedy/LGBTQ/Senior/Aging/Short VETSFilm Narrative

A woman wakes up in a younger man's Tomek is working a 'grandparent scam'. apartment, and their intimate Zoey’s first night as a superhero is nearlyEverything's ruined going fine A until complex of familial Eadweard Muybridge, an elderly portrait Old conflicts and innerconversation over coffee and cigarettes woman suddenly exposes him and prejudices are brought to light when when she’s given a sexy and impractical unithe father of motion pictures, whose searing exposes the imperfections in each of locks him in her apartment. She Grandpa Terry when he invites the new their lives. form. jealousy of his young wife eclipsed his genius, proposes a deal: he'll get the money if woman he's been seeing to dinner with leading most infamous legal he pretends to be her grandson. to one of the his son's 'pseudo-progressive' family.casWed, Aug 10, 3:30 PM

Election Night

Aurora

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in history. Aurora

Elgin Park

Director: Tessa Blake Producer: Catherine Gridlock The Guys Next Door Dent, Grace Feeney, Drama/Short Narrative Film/Thriller Stasia Droze Documentary Feature/LGBTQ Cast: Aedra Ho, Gridlock is a thriller set during aCaitlin traffic Zambito An intimate portrait of a real Modern

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jam on a country road. When a little girl goes missing from one of the cars, her 6|6:30pm| BELL ST.search CHAPEL father forms a desperate party to find her, and soon everyone is a suspect.

Family: Meet Erik and Sandro, a gay couple with daughters birthed by their friend Rachel who's AUG married 8|12:00pm| with three teenagers of her own.

Wed, Aug 10, 12:15 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

USA|10 mins|Doc Director: Danny Yourd Editor: Mike Lahood Happy Cast: Michael Paul Drama/LGBTQ/Romance/Short Narrative Smith Film/Women It's her birthday. She's sexually inexperienced, lonely, in her late METCALF twenties, and her name is Happy. Determined to be proactive on this dreaded day,

ELECTION NIGHT follows a politician’s family in Elgin Park dives into the life of Michael Paul Maine as 350 votes turned sensation, Thu,they Aug 11, wait 5:30 PMfor the final Aurora Thu,to Aug 11, 4:30 PM Smith, a reclusive artist Wed, Aug 10, 7:30 viral PM The Vets Cinemathéque 95 Empire Black Box Theatre come in on election eve - will the speech be a recognized for creatingAS220 1950s utopias out of celebration or a concession? pain, love, and miniature cars.

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Director: Myriam Obin Editor: Emily Laliberte

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Director: Douglas McGinness Producer: Aliki Paraschis

AUG 6|10:00pm|METCALF

The Happys

Hearts and Minds: The Story Her Friend Adam of the Civil Marriage Feature Film/LGBTQ Drama/Short Narrative Film This creative animation manages to bring The homeless children of New York believe Collaborative

voice to a day of celebration in Documentary the streets of Short/LGBTQ

God is missing, having been kicked out of

Devastated catching herisboyfriend A boyfriend's jealous impulse spirals the city;after everyone wearing masks and makpower by the evil demon is how the children in bed with a man, a sheltered out of control in 16 minutes of romantic ing noise. little girl discovers things story of how understand doom. their suffering on the streets. Their The untold, emotional Midwestern girl However, fights to find heraplace philanthropic activists made history by hope is to find the water goddess. in a new citywhat and to discover where her to be. are not they appear only changing hearts and minds to help true passions lie. advance marriage equality in the US. Sun, Aug 14, 2:15 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

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Even the Walls

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Everything Metcalf All Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Switzerland|14mins|Family at Once

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Director: Saman Maydani, Sarah Kuck Producer: Warren Etheridge Hoka Hey (A Good Day to Die)

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AUG 8|12:00pm|THE VETS

Hope City

Director: Eleanor Wilson Producer: Judy Posey, Weston Auburn Cast: Eleanor Wilson, J Smith Cameron

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AUG 8|12:15pm|PAFF THEATER

As thousands of men, women and A new life. Dreams. The past. This is the story of a man's bravery to Even thetheWalls the unique con-to get into Europe, In the midst of private turmoil, a young woman children attempt a photograph world atdocuments war, and what comfortable English family setstakes out on a suffocating ride to the train station with itnectedness takes to get images for the ofpublished a public-housing development what appears to be a holiday. world to see.

on the eve of its destruction.

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The Hope Rooms tells the story of estranged father, Eamonn, and his son, Sean, who meet up after 15 years at a café in London to heal oldMUSEUM wounds. AUG 5|7:00pm|

her Mother, Aunt and Grandmother. They navigate each other’s quirks and memories while Fri, Augan 12, 3:30 PM Aurora trying to identify incessant beep.

Fidelity

Director: Guillaume Collin How To Lose Weight In 4 Producer: EasyIsabelle Steps Stachtchenko Sirois Comedy/Drama/Romance/Short Narrative Film Cast: Alexa-Jeanne Dubé

Germany|24mins|Family, Drama Director: Ilker Catak Producer: Alexandra Iahmes and the Great Staib Devourer Cast:Narrative Bris Gonenen, Animation/Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Short Film Sanem Oge

A four step guide to losing weight - kind Ten-year-old Iahmes refuses to die. of. Angry with the gods he rejects their OF WORK & CULTURE AUG 5|2:30pm|METCALF judgment and runs away to his hometown. His journey towards begins.environment hiking trip is forced to Istanbul 2014acceptance - a tensed

A young couple on a Fri, Aug the 12, 7:00 PM Thu, Aug 11, 5:30 PM face distance that has grown between Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM them.

with

Aurora Sat, Aug 13, 9:00 demonstrations due toPM political repression: The Vets Cinemathéque

Asli gives shelter to a young political activist, who got into a fight with the police. Asli is not willing to cooperate with the investigators.


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Director: Vanessa Clement Producer: Jonathan Hazan

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I Am Selma

I Am Yupik

Muslim identity private. Going against her family's wishes,

on bush planes and snowmobiles to compete on the biggest natural stage.

Wed, Aug 10, 4:30 PM

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I'm a Pornstar: Gay4Pay

Documentary Short

Documentary Feature/LGBTQ Flory’s Flame weaves the life story of 90-year The first few minutes of a first date. Time to get old U.S. National Heritage Fellow musician Flory to know each other and arouse desire. A man Selma becomes a target of from tiny with her September Welcome to the2013 curious,Celebration surprising and Jagoda like anyWhen other, a woman who seems likeEvery no year oth-they gather bullying at her high school, her family villages spread across Alaska's remote always outspoken world of straight men Concert of Congress. er. Two feels people, together, theirSea coast. Kids compelled to protect herabout by takingto takeBering from Yup'ikat the US Library who go Gay4Pay. away her hijab in order to keep their communities travel hundreds of miles first step.

Wed, Aug 10, 9:45 PM

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College

Director: Andrew Nackman

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IN PURSUIT

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AUG 9|7:15pm| METCALF

An emotionally co-dependent sister In Exile is the story of a boy who lives IN PURSUIT is a dramatic comedy with attempts to thwart her younger sister's with his grandmother in an Eastern an action twist about a young couple A young couple, who have just moved European into village. HisOn his 24th birthday, Adam, a small-town meplans of moving out of their parent's parents are both who arrives in their new home-city after an apartment together, has their relationship chanic, decides it’s time to finally tell his friends house. working abroad, so the boy is left to his a cross country road trip...only to have own devices. the car filled with all their belongings tested when they take opposing stances in and family that he’s gay. Will his straight-as-ancommandeered in a police chase.

response to the sounds of their neighbor’s doarrow best bros have his back? mestic Thu, dispute. Aug 11, 3:30 PM Aurora Wed, Aug 10, 7:00 PM Wed, Aug 10, 2:30 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Fulfilament

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The Future Perfect

Director: Rhiannon Evans Insatiable: The HomaroProducer: Alexandra In View Cantu Story Feature Film/Women Breede Documentary Feature

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At the age of 27, innovative chef and inventor Homaro Cantu helped put 4|7:00pm|PPAC Chicago on the culinary map when he opened his first restaurant 'Moto' in the city's untapped Fulton Market

Tormented by guilt over the death of her family Ruth comes to decide that by donating her organs she will placate her utter self-loathing. AUG 7|8:30pm|

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Canada|11mins|Fic Director: Nicolas Citton IRREGULARS Producer: James DocumentaryBrown, Short Jason James Cast: Robert Baker, Zachary Quinto Each year 400.000 people from Africa,

Asia and Middle East, try to enter Europe. They flee from war, BELL ST. CHAPEL persecution and poverty. Since the ways by land have been interrupted, they board overloaded vessels.

Travel around the brain with a little, lost thought A minimalist time travel story that centers on and discover what it takes to make a great a2:15 hired Sun, Aug 14, 12:15 PM Sat, Aug 13, 4:30 PM the relationship between Sat, Aug 13, PM gun, HardesThe Vets Cinemathéque Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Thethe Vets Cinemathéque idea. ty, and his boss, Greenwood. As film unfolds, a major crisis in the future has its origins in a minor moment from the past.

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Director: Eric Shahinian Producer: Sola Fasehun Cast: Anne-Marie AgI'm Sticking With You bodji, ConnorInHines Exile


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I Was There

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USA|63mins|Bio Director: Brad Hall Producer: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Cinematographer: Nelson Hume Editor: Shon Hedges

AUG 9|4:45pm|METCALF JAMIE

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Roy decides karate is the answer to his bully The surprising story of a major art collection problem, but his Dad can see that what his son transforming into education for African AmeriTel Hai, ranking in the top tenth Survivors guilt haunts a New York Jamie is clumsily looking for his first needs nowschools is a champion Boxer. can Harlem Zone. The tale percentile right of all primary in firefighter after the towers fell on 9/11.kids in the relationship. OneChildren’s Sunday, he meets ofway actress Julia discovering her Israel is surprisingly situated in Kfar Gus hit rock bottom and the only Ben Louis-Dreyfus and the two spend the afternoon Shalem, one of the most distressed was up. together. father’s passions for art, justice and education. neighborhoods in Tel Aviv. The population is from lower incomes.

Sat, Aug 13, 12:00 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

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Ghost Light

Wed, Aug 10, 7:00 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

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Gloria

Director: David Charpentier Producer: Jocelyn Charpentier Michael Callahan Cast: JOHNS Adam Eramo

Jewel's Catch One

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Mexico|17 mins|Music, Drama

Director: Luis Hernandez de la Pena, Judith Ostria Vasquez Producer: Chon Alatorre Keeper of the Fishes Cast: Adrian Aguirre

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Documentary Short

AUG 6|8:30pm| BELL ST. CHAPEL

"JOHNS" is a film about the western In Providence, RI there is a man with a The film celebrates both the glitzy men who patronize the sex clubs of passion for the creatures that live in the In the ofwake oferaaand campus tragedy, ErinCity, inspires aSince man essence the disco one Angeles The Philippines. ItIn Mexico City, water. he drives was a kid,public he loved transportawoman’s courage stand upto to its dark focuses four foreign men who've everything about them. Nearly 6 drag cabaher cast andto crew proceed with a on comtion by day and sings the hits at a side. Music, dance, outrageous fashion, come to The Philippines to pursue decades later, he is still passionate memorative ret by night. about his aquatic friends. global health issues,performance. racism, raging sexual relationships with sex workers. fires, homophobia, celebrities & police. Thu, Aug 11, 9:45 PM AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

Wed, Aug 10, 9:45 PM AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

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Kid Yamaka

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Godless

Director: Sharon Liese Cinematographer: Ty LADY GANGA: Nilza's Story Jones Documentary Short Editor: Jeremy Carr

Kid Yamaka is a short film from multiEmmy-nominated director Matt Ogens, profiling the eponymous LA-area boxer AUG 8|12:15pm| METCALF (real name: Zachary Wohlman). The 13-minute film is a deeply human story, diving into Wohlman's troubled past.

Sun, Aug 14, 12:15 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

With just a few months left to live, Michele Baldwin broke a world record and started a movement that would save the life of another womanAUG years later in the highest place on earth: the Himalayas.

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Director: Joshua Lim Producer: Lucy Khor, Last Days Of Summer Stanley Lim, Stephen Feature Film Lim Cast: Craig Jordan, A middle-aged man in aGarret stagnant Young

marriage, finds his life upended when an attractive young woman and her 6|9:00pm|THE VETShusband move in seemingly abusive next door.

When fairy homes mysteriously appear in a Separated by their father’s death, brothers, Sat, Aug 13, 2:30 PM Sat, Aug 13, 12:15 PM Sat, Aug reconnect 13, 7:00 PM suburban forest, three women, driven by curiNate and Steven after their mother Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM osity about the origin of this whimsy, find that also passes, but a secret from their past threatbelieving in magic is the medicine they need ens to destroy them. to overcome their personal struggles.


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Sweden|7mins|Comedy Director:Joachim Nakagawa Straning Cast: Gino Astera, Jonas Blixt, Maj-LisEngqvist

Director: April Wright

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LAST DOOR SOUTH

Animation/Drama/Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Short aNarrative vibrant Film part of American

The last journey of the enigmatic Paul WR

Last Sunday

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A tired middle-aged man walks into a grocery Once culture, driveFilm/Youth/Teen Short Narrative Film store and finds a magic pocket watch, with it ins reached their peak in the late 50s. Although he manages to stop time. He realizes that he drive-insTheare experiencing a resurgence, today world is made of floors. Floors are After another Saturday night of partying The red moon threatens our existence connected by stairs and of withwants his friends, the only place that to can do whatever he and chooses less than 400 remain. Inmade a nation that loves cars on earth. Our only hope is the rooms. Rooms are connected by disheveled twenty-one year old Dwayne enigmatic Paul WR, the mostgroceries talented steal from the store. and movies, why haven’t they survived? corridors. And all the floors form the Goodmen (Devon Libran) wants to be World...'Such is the theory developed by Toto, the siamese head of a child.

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Golden

astronaut of its generation.

Sat, Aug 13, 3:30 PM

Germany|22mins|Fic

on Sunday morning is in his bed.

Aurora

Golden Shot

Wed, Aug 10, 12:15 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

TURKEY|9 mins|Animation

Director: Kai Stänicke Cast: Christian Tesch, Jakob Jörke, Janine Marold Comedy/Drama/Romance/Short Narrative Film

AUG 5|7:30pm| BELL ST. CHAPEL Edgar works in a slaughterhouse. He

A tale of being different and growing loves opera and Ginette, the stripper of his dreams. Edgar is about to ask her to marry him when he finds her bedding her boss. In shock, he loses his voice. Thu, Aug 11, 1:00 PM Providence Public Library

Les Cloÿs

Lifeline

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AUG 5|4:00pm|THE VETS

Four young men are part of a A desperate mother risks everything to community in Paris that speaks its own up. Rusty living in their smallforhouses, provide a final lifeline her son. version of French. Their way machines of speaking is constantly changing: letters imagine that the sun will come and take them in words are rearranged, words from to the sky someday. A small light, keeps them other languages are borrowed.

alive and dreaming. But one of the machines Fri,itself. Aug 12, 6:00 PM Second Stage Studio sun

Sat, Aug 13, 4:45 PM wants to see the Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Goodbye Czech Rep, Den|59mins|History Theresienstadt

Hagereseb

Director: Jonatan Jerichow LIGHTNINGFACE Producer: CarlLIKE OttoA BUTTERFLY Comedy/Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Short Narrative Drama/Short Narrative Film Dethlefsen Film/Thriller Cinematographer: Preben HjorthWhen you are young and you can't see An origin story, of sorts—

Australia|38mins|Doc Director: Zia Mohajerjasbi Litterbugs Cast: Eyobe Alemu, Children/Family/Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Short Joseph Smith, Natnael Narrative Film/Youth/Teen Moges, Rahwa Habte

Helped by her self-made flying the true meaning of this life, only a wise LIGHTNINGFACE stars Oscar Isaac as mechanical creatures, a young inventor old man can show you the way Basil Stitt, who MCCORMACK in the aftermath of an THEATER andVETS a pint-sized superhero defeat the AUG 7|4:30pm| AUG 8|12:00pm|THE inexplicable incident, decides to town bullies and find an unexpected sequester himself inside his apartment, friendship. setting of the stage for a profound The survival six Danish Jews from the ThereIt’s 1997 in Seattle’s Yesler Terrace, and 10-yearSat,concentration Aug 13, 9:00 PM Aug 14, 2:15 PMold Abai is on a quest Fri, Aug 10:00 AM sienstadt camp illustratesSun, what to12, find fresh batteries for The Vets Cinemathéque Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Denmark did to save the Danish Jewish pophis Casio keyboard for one last music lesson ulation, getting most of them to safety, and with his older brother Sam before seeing him trying to protect those who were captured. sent back to their native Eritrea, indefinitely.

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La Voce / Voiceless

Director: Gokalp Gonen


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Director: Julie Marron Producer: Thomas Nerney II Cinematographer: Stefan Glidden

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Japan|9mins|Doc Director: Sofian Khan Producer: Tadashi Mitsui

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A Little Less Conversation

The Load

Long Way North

prepared to meet.

TENAMAZTLE, first war hero of Latin America, is caught and awaits trail.

was a renowned explorer, designer of his splendid Arctic ship, the Dava.

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Romance/Short Narrative Film

Animation/Short Narrative Film Happygram explores one of the most egreEach year, thousands of Japanese gather at gious violations of informed consent in modern the Tagata Jinja shrine in the southern town Engrossed inpractice. an online loveEach affair, a year nearly Mexico. sixteenth century. a young and for medical 40 Late million ofAfter Komaki to 1892, praySt.Petersburg.Sasha, for a good harvest, traveling businessman and a hand the bloody Mixton war, which was a girl of Russian aristocracy, has always women obtain screening mammograms increased fertility in human model abandon their virtual personas in revolt by thefor indigenous people against been fascinated by thebeings. adventurous life search of a reality neither oneof is cancer. Spanish rule, FRANCISCO of her late grandfather, Oloukine. He the early detection

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Haven

Director: Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt Producer: Zelmira Gainza, Dan Cogan, Magnus Andersson Losing It

Lorne

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Director: Michael Morrone Producer: Colleen McQuaid The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille

Short Narrative Film

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AUG 6|7:15pm|PAFF THEATRE

Lorne, a wasteland traveller dealing Mackenzie and Alexander make up one In 1982 Peter Brosnan heard a story with the oppressing boundaries of half of an up and coming indie rock Change is racing down the streets of Havana, The issue of homelessness is overlooked far too about an ancient Egyptian City buried in isolation, is confronted by a mysterious band, whose once meager audience is where Cuba’s top underground drag racers often. Society rarely realizes that California. In 2012 he dug it up!the people on stranger. Lorne, realizing the stranger finally beginning to grow. While on tour isn't a threat, invites him into his camp. the couple discovers that they are struggle to prepare their classic American hot the street have a story and a past, and more unexpectedly pregnant.

rods for the first official car race since the Revolution. Fri, Aug 12, 9:00 PM Fri, Aug 12, 7:30 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

He and She

Lost & Found Documentary Short

In the wake of their husbands' death, three senior widows cope with loss by finding new meaning in their lives.

AUG 5|4:00pm| THE VETS

importantly, they have a future.

AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

Germany|15mins|Fic

Wed, Aug 10, 6:00 PM Providence Public Library

Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi

Director: Marco Gadge TheMike Lost Paradise - Arvo Producer: BrandinPaert, Robert Wilson Documentary Feature Cast: Josef Heynert, Monika Lennartz

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Director: Neal Broffman Producer: Elisa LOVE Animation/Short Narrative Film Gambino, Heather O’Neill

LOVE is a short film describing affection in 3 different chapters, through THE LOST PARADISE Arvo Part, an impact on a distant solar system. Robert Wilson A film by Gunter Atteln AUG 8|7:00pm|MCCORMACK Abstract haiku-like situationsTHEATER reveal the He is the most performed contemporary change in atmosphere on one planet, composer in the world. And yet he caused by the change of gravity. rarely ventures out in public.

Thomas is on his way to a life that includes only A fragile and depressed university student himself and his girlfriend… but when she disappears from his13,apartment one night. Four Thu, Aug 11, 8:30 PM Fri, Aug 12, breaks 12:45 PM Sat, Aug 9:00 PM Jamestown Arts Center AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatrelater his name and The Vets Cinemathéque up with him, the dream goes up in smoke. weeks photo explode on social media into the mainstream media as a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.


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Director: Martin Edralin Producer: Laura Perlmutter Cast: April Lee, Ken Harrower

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Love Bite: Laurie Lipton and Love Is All You Need? Love is a Sting her disturbing black & white Drama/Feature Film/Romance Children/Family/Comedy/Short Narrative Honeyglue follows the A daring portrait of a disabled man yearning Film story of Morgan (Adridrawings

ana Mather), who flips her conservative, profor intimacy in aShort world that would rather ignore Documentary Based on the award tected winning short, lifethisupside down after learning she has him. At his lowest point, struggling children's unique feature film tells a story about three months left tobook live. writer Harold Finch gains an Sundance award-winning editor James human rights, bullying, and prejudice Scott's documentary directorial debut Love Bite chronicles Laurie Lipton's life and prolific body of black & white work.

from a unique lens - how would YOU live if you couldn't love?

unexpected house guest in the form of Anabel Shine: a 20 year old, hyperintelligent mosquito.

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Director: David Angell Producer: Roger Mulcahy Jr.

Director: Alban Ukaj Cinmatographer: Yll Citaku

Ma'agalim

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THE MAN OF MY LIFE

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A powerful tale of love faced with darkness.

Official music video for Jane When Alice sees Eric kissing another Bordeaux's 'Ma'agalim 'In a forgotten girl, she is devastated. To make matters Hope City is a feature length Documentary October 1st, 1997. Students turn to the streets old penny arcade, a wooden doll is worse, her rival runs with her in the Film that chronicles the lives of the residents of Prishtina to protest for their against stuck inof place and time. same relay team.rights Alice might only be the 13 years old, but she is not ready a tent city in Providence, RI. Residents of Hope repressive regime. Three teenage friends toalso give up her place so easily.

City struggle with the daily life of being homeattend the protest, and soon find themselves in less while to better their lives. situations. Wed,trying Aug 10, 7:30 PM Wed, Aug 10, 3:30 PMunimaginable Aurora Thu, Aug 11, 2:30 PM AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

Hostility and Hospitality

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Italy|24mins|Doc Director: Bronte Stahl

The House is Innocent

USA|12mins|Doc Director: Nicholas Coles MESSiAHProducer: Max Velez, Short Narrative Film Manya Spraic Alexis

Mast Qalandar

MERCY

Montek wants to do something for his thirteenth birthday. If he tells his mother what, she won?t let him.

When four estranged brothers return In a playful collision of cultures, a home to say their last goodbye to their hapless Irishman and his Parisian dying mother, Grace, hidden girlfriend get more than they bargained AUG 4|7:00pm|PPAC motivations reveal themselves. The for when they encounter a particularly family’s already tenuous bonds are mischievous stranger in the spectacular Australian wilderness. tested when secrets are revealed.

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AUG 8|2:45pm|PAFF THEATER

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Tom and Barbara’s new home has a notorious The first Italian immigrants started arriving in to take Fri,Rhode Aug 12, 2:15 PM Thu, Aug 11, 7:00 PM past and it’s going Wed, Aug 10,more 9:00 PM than a fresh Westerly, Island. Many were attractThe Vets Cinemathéque Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM The Vets Cinemathéque coat of paint to whitewash its macabre history. ed by the promise of wealth brought by the booming granite industry as well as the ability to escape difficult post-WWII living conditions.

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Director: Anna Maguire Cinematographer: Shelley Jones Cast: Anna Maguire, Bonnie Wright

AUG 8|4:45pm| METCALF Metal in your head

Director: Tommaso Pitta Producer: Chris Hees Cast: Charlotte Edwards, Fergus O’Donnell

AUG 5|4:00pm| THE VETS

Metroland 1987

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Millions of tears

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Never forget how to play make believe games.

Desperately searching for his vocation, Ted cannot find anything he is good at. The breakA look back at an event in my childhood A man meets a younger woman in a through arrives the day his father comes home and how this event helped shape my cafe along the highway. views on the world. with an old piano. Ted has the revelation: he will become the next Mozart.

A conflicted relationship between two brothers. 2 different visions about life and work. And about metal. The eldest is making money from it, the other is making dreams.

Thu, Aug 11, 1:00 PM

Fri, Aug 12, 4:45 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Providence Public Library Hustler of Providence

I Am Sami

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The Missing Chapter

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Director: Kae Bahar Producer: Jackie Sheppard, Mark Blaney Cast: Bawar Landon, Monday to Monday Nick Court Documentary Short

AUG 5|7:00pm|MCCORMACK THEATER

At the age of 33, Minh Tam has given This documentary centers around the Florencia didn’t allow the long work and up on love. Devoted to the education of narratives of Rhode Islanders living on university hours get in the way of her autistic son, overwhelmed by a physical,a and tenant verbal farm in the 1790s, just after the going the Ironman 70.3 World In her a life filled with mental, Living in a wardream, zone, 10toyear old Sami is forced domineering mother, she uses men just American Revolution and before the Championship, something no other abuse, Rich turned to drugs to numb his pain. to take decisions beyond his understanding; to escape briefly from daily life. Until the sweeping changes brought by the athlete in her country had ever Soon hemeets found himself on the street offering his decisions that achieved. could How deprive ofherself? his childday she Olivier. Industrial Revolution. did she him motivate

body in exchange for his next fix. One chance hood and change his life forever. Thu, Aug 11, 9:00 PM Wed, Aug 10, 8:30 PM Thu, Aug 11, 3:30 PM encounter changed all that for Rich. The Vets Cinemathéque Jamestown Arts Center Providence Public Library

I Married My USA, Canada|30mins|Doc Family’s Killer MOOM

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Director: Emily Kassie Producer: Ace Weims, Gaspacho Jennifer Mr Fineran, Mark JohnstonShort Narrative Film

Have you ever wondered what happens to your forgotten objects? In this story, those objects with its 'memory' still AUG 7|4:30pm|MCCORMACK attached end up rising from the waters of the magical lake. Scared and lost, memories need help to let go.

I Thought I Told USA, Canada|13mins|Doc You to Shut Up! Director: Charlie Tyrell Producer: Andrew Ferguson Must Be This Tall To Ride Drama/High School/Romance/Short Cast: Billy Gerber, Narrative Film/Youth/Teen Ad Asner

It's the end of the school year and it An introverted teenage girl must remains only a week to Meline , grapple with the toils of adolescent introverted teenager , to approach the AUG 5|7:00pm| METCALF THEATER vulnerability as she allows herself to one she loves. Using his trusty adviser become intimate with a charming new Mr Gaspacho, and her best friend, boy, all the while wrestling with her own Meline will try the unthinkable for her. When cartoonist David Boswell debuted childhood sweetemotional fluidity.

Beatrice and Purudenci were hearts. They planned to be wed. The Wed, Aug 10, 10:00 AM Thu,only Aug 11, 3:30 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM problem was that it was 1994 in Rwanda and Beatrice was being hunted. To make matters were, Purudenci’s family were the hunters.

Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman in the Aurora Fri, Aug 12, 6:00 PM Second Stage Studio 1970s, the no-holds-barred countercultural icon seemed destined for stardom. That is, until everything sputtered awry.


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Director: Catherine van Campen Producer: Joost Seelen

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MY FATHER'S HEART

My Love Affair with the Brain: The Name You Carry (Le nom The Life and Science of Dr. que tu portes) African American/Senior/Aging/Short Narrative Film2006 Israeli paratroopersMarian On August 9th oper- Diamond Joan, a warm-hearted socialFilm/Youth/Teen worker and psyShort Narrative

ating in Dabel Miri, were hit by a CornetDocumentary missile Featurechotherapist, works with derailed teenagers. fired byAnHezbollah. ThisYearley's storyawardfollows Ben Sela, In this documentaryWhen weVlace seeisher efforts to help adaptation of John suspended for hitting a play, "My Father's Heart, finds Winner - 'Best of Festival Audience classmate, is called to come get one of winning the men killed. two- of these kids get back Sasha on track. a successful but miserable older businessman seeking the help and advice of his young male assistant in dealing with his troubled teenage son.

Award' RiverRun International FF, 2016.Who wouldn't love to have a better brain?

his son at school and has no choice but to take him along on his delivery route.

Wed, Aug 10, 12:15 PM

Sat, Aug 13, 12:00 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

Thu, Aug 11, 7:00 PM Museum of Work & Culture

Josef etMetcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Canada|15 mins|Drama Aimee

Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Short Narrative Film/Thriller

Director: Ben Shirnian Producer: David Miller, Eva Preger, Leslie Gottlieb Cast: Kai Strothers, Never Nolwenn Boutle

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

AUG 6|10:00pm|METCALF

USA|8mins|Comedy

Director: David Bornstein Producer: Lily Nguyen Cast: Adrian Gomez, Bryson Robinson, Nobody Dies Here Tiffany Peterson Documentary Short

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Claudia travels to a small town in Sicily Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream Short fantasy-horror set in 1982. to get back together with her to find something, others realized there Twelve-year old Doug islove drawnstory into theabout two A magical childhood chil- Anna. She Lonely, longs afound. better ex-girlfriend, is not naive Pinata was nothingfor to be Somelife, dig lurid world of VHS horror as he interested anymore and abandons relentlessly hoping to become rich, dren orphaned in the south of France during and to find the meaning for his existence. It all explores the mysterious disappearance Claudia in a town she doesn't know. others died in the process. And a few of WWII. of his father. seems click when a young boy walks Wandering around town with noto purpose. them say that here, nobody dies.into his Fri, Aug 12, 9:00 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

Knightsville

life. But this new found relationship and sense Fri, Aug 12, 2:30 PM sinister undertones. Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

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USA|13mins|Family, Drama

La Contre-Allee

Director: Aly Migliori Producer: Aly Migliori, Nymphet Oh-be-joyful Joe DePasquale, and Short Narrative Film Comedy/LGBTQ/Short Narrative Liz Rao Film/Women Cast: Amanda Ebert, A twelve year old girl plays a dangerous Gina Piersanti game with unforeseeable consequences.

AUG 6|7:00pm|ODEUM

France|29mins|Drama

Director: Cecile Ducrocq One Last Producer: Dance Guillaume Short Narrative Film Dreyfus Cast: Bruce TIME MOVES IN ONE DIRECTION, Chatirichvili

Potty-mouthed old RITA will stop at MEMORY IN ANOTHER nothing to drag her granddaughter, SOPHIE kicking andAUG screaming out of 8|4:00pm|THE VETS the closet. From spilling her own sordid secrets, to a botched shoplifting spree, childhood,she but I is determined to Suzanne get Sophie to has live been a prostitute for 15

Often I think I remember my years. She realize Thu, it was a9:00 story a7:30 PMhas her turf, her regular her freedom. Aug 11, PM I’ve been told, a picture, Wed, Aug 10, Sat, Augjohns, 13, 6:45 PM The Vets Black day, Box Theatre The Vetssettle Cinemathéque family movie. I begin toCinemathéque doubt. How to beAS220 sure95 Empire One young African prostitutes nearif it really took place, when the memory hasn’t by. Suzanne is threatened. left a trace, a picture, a family movie.

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A King’s Betrayal


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AUG 8|12:15pm| PAFF THEATER On Flying Water

Animation/Short Narrative Film

OUT OF THE VILLAGE

Director: Alex Mallis Producer: Marina Fernandez Ferri

AUG 6|7:15pm| PAFF THEATER The Painted Lady

Short Narrative Film

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Often I think I remember my childhood, but I A second-generation Cuban-American travels 0.0 | 0 realize it was a story I’ve been told, a picture, a to Cuba for the first time to reconnect with his This film is a metaphor of life, with Shot in West Africa with a local cast The breakup from 60-year old painter family movie. I begin to doubt. How to be sure past, but only alienates further. drops born at dawn and dying at and crew, OUT OF THE VILLAGE JACOB, takes the himself young stripper SAM if sunrise. it really took place, when the memory hasn’t The drops are personalized, a explores the social and cultural impact on a nocturnal roller coaster, which visual and animal's of the Ebola epidemic from the eventually sets her free. left a metaphor trace, ofahuman picture, a family movie. life. They all fight, die, win, etc. But they are treated as animals.

perspective of an orphaned brother and his sister.

Wed, Aug 10, 10:00 AM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Fri, Aug 12, 2:30 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Larry Gone Demon

USA|14mins|Comedy, Horror

Sun, Aug 14, 4:30 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

Last Day of Freedom

USA|34mins|Doc

Director: Matt Lawrence

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The Pamoja Project

Panic Attack!

College

Animation/Short Narrative Film

AUG 8|9:00pm|THE VETS

The Pamoja Project is a short documentary film featuring the lives and Awork frenetic, punk-rock of Margaret, Astridah, andnightmare Crispina; three Tanzanian women who's one asshole of a roommate. leadership and compassion is changing the lives of those in their community. Wed, Aug 10, 2:45 PM Providence Chamber of Commerce Theatre

The Last Girl Peacock

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

The Passing Season Drama/Feature Film

AUG 7|5:15pm|PAFF THEATER

You know the nagging thoughts that When his hockey career comes to a start with 'did I leave the coffee on?' sudden end, Sam returns to his centering on if I give birthWhen Bill Babbitt realizes brother and turn in to 'what to hometown and tries his to escape into anManny Satan's baby?' This hand-drawnhas committed earlier,asimpler timehe in his life. crime agonizes over his animation explores anxiety, obsession, decisionshould he call the police? The film is and one woman's possible insanity. Tue, Aug 09, 7:00 PM

Denmark|13 mins|Drama Director: Bjarke de Koning The PearlVinCast: Christian Documentary Feature/LGBTQ cent Jung, Lars Hjollund, Mette Alvang

Bohemia, 19th Century. Ladislav, the mischievous son of a landlord, terrorizes the village with cruel jokes. War breaks and Ladislav is forced AUG 6|6:30pm|BELL ST.toCHAPEL hide in a monastery, where he unexpectedly discovers hidden passion.

Director: Nomi Talisman, Dee Hibbert-Jones

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portrait of veterans’ care, mental health acThe Vets Wed, Aug justice. 10, 8:30 PM cess and criminal Jamestown Arts Center

Les Corps Etrangers PELL

Belgium|15mins|Drama Director: Laura Wandel

Documentary Feature

The Pearl is a not a story about PELL tells the inspiring story of Rhode transitioning into womanhood, but Island Senator Claiborne Pell and his rather explores what it means to leave fight, against all odds, to give every behind life as a man. We feel the older 9|4:00pm| student THE the opportunity AUG VETS to get a higher and lower economic status women of education regardless of their economic our film represent a hidden subclass. background.

A story about how ”coming out” means letting During his rehabilitation in a municipal swimThu, Aug 11, 7:30 PM Thu, Aug 11, 2:15 PM Aug 11, 7:30to PM learn how to cope go of what love is expected to be, in order to ming pool, aThu, man has AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre The Vets Cinemathéque The Jane Pickens Theatre & Event Center set yourself free. with his new body though he is not ready to accept it.


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Director: Marc Fouchard Producer: Devillers Matthieu, Dominique Faviez Cast: Hassam Ghancy

AUG 7|7:15pm| PAFF THEATER

AUG 8|4:00pm|THE VETS PENITENCE

The People Garden

Short Narrative Film

Feature Film

A small town in Northern France, Alex, a young skinhead, enters Malik’s grocery store.

Short Narrative Film

The Apache say it is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.

Starring veteran actress Marlyn Mason (Maggie) and newcomer Don Martone (Bobby), and written and directed by Carol Ritter Conley, PENITENCE examines the very thin line between love and hate.

When Sweetpea Jake arrives in Japan with the intention of breaking it off with her rockstar boyfriend, she finds a mystery awaiting her. Her boyfriend Jamie is missing. Last seen shooting a music video deep in a forest.

For centuries, Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley has been a crossroads for many distinct tribes. During times of drought, natural resources become scarce, escalating clashes between groups.

Wed, Aug 10, 7:00 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Sun, Aug 14, 4:30 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

Fri, Aug 12, 2:30 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Like Breathing

Documentary Short

Live Fast, Draw Yung

Australia|13mins|Drama

Director: Liz Cooper Producer: Julia Kelly Cast: Airlie Dodds, Patrick Thompson, Tess Haubrich Perdition County

Director: Anthony Mathile, Stacey Lee Cast: Cam’ Ron, Kool Keith, Skip Class, Yung Lenox Pharmaceutikillme

Short Narrative Film

AUG 7|8:30pm|BELL ST. CHAPEL

Comedy/Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Short Narrative Film/Youth/Teen

AUG 5|9:00pm| AS220

Sexual harassment is a growing An atmospheric story focusing on a foot problem in Egypt, especially in Cairo. soldier, named Desmond, who defects Max feels like she of will neverandbe able to from findhisthe The story of rap’s Through a series interviews band of scalp-collecting socialto experiments, The People's Girls pilgrims. an odyssey to courage voice want she really wants but He sets out on artist. takes a closer look at who is to blame, freedom, throughout the endless then she meets Bel. as well as how women are fighting. landscapes of a fictional county. Wed, Aug 10, 6:00 PM Jamestown Arts Center

Living With Coyote Phil's Camino Documentary Short

Fri, Aug 12, 9:00 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

USA|8mins|Doc Director: Priya Shelly Cinematographer: photo op Shaka Brookes

Phil's Camino is the story of a man with stage 4 cancer who dreams of walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500 mile long spiritual pilgrimage THEATER in Spain. 6|5:15pm|PAFF Getting chemo treatments every two weeks, he is unable to travel overseas.

USA|16mins|Doc

In a world where emotions are

regulated by over-medication, a most prolific (seven-year-old) disillusioned teenager stops taking her pills.

Sat, Aug 13, 6:00 PM Second Stage Studio

Look At Us Now, Mother!

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

USA|84mins|Family

Director: Gayle Kirschenbaum Pickle Producer: Kirsten LarDocumentary Short vick, Melissa Jo Peltier

A lonely Brookyln photographer gets Let us reflect on the brief existence of the courage to come out from behind Pickle the fish. Although he could not his camera to capture his crush, but it swim, he was lovingly cared for by a turns out there is moreAUG to the picture couple that kept him propped up in a 6|4:30pm|MCCORMACK THEATER than meets the eye. sponge. Along with an obese chicken, a cat with a heart condition.

Living with Coyote explores the relationship With raw honesty comes Gayle KirschenThu, Aug 11, 2:45 PM wild through urbanThu, Aug 11, 3:00 PM baum’s personal story Sat, Augof 13,pain, 4:45 PM survival and between man and and Providence Chamber of Commerce AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM rural landscapes of the west, and the people being born into the wrong family. Theatre who choose to be actively involved in the hunt for co-existence.

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The People's Girls

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People of the Delta


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A Love Worth Giving

Director: Luca Zuberbühler Cinematographer: Rajko Jazbec Cast: Aaron Hitz Lucas Zibulski

AUG 8|4:45pm| METCALF

U.K|24mins|Doc

Director: James Newton

AUG 7|4:45pm| METCAL

Portal to Hell!!!

Portrait of a wind-up maker

Present

life is a little peace and quiet, to put his feet up, and enjoy a good book. It's a simple need that Jack will have to pay the ultimate price to gain.

up a new life there as a wind-up toy maker. He creates small pieces of art from recycle items.

to balance her responsibilities as a carer and a mother, whilst dealing with her own fear of developing the genetic disease.

Fri, Aug 12, 9:00 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

Thu, Aug 11, 12:15 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Tue, Aug 09, 7:00 PM

Short Narrative Film alone: Whenever Lothar Animation/Short Narrative Film A second-generation Opening Night/Short Narrative Film Forced to be sneezes, Cuban-American travels nearby objects explode. To protect the world to Cuba for the first time to reconnect with his Portal to Hell!!! is the tale of Jack, a Chema is an expat architect from Spain her sister slowly succumbing to he locks himself into a subterranean home, past, but onlyWith alienates himself further. gruff superintendent whose only want in who lives in Amsterdam. He has built early-onset Alzheimer’s, Beth struggles isolated from the outer world.

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The Loyalist

S. Korea/USA|19mins|Fic Director: Minji Kang Producer: Alex R Ma Cast: Brittany Connors, Brooke Robbins Problem Play

Prison Dogs

Documentary Feature

LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film

AUG 7|5:15pm|PAFF THEATER

Luchadora

The Vets

USA/Mexico|12mins|Doc Director: River Finlay Producer: Laura Franco-Velasco

A Proud Woman

Developing Nations/Drama/LGBTQ/Short Narrative Film/Women

AUG 7|4:00pm|THE VETS

A story of love, loss, and redemption, A young actress playing the role of Mei, a transgender caretaker in Prison Dogs focuses on the impact of a Viola in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Singapore, is forced to fight for-her Aunique North general checks inbegins on his follows Luna Mágica anjobaging dogKorean training program that gives to question her identityLuchadora as she is when Xue Mei, the daughter of the two of the most marginalized consumed by the role. daughter at a Swiss boarding school to test her professional Lucha Libre Wrestling star who woman she works for, threatens to fire populations in our society - prison loyalty to her motherland. dreams of becoming World Wrestling Chamher. inmates and veterans.

pion while struggling to make ends meet as a

Thu, Aug 11, 2:45 PM Providence Chamber of Commerce Theatre

Madam Black

Wed, Aug 10, 7:30 PM single mom. Wed, Aug 10, 4:30 PM AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre The Vets Cinemathéque

New Zealand|11mins|Comedy

PURE

African American/Short Narrative Film/Thriller

A wealthy couple pays top dollar for "peace of mind," but what looks like happiness may soon becomeVETS an AUG 6|6:30pm|THE eternal hell.

Director: Ivan Barge Cinematographer: Pushing Andrew Stroud Dead Drama/Feature Film Cast: Jethro Skinner

Madina’s Dream

USA|82mins|War

Director: Andrew Berends The Quantified Self Editor: Ash Jenkins Drama/Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Short Narrative Film

When a struggling writer, HIV positive When well-meaning parents turn the for 20+ years, accidentally deposits a self-tracking into a family religion, the $100 birthday check, he is dropped consequences fall outside the from his health plan for earning too AUG 6|5:15pm|PAFF quantifiable. THEATER much. In this new era of sort-of universal care, can he take this on?

On the way home from a job for his glamour An unflinching and poetic glimpse into a forWed, Aug 10, 12:15 PM Thu, Aug 11, 6:45 PM Sat, Aug 13, 3:30 PM Aurora portrait company ‘Hotbods’, Marcus, runs over gotten war, Madina’s Dream tells the story of Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM The Vets Cinemathéque a cat. He discovers its young owner, Tilly and rebels and refugees fighting to survive in Suconsoles her. dan’s Nuba Mountains.


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Director: Marcin Gizycki, Peter O’NeillCast: Terry Borton

AUG 9|2:45pm|PAFF THEATER

Director: Fadi Hindash Producer: Marek Jancovic

AUG 7|4:00pm| THE VETS

The Quantified Self

The Rain Collector

John Fortson's "RATED"

quantifiable.

involved in science in Victorian England.

YELP-like rating floating above their head.

Sat, Aug 13, 2:30 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Fri, Aug 12, 3:30 PM

Drama/Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Short Narrative Comedy/Romance/Short Narrativea Film Comedy/Short Narrative Film The film documents the performances and hisOnce week, a group of migrant women in Film tory of The American Magic-Lantern Theater, a Amsterdam learn how to ride a bicycle. Inspirby true events, “The Rain to let go Maggie, wife and mother, must find troupe that recreates the 19th centuryInspired spectaing them of thea fear and get behind When well-meaning parents turn the Collector” is about the women who the courage to own up to her own cles ofself-tracking magic lantern This troupe is one the wheels is a Ghanaian community mother into a familyshows. religion, the confounded ideas of what was behavior when she wakes up to a world consequences fall outside the of three in the world. named appropriate or expected, and got Mama Agatha. where every adult has received a

Sat, Aug 13, 3:30 PM

Manislam

Aurora

Norway|60mins|History

Marina’s Ocean

Director: Nefise Özkal Lorentzen Producer: Jorgen Lorentzen

Director: Cassio Pereira dos Santos Producer: Heverton Lima Cast: Aline Videira, The Return of Erkin Andrade Amanda

REFUGE

Documentary Short

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AUG 8|4:30pm|MCCORMACK THEATER

Brazil|17mins|Family

Short Narrative Film

AUG 8|12:15pm|PAFF THEATER

Reborn' is a portrait of a dancer. Lauren A small team of filmmakers, Newly released from prison, a man Cuthbertson, principal dancer at the photographers, and storytellers traveled comes to his hometown in rural Ballet, reveals brutal realityof of manhood to Greece to document stories Kyrgyzstan with the hope of starts making a This filmRoyal examines thetheburdens Ahuman 15-year-old girl with special needs being a top ballerina and performs a from the Refugee Crisis. They wanted to amends. Of course, it's up to hisfirst within Islamic cultures. It brings us a new interpersonal journey to visit the sea for the mesmerising piece of original focus on individuals, exploring the neighbours to decide whether that's pretation of David vs. Goliath. time. choreography. simple, universal questions possible to be genuinely humane. Thu, Aug 11, 3:30 PM Providence Public Library

Maurice

Sat, Aug 13, 12:30 PM Providence Public Library

Canada|13mins|Drama

Meet the Hitlers

Director: Francois Jaros RHONNA & DONNA Ron Short Narrative Film Short Narrative Film Producer: Fanny-Laure Malo Cast: Rhonna and Donna are conjoined twin Alice Pascual, After years of separation, Danny Cousineau teenage sisters who are having Andree their reluctantly visits his father in a plush

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biggest fight to date. Donna is playing Juliet in their schools production of 5|7:00pm|MUSEUM OF isARTS 'Romeo and Juliet' while Rhonna not in the play, has no desire to be.

&

Fri, Aug 12, 2:15 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

USA|84mins|Comedy

Director: Matthew Ogens Runaway Producer: Bryn Mooser Drama/High School/Romance/Short Narrative Film Joshua Evan Greenberg

A young couple runs into the wilderness to hide from the issues and pressures nursing home. Ron tries to make things of daily life. In isolation, however, they right with his son but Danny struggles AUG 6|4:00pm|THE VETS CULTURE discover problems of much greater to forget the past. magnitude.

A feature documentary that examines the Everything would be fine. Maurice had Wed, made Sat, Aug 13, 2:30 PM Aug 10, 2:30 PM relationship between Fri, Aug 12, 6:00 PM Second Stage Studio names and identity by up his mind.Metcalf He had made a list: pick a date, Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM exploring the lives of people who are linked by announce his retirement, sell the car, see old the name ‘Hitler.’ friends, and empty the garage. Then, die with dignity.

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Reborn: Lauren Cuthbertson

Aurora


I am the future of the LGBT community. I’m gay. I’m 20 years old. I’m out to my parents. I love parties, the beach, and believe it or not, sports. I have a boyfriend, and we like to laugh at dumb online videos. But I also read the news. I care about the planet. I’m studying Engineering at college. I voted in the last election and I campaigned for marriage equality. Someday I might want to have kids. I am the future of the LGBT community. And I read about that future every day on my smart phone. Because that’s where I want it to be.

The person depicted here is a model. Their image is being used for illustrative purposes only.


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Meredith’s Medicine

Director: Lili Huang Producer: Holly Gilliam Jim Beach, Lindsey Jex

AUG 6|10:00am| METCALF

USA|4mins|Doc

Director: Andrew Burgess

AUG 8|2:45pm| PAFF THEATER

Sea Breeze

Short Narrative Film

Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World

SEED: The Untold Story

language, she takes care of him out of instinct before her self-consciousness.

pacific crossing from New Zealand to Patagonia, with a stop in Antarctica.

Goliath battle for our future.

Wed, Aug 10, 2:30 PM

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High school girl Meimei as adopted by an Meredith has always harbored a deep conDocumentary Feature American family from China when she was nection with her favorite ski resort, but after An incident brings a mid-aged SEED: The Untold Story reveals the little. After she meets a Chinese boy, Chris who with Taiwanese woman and a young Filipino harrowing andbreast hearteningcancer drama of in 1999, The vessel is Infinity, a 120 ftbeing hand builtdiagnosed moved from China, Meimei, struggling on her her relationship with the mountain entered a guy together. Although they can barely seeds. With 94% of our seed varieties sailing ketch, crewed by a community of communicate with each other in extinct, SEED reveals a David and wanderers. The journey, an 8,000 mile identity, changes her life. whole new level.

Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Jamestown Arts Center The Mill at Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Mi ne mozhem USA|14mins|Animation Russia|15mins|Animation Calders End zhit bez kosmosa

Director: Kevin McTurk Producer: Brian Ellis, Cindy Okumoto, John Cody Fasano

Director: Konstantin Bronzit Producer: Alexander Boyarsky

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Sense The Wind

Short Narrative Film

SHAME

Documentary Feature

African American/Drama/Short Narrative Film

AUG 6|9:15pm|PAFF THEATER

AUG 5|4:00pm|THE VETS Semele will do anything to spend some

The sea is bright, there's a steady wind Consequences, Sacrifice and time with her long absent father. A out of the SW, the race meeting is over school note becomes just two the excuse anddo a conga-line its remote redemption. In the village of Calder’s End stands an Two cosmonauts, friends, try to their of sailors makes for her to visit him at his workplace, way to the waterfront. A white cane old windmill, a repository of dark secrets. Nichbest their everyday training life taps to make whereinher presence highlights their along thetheir dock, an outstretched olas Grimshaw has returned to this haunted common dream a reality. But this hand story is notto grab a halyard... fragile relationship. struggles

only about the dream.

Wed, Aug 10, 4:30 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

Miriam Beerman Shared Rooms Feature Film/LGBTQ

SHARED ROOMS explores the meaning of home and family through three interrelated stories of gay men finding connections during the week AUG 9|2:30pm|METCALF between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

place, his childhood home, intent on breaking

Wed, Aug 10, 4:45 PM Thu, Aug 11, 9:00 PM a MUSEUM generations old family curse. Metcalf Auditorium, RISD The Vets Cinemathéque

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Monstre

Director: Jonathan Gruber The SHIVΩRING Cinematographer: Short Narrative Film Jeff Trussell Editor: David Grossbach Starring Armen Garo, (The Departed,

(RISD

Belgium|18mins|Family, Comedy Director: Delphine Girard Shoshannah's Skateboard Cinematographer: Short Narrative Film Alex Moyroud Cast: Emilie Lenoir, After seeing a flyer for a Youtube Alban Caprentiers

The Sopranos, Brotherhood, Vinyl, skating video, eighteen-year-old American Hustle) and Michael Grando Shoshannah sneaks out of her strict (The Johnny Carson Show), AUG "The 8|12:15pm|PAFF Orthodox community to meet aspiring MUSEUM) THEATER SHIVORING" is the story of a retired teen director, Aaron. Together they go police officer. on a day long film-making adventure.

A unique profile of a remarkable artist and her Early summer. Moving house. Between games Wed, Aug 10, 5:15 PM Thu, Aug 11, 7:00 PM Aug 14, 4:30 PM struggles in and out of the art world. in the gardenSun, and packing boxes, 11-year-old AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM The Vets Cinemathéque Adele decides to send a message to her future self in case she should forget all the different elements that make up her life.


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Director: James Rogan, Roger Graef Producer: Holly Gilliam Jim Beach, Lindsey Jex

AUG 5|7:00pm|METCALF

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Simon's Cat 'Off to the Vet'

Sing For Your Supper

vignettes, music, and sign language, the story of a relationship between Ben, a hearing man, and Aaron, who is deaf.

Simon's Cat has an instinctive feeling that a trip to the vet is imminent and the lengths he'll go to avoid it. For long-suffering Simon it becomes a battle of wits, and he is forced to try all.

currency is song, citizens must sing well in order to eat. Unfortunately, Glen (Bodhi Elfman) has just come down with a severe bout of laryngitis. After getting kicked out of yet another fine

Wed, Aug 10, 7:30 PM AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

Wed, Aug 10, 10:00 AM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Sat, Aug 13, 3:30 PM

Narrative Film Animation/Short Short Narrative Film This isLGBTQ/Short a uniquely intimate documentary about NarrativeAFilm pious Doctor is forced to deal with a family comedy’s original super group, capturing the matter while hiding under the bed of a most SIGN anticipated comedy. stranger. is a short filmcomeback that tells, through show in "Off to the Vet" is a story of how In a totalitarian world where the only

Mother’s Day

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The Mother

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AUG 6|9:00pm|THE VETS

USA|11mins|Fic Director: Paolo Monico Producer: Ella Nuortil Ella Nuortila Cast: Boris McGiver, Snake BiteMary Testa Adventure/Children/Family/Short Narrative Film/Thriller

AUG 7|5:15pm|PAFF THEATER

A sled brings together two boys from The Slippers pulls back the Wizards Out for backwoods adventure, four countries and cultures and the unbelievable story, and Whendifferent a tragic accident forces Jay tocurtain finally When a hardenedboys widow receives an unexfind their friendship tested when carries them through the winter woods cultural impact, of Dorothy's Ruby visit his mother Mary one offrom them mustSlippers find the pected given the to shed is bitten by achance snake. But which is of the Italian mountains, far away from The Wizard of Oz. visit, she isone more dangerous their parents' prejudices and Through strength and courage toisolation. say goodbye. Howfirstis hand accounts lightand on her husband’s death.- the notoriously fast-working venom of the Black Two children, one sled and a lasting archival interviews, The Slippers will it possible to let go of the unbreakable bond of Widowmaker, or the extreme measures

mother Sun,and Aug 14,son? 7:00 PMHow do you say goodbye? Fri, Aug 12, 2:45 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Moving On

Somebody Else Short Narrative Film

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Providence Chamber of Commerce Theatre

USA|11mins|Comedy

Mrs. K

Director: Mike Spear Producer: Ian Gelfand Jenna Zak, Some Mike Ivers, Freaks Robin Lord Taylor Drama/Feature Film/LGBTQ/Youth/Teen

A car valet pretends to be a golden boy to charm a beautiful socialite. They wander through Shanghai at night, their 5|6:30pm|THE VETS budding attraction threatened by his lies and her secret.

When one-eyed high school senior Matt falls meets 250 lb Jill, he falls more in love than he ever thought possible.

AUG

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South Korea|14mins|Horror Director: Dongneok Seo Producer: Hyungwoo Souls LGBTQ/Short Narrative Seo Film Cast: Sahee Kim, Woosuk Choi When Barrie goes to scatter his

husband’s ashes at their favourite mountain peak, he is confronted with 8|9:00pm|THE VETS the sight of a man about to jump to his death from the cliff edge.

This short film takes a look at what would hapMrs. K, a 9 months pregnant thirty-somepen if even breakups were contracted out. thing housewife,Wed, starts to5:15 suspect her Wed, Aug 10, 2:30 PM Fri, Aug 12, 7:00 PM Aug 10, PM Moving On is about what happens when you Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre wealthy husband of something sinister. find you need to move on and move out at exactly the same time.

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My Father’s Vietnam USA|79mins|War

Director: Bruce Smolanoff Producer: Caitlin Mae Burke Cast: Bob Bell, Brer Brian, Diane O’Debra

AUG 7|4:00pm| THE VETS Spark

The Spa

Director: Andrew Burgess

AUG 6|2:45pm| PAFF THEATER SPLIT TICKET

College/Fantasy/LGBTQ/Sci-Fi & Comedy/Drama/Short Narrative Film Short Narrative Film Mel misguidedly seeks validation and accepMy Father’s Vietnam began as a conversation Fantasy/Short Narrative Film/Women /Youth/Teen tance from a crew of misogynistic male comebetween Soren Sorensen and his father, who retiree Don no 1947, newly-minted congressmen dians and is determined to make When her mark as declares he enlisted in theIn U.S. Army in 1968 and served in longer wants the new spa he’s just and future presidents John F. Kennedy, Joannavigates is just a girl trying learn how to she theto late night, off the grid open Vietnam ordered, Ivan the deliveryman suspects in 1969 age and 29, and1970. Richard Nixon, age 34, cope with her feelings over her best there’s more to the story than Don is travel to Pennsylvania where they must mic scene. friend, her best friend's boyfriend, and

occasionally starting fires with her mind. Growing up is hard enough for your Sat, Aug 13, 6:00 PM Second Stage Studio

willing to admit.

make a fateful decision. A supernatural drama based on true events.

Wed, Aug 10, 6:45 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

Thu, Aug 11, 7:30 PM The Jane Pickens Theatre & Event Center

Myrna the Monster USA|14mins|Comedy

Nefertiti’s Daughters

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STUDlebrity

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AUG 6|7:00pm|MCCORMACK Today there seems to be a new Social Hong Kong, 2014, a young THEATER woman an interrogation and accused of killing Celebrity every time we go online. They visits her father in his flat. She has not wife, he must convince rookie have over 10,000 followers on Twitter seen him for a while. Her plan is to A his heart-broken alien dreamer from the moon Queen Nefertiti returns to join revolutionary detective Lara Cullen of his innocence. and when they post a carefully posed have lunch with him before the Occupy transitions into adult life in Los Angeles like any street artists on the front lines in the fight for When Lara pushes Arthur over the shirtless shot on Instagram they have Movement reaches a critical juncture... an army of followers. edge the truth comes out. other 20-something. women’s rights and freedom in Egypt today. more>

Sat, Aug 13, 3:30 PM

Nineteen Suspendu

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Aurora

Wed, Aug 10, 9:45 PM AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

Australia|10mins|Drama

No Strings

Director: Madeline Kelly Sustainable Producer: Bec Feature Documentary Speakman Cast: Benjamin There is no hiding from the facts - rising Matthews temperatures, drought, soil loss,

At dawn, in a great classical dance conservatory, a boy falls while rehearsing some movements. Something breaks in his foot, causing AUG 7|6:30pm|BELL ST. CHAPEL sharp pain.But it's exams day and the boy refuses to quit.

Wed, Aug 10, 2:30 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

U.K|15mins|Drama

Director: Eoin Maher Aaron Cini, Swimming IntoCast: Darkness Richard Hay Animation An orphaned astronaut goes on a journey to discover the true nature of the universe in this epic, evocative animated music video.

chemicals in our food, antibiotic resistance, declining bee populations, AUG 5|7:30pm|BELL obesity, diabetes, shorter life expectancy - America needs help.

ST. CHAPEL

Engaging and challenging, this story is about After Blake discovers that he is not a typiTue, Aug 09, 7:00 PM The Vets Wed, Aug 10, 2:45 PM Wed, Aug 10, 10:00 AM coping in the world when it’s not how you cal, invincible nineteen year old, his sister Providence Chamber of Commerce Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Theatre thought it would be - and about how somehelps him to experience something he has times you find comfort in someone when you always longed for, before it is too late. least expect it.


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Director: Phil Sheerin Producer: Jacob Thomas Cast: Barry Keoghan, Emer McCourt

AUG 6|9:15pm|PAFF THEATER

Director: Thibault Arbe Producer: Vincent Toujas, Giles Thibault

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Taking Flight

Talk to Me

"THE TALK" TRUE STORIES

inventor of the Radio Flyer wagon. In this fictional tribute to Pasin's legacy, what begins as a small boy's over-scheduled, over supervised,

Father confiscates his son's phone, only to answer a phone-call from a suicidal girl calling for help. Answering as his son, the father must delve deep within himself to find the answers.

There are things in life you never forget. One of them, like it or not, is 'The Talk'.Using a mix of hand drawn images, photographs, computer.

Wed, Aug 10, 10:00 AM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Fri, Aug 12, 6:00 PM Second Stage Studio

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& THE School/Short Narrative IsolatedAnimation/Short on a farmNarrative and Film fighting against Drama/Family/High his famAs tradition requires,ABOUT on his THE 25thBIRDS birthday, Tom Film/Youth/Teen BEES ily’s decision, Aaron struggles to be heard as must choose the girlDocumentary of his dreams, eyes shut, Short Taking Flight is a short film inspired by he watches his mother willingly die. by the sound of her voice alone. After a heated argument with his son, a the life and heritage of Antonio Pasin,

Oasis

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On The Edge

Russia|48mins|Drama Director: Anna Shishova Cinematographer: Dmitry Bogolyubov

Director: Carmen Jimenez

Tattoo You

Short Narrative Film

Tenderness

Short Narrative Film

Short Narrative Film

AUG 7|7:15pm|PAFF THEATER Set against the backdrop of

AUG 7|7:00pm|MCCORMACK **WINNER**INDUSTRY CHOICE Irka and Milosz areTHEATER a teenage couple Late-Nineties Belgrade, TATA tells the AWARD HONORABLE MENTION who lock themselves in a hotel room for story of Marko, a widower and single Dances With Films Film Festival a single night. It seems they have a After her husband dies, Nieves inherits his job as On a winter day in aperfectly Russian town in the Kostrofather, who is struggling to survive in **WINNER**NEXT GREAT prepared plan and there?s just the super decaying apartment complex in AWARD ma Oblast someoneonefinds an older man who the of posta war economic crisis. His main FILMMAKER Berkshire thought guiding them: our love is goalCity. is to secure daughter Azra. unique and everlasting. International New York But his the job becomes more diffi- Film Festival is freezing in a car. he character no one wants cult than she anticipated when she discovers a is taken inAurora by an Orthodox priest and tries to Fri, Aug 12, 3:30 PM Aurora Wed, Aug 10, 3:30 PM Thu, Aug 11, 9:00 PM young girl locked in one of the units. recover looked after by a nun. The Vets Cinemathéque

One Million Dubliners

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One Night in Hell

Director: Aoife Kelleher Tether They Watch Developing Nations/Short Narrative Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Short Narrative Producer: James Film/Women/Youth/Teen Mitchell, Paul Film/Thriller McGowan

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In a remote Mayan village, a tenacious young girl's dream of education is in peril when an unwanted pregnancy 9|5:15pm|PAFF endangers her sister'sTHEATER life.

U.K|7mins|Horror

Director: James Hall, Jason Jameson THE TIGER Short Narrative Film Producer: Brian May, Denis Pellerin, Jim Beach In his first short film, entitled El Tigre.

In an alternate future, an idealistic teen Which he directed and shot in fights to expose the secrets of a corrupt Dominican Republic. John Urbano tells regime, unaware that someone is one of the many stories that legendary VETSworld champion Panamanian always watching. AUG 8|9:00pm|THE two-time boxer Ismael Laguna shared with him.

Glasnevin Cemetery is the final resting place of Two children discover a hidden antique Wed, Aug 10, 9:00 PM Wed, Aug 10, 5:30 PM Aurora Sun, Aug 14, 6:45 PM 1.5 million souls; it isThe Ireland’s national necropThe Vets Cinemathéque Vets Cinemathéque shop in Paris and meet two shopkeepers, olis. One Million Dubliners reveals the often unwho tell them an amazing story of music, spoken stories of ritual, loss, love, redemption, bravery and love though Diableries cards emotion, history - and the business of death.

inserted into a magic stereoscope.

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Director: Sivan Ben Ari Producer: Naama Pyritz Editor: Avishay John

AUG 7|6:30pm| BELL ST. CHAPEL To Build a Fire

Animation/Short Narrative Film

TOILETS

Director: Henry Chaisson, Clayton Turnage Producer: Mike Makowsky, Henry Chaisson

AUG 7|7:15pm| PAFF THEATER

Animation/Opening Night/Short Narrative Film a brother between My Father’s

Town vs Gown Short Narrative Film

An exceptional relationship Vietnam began as a conversation and a sister who have decided to bring a child between Soren Sorensen and his father, who To celebrate Jack London's 100th death Danny Payne, an Army veteran returns into the world, with the brothers partner, and Lea is a chubby old lady with a large enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in anniversary, director Fx Goby adapted to his old boxing in club1968 in Cambridge, pair of glasses perched on her nose. his famous 'To Buildas a Fire', into all under England to take part in the annual raise him novel, together a trio, one roof. Vietnam in 1969 and 1970. She has worked in the same public an animated short film. It tells the terrible and tragic tale of a trapper and his dog trying to survive in the wild.

toilets for many years. She loves her job with its tidiness and cleanliness, more than anything else.

Sat, Aug 13, 2:30 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Tue, Aug 09, 7:00 PM

The Orchestra Australia|15mins|Animation

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Outliving Emily

Director: Mikey Hill Producer: Melanie Brunt

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TRIGGER

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Yusuf, a Syrian refugee boy who lives in an exile at a remote Turkish border has to experience his newfound Intown, a world filled with beautiful power, at the cost of his innocence.

music, elderly Vernon always the wrong note. Thu, Aug 11, 2:30 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Over The Trouble With Girls Feature Film/Musical

contest against the famous University squad. However his wartime experiences have damaged him. Wed, Aug 10, 5:30 PM

USA|87mins|Drama Director: Eric Weber Producer: Josh Sugarman Cast: Alexis Bledel, Andre Braugher, The Trophy Thief Cara Buono Short Narrative Film

AUG 6|7:00pm|METCALF

KEVIN is a shy young man who, after Ben is a young soccer player who being rejected by his family, battles the believes that winning his team?s MVP thoughts in his head12 while trophy will solve his family problems. andwarring harmonious very different actors portray the tumultuous coming dangerously close to ending his mother has recently separated from seems to strike marriage of a His single married couple, Tim and own life. But when an unsuspecting her long-term boyfriend Cam, and both Emily Hanratty,Ben over half friend shows up at his doorstep. and her are a stillcentury. living in grief. Sat, Aug 13, 2:30 PM Aug 10, 5:30 PM This is a specialWed, PREVIEW screening Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

U.K|14mins|Thriller Director: Jorn Threlfall Producer: Richard The Turtle Mott Short Narrative Film

n the 1920s, Walter (Elvis Presley) pitches the tents of his chautauqua in a small Iowa town. Managing his fractious troupe of entertainers, lecturers and AUG 7|5:15pm|PAFF THEATER self-avowed intellectuals is difficult enough.

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Paris on the Water

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Israel|29mins|Drama

Director: Hadas Ayalon Twelve Dollar Words Short Narrative Film Cast: Miriam Zohar, Ilan Dar

Leo, ten years old, is getting ready for After a failed proposal, Thomas and school by himself. The big apartment is Treasure argue about their inescapable empty when, like every morning, he relationship. slams the door and leaves home. AUG 8|4:00pm|THE VETS Bastien, Leo's big brother, is on his part still at an after-party.

‘Over’ appears to present a police crime Fri, Aug 12, 3:30 PM Thu, Aug 11, 3:30 PM scene. We watch story unfold Providence an Publicintriguing Library and head towards a dramatic conclusion.

Bathya is a former movie star who feels that her Sat, Aug 13, 6:00 PM Second Stage Studio life isAurora finally about to change. Something happens in the morning of an audition, that forces her reexamine her priorities in life.


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Paternity Leave

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Director: Richard Bohringer Producer: Peter Fischer Cast: Ishai Golan, Tali Scharon

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Two Worlds

Short Narrative Film

Director: Matt Riddlehoover Cast: Charlie David, Chris Salvatore, Jacob York

AUG6|4:45pm|METCALF

Uncle Gloria: One Helluva Ride!

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Hearing the rocket sirens, an Israeli family stops Greg finds out thatDocumentary he’s pregnant with his Feature/LGBTQ their car at the site of the road and ducks for partner Ken’s baby. Dumbstruck by the news, Jerry, sentimental about his fading twin In this inspiring family portrait, cover. The father realizes, that he has to find an their relationship takes twists and turns identity, reunites with his reluctant 12-year-old Laura is our guide through A new twist on transgender life,through Uncle brother Paul for a weekend of revelry at life with her deaf parents, which is Gloria is a darkly funny film full of explaining for this unusual event to his scared hardship and hilarity. the world's largest congregation of unusual, challenging and surprisingly drama and family fireworks about the son. twins. ordinary. macho owner of an auto wrecking company in Florida.

Wed, Aug 10, 3:30 PM

Aurora

Patient’s Rites

Wed, Aug 10, 4:45 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

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Perfect Piggies

USA|3mins|Animation Director: Sandra Boynton

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Unlikely Temptations

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After thirty nine days and nights wandering the desert, Jesus suffers the ungodly of the Devil's18 most Director Issa challenge Ibrahim spent years bizarre and tantalizing temptations.

Verbatim: The Ferguson Case Documentary Short

AUG 7|10:00am|METCALF

On June, 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire Verbatim: The Ferguson Case to a gay bar in New Orleans called the dramatizes and juxtaposes the grand Five harmonizing pigs sing a lively ‘awitnesses cappella’ Stairs Lounge. For 43 years, it was jury transcripts of two key in as aUppathe largest gay massswing murder insong U.S. about their the shooting of the unarmed black own perfect selves. tient in an insane asylum. Since his release in History. Despite the staggering teenager Michael Brown by a police 2009, Ibrahim has used the arts as a tool of significance, little is known... historical officer in Ferguson, MO.

transformation and healing to create a diaFri, Aug 12, 2:15 PM 11, 5:15 PM logue about the mental health system.Thu, Aug The Vets Cinemathéque AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre

Picnic Victoria

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Fri, Aug 12, 12:15 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Pink Boy

Director: Jure Pavlovic Cast: Aleksandar Victor XX Seksan, Emir LGBTQ/Short Music Narrative Film

U.K|15mins|Doc, LGBT Director: Eric Rockey Video

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Surprise! It's Victoria's birthday. To Victor likes to experiment with his A woman's racist remark is captured on celebrate, her brother is offering her a gender. He doesn't know if he feels like video by two teenage black girls. game of paintball! Victoria's lost in the a boy or a girl. He lives in a small middle of the uniforms, the orders and THEATER seaside village in Almeria, his AUGwith 5|7:30pm|BELL ST. CHAPEL 7|7:00pm|MCCORMACK the guns. Her brother, the team's mother Mari Angeles and his girlfriend captain, doesn't take care of her. Rahma.

“Pink Boy” is an intimate, documentaSarajevo, rush hour. Emir (15), accompanied by Aug 13, 2:30 PM Thu, Aug 11, 2:15 PM Fri, Aug 12, 2:30 PM a socialSat,worker is on his way to meet his father ry about a gender non-conforming boy Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM The Vets Cinemathéque Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM for a weekend picnic at Igman, a semi-open growing up in a conservative area of rural penitentiary. Due to the heavy traffic they are Florida. late...

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Director: Tatyana Beloy Producer: Jasper Moeeyaert Cast: Ludo Hoogmartens

AUG 8|12:15pm|PAFF THEATER Violet Animation/Short Narrative Film

The Violin Teacher

Director: Noah DeBonis Producer: Lissette Vilarchao Cast: Keana Marie, Peter Haig

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A portrait of a young girl living with her stepfather in a state of omerta. "Violet" is the dark, cautionary tale of a young girl who despises her reflection. Tired of the abuse, Violet's reflection decides she's not going to take it anymore.

14 year old Harley is trying to save her families broke down bed and breakfast in the swamp While an installer of CCTV is observing Follows a mother-daughter relationship and controlling a residential town country of florida. When a gruff guest with a looking at issues with identity and secretly, suddenly he sees that a boy is mysterious background arrives she towonders if eventually turning into a journey of disturbing his girlfriend. He wants self-discovery and redemption. revenge.changed. Since he knew some secrets her fortunes have

Wed, Aug 10, 10:00 AM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

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Providence

of the boy's life, malice is afoot.

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Thu, Aug 11, 2:30 PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Raise the ToyGantic

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Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho

The wall

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USA|27mins|Comedy Director: Gail Lerner Cast: Addison Groff, Brian Lohmann

Watani: My Homeland Documentary Short

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Hong-Kong. A multitude of high-rise Three years in the making, 'Watani: My AUG 8|7:15pm|PAFF THEATER concrete buildings without personality. Homeland' tells the story of one Syrian Before his bizarre death at the hands of Inside, close studios where live family. They live with on the front line in a chiropractor, Robbie Basho was sure On eve of her future sister-in-laws wedding, This until Ken Burns-meets-Waiting anonymous folded on themselves, war-torn Aleppo until the For father,Guffman-style Abu Ali, thatthe his compositions would not outlast bachelor, decided tocomic hang a mockumentary is captured by ISIS. Mum, the Hala, and Orphaned during infancy and husbandsCHUNG, a him. woman returns to her boyhood follows history of picture on the wall. her four children are forced to flee Syria. claiming to be the reincarnation...

home. They question love, marriage and why the ToyGantic, an ominously named toy luxury there noPMall night drugs stores Fri, in Aug ProviFri, Augare 12, 5:15 12, 2:30 PM Sat, Aug 12:30 PM ocean-liner built in 13, 1962. AS220 95 Empire Black Box Theatre Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM Providence Public Library dence.

The Red House WATER!

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USA|18mins|Drama Director: Jiaqi Lin Waterbaby Producer: Larry Kaster Short Narrative Film Cast: Felix Fang, Leann Lei

WATER!

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Rest Stop

U.K|11mins|Comedy

Director: Kate Herron WELCOME MR. HESTON Producer: Genia SoDocumentary Feature/History

phie Krassnig Cast: Abigail BlackMore than fifty years ago, Torrelobatรณn more, Andrew Bridge

11-year old Melvin Fernandes keeps as far as possible from water. That, is an became in a big Hollywood movie set. almost impossible task, considering he lives in a quaint little coastal town in Goa. Water is a recurring motif in his 4|7:00pm|THE VETS AUG THEATER world.

Fri, Aug 12, 2:30 PM Aug 11, 3:30 Set in 1915 rural China, The RedThu, House is PM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM the story of a 25 year old prostitute, Fangfang, and her struggle to save enough of her earnings to buy back her contract and her freedom.

Aurora Wed, Aug 10, 3:30 PM Everything changes one night for Meredith, a Providence Public Library young backpacker desperate to find meaning in her life, when she meets a mysterious stranger in a dingy British service station...claiming to know her.


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AUG VETS What Happens In Your5|6:30pm|THE Brain What Makes Dave Run if You See a German Word Documentary Short/Romance/Women Like...? A short documentary that chronicles one solWith pen and paper a quiet, a retiring man Animation/Comedy/Short Narrative Film/Youth/Teen

College

dier’s journey back from the brink of suicide. The real life story of a normal, MonsterAmerican family.

reaches out to his one true love. But writing Dave James started running ten years the ago and hasn't He is one of perfect love letter is only halfstopped. the battle.

A trip into the world of an extremely long german word.

the top ultra-marathoners in the world. He says he likes the endorphin high, the process of turning his body into a machine; it takes his mind off things.

Thu, Aug 11, 2:45 PM Providence Chamber of Commerce Theatre

Thu, Aug 11, 3:30 PM Providence Public Library

Director: Julia Lerman, Roja Gashtili Producer: Roja Gashtili, Deanna Barillari, Cory Wood Windshield: A Vanished When Monsters Were Real Vision Short Narrative Film

Director: Paul Frankl Producer: Akua Obeng-Frimpong Cast: Angel Harris, Caroline Partridge, Woman Outside Dan Short Narrative Film Connolly

Wed, Aug 10, 10:00 AM Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM

Rita Mahtoubian is USA|8mins|Comedy, Rom Not A Terrorist

Roxanne

U.K|14mins|Drama

AUG 8|2:00pm|THE VETS It is said that long, long ago, the wild

AUG 6|6:30|BELL ST. CHAPEL The indifferent streets of downtown Los children were bestowed the gift of Angeles serve as backdrop for a tale of In the mid-1930's an idealistic patron of eternal youth. But one day, one of them a mentally unstable homeless woman, architecture boldly embraces When Iranian-born Rita Mahtoubian sets out to Roxanne is a cold and isolated transgender sex started growing up and according to who each day takes up a bench in modernism and sets out to change change hergrew life so from worker who takes inGrand Lily,Park anto11 yearher old girl who legend, muchordinary he turned intoto a extraordinary continue incoherent society by commissioning Richard diatribe with City Hall across the street. monster. Neutra's first East Coast building. she accidentally captures the attention of a has been abandoned by her mother, when homeland security agent. Thu, Aug 11, 7:00 PM

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she sees the girl in danger. Bringing the girl into Wed, Aug 10, 4:30 PM Roxanne’s lifeThe into Vets disarray. Cinemathéque

Thu, Aug 11, 12:15 PM herRISD home throws Metcalf Auditorium, MUSEUM

Run Free: USA,Mexico|92mins|Bio Caballo Blanco Director: Sterling Noren The Wrong End of the Stick Year By The Sea Animation/Comedy/Romance/ShortProducer: Maria Feature Film Narrative Film Walton

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Malcolm Fetcher is a neurotic, middle-aged teacher lost in a dull marriage with his wife of twenty years, 7|1:00pm|PROV. LIBRARY Beverly. As he faces an all-consuming identity crisis, their marriage disintegrates.

Stutterer

U.K, Ireland|13mins|Drama Director: Benjamin A Year in Cleary Port Serena Documentary Producer: Feature Armitage

Hoping to reclaim who she was before With renowned wine importer Martine marriage and children, an empty nester Saunier as our guide, we journey into retreats to Cape Cod where she Portugal’s Douro Valley to explore the embarks upon a quest to set herself mystery and complexity of the world’s AUG 8|7:00pm|MCCORMACK THEATER free. oldest official wine appellation with four award-winning houses.

Greenwood speaks eloquently in his head The life Sat, of Aug American unning legend Micah True 13, 9:00 PM Sun, Aug 14, 4:45 PM Sat, Aug 13, 4:45 PM (Caballo Blanco) and hisCinemathéque quest to create anMetcalf Auditorium, butRISD hisMUSEUM interactions with the world are hamThe Vets Metcalf Auditorium, RISD MUSEUM ultra marathon in Mexico’s Copper Canyon pered by a cruel speech impediment, and to promote and preserve Tarahumara running now he must face his greatest fear. tradition.

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The Sad Snowman

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Director: Pierre Schantz Producer: Lisa Schantz

AUG 6|10:00am|METCALF You and me

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Zayar

Director: Ryan Hess Allan Manzi Producer: Alicia Bozzone, Pierce Kuchle

AUG 6|6:30pm|BELL ST. CHAPEL

Asian American/Developing Nations/Drama /Short Narrative Film/Youth/TeenA gay teen mountain,

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A snowman sits on the side of a is forced into conversion therapy watching skiers and snowboarders have fun. by his parents. Girl meets boy on a cold winter night. Originating in the Parisian suburbs, A story a Burmese refugee, Zayar, The to be a part of theofaction, She'ssnowman a single mom, longs and he becomes Parkour is a "kinetic" art form that finding his place in America. less charming than she thought he was involves jumping walls and other but it seems hopeless... after she invites him home. As things are getting out of hand, her young daughter wakes up, and roles become

Thu, Aug 11, 9:00 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

SandorKraut

obstacles in urban environments. It also evokes the feeling of weightlessness inherent to big cities but which is

Wed, Aug 10, 9:00 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

USA|12mins|Doc

Thu, Aug 11, 3:30 PM Providence Public Library

Scrabble

Switzerland|12mins|Thriller

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Director: Emily Lobsenz Producer: Ann Husaini

1 of 1

Director: Cristian Sulser

Zoya

Short Narrative Film

AUG 8|12:15pm|METCALF A wildlife conservationist searches for a

AUG 8|4:45pm|METCALF

India while tryingacclaimed reconnect with food writer and ferAcentral portrait of the his estranged daughter. mentation guru Sandor Katz whose renegade revival of ancient culinary rituals has transformed his relationship with life and death.

‘Scrabble’ addresses the secret desire to break out of the routine of a loveless relationship and illuminates with irony the depths of humanity behind a traditional facade - using a simple board game.

missing tiger deep in the jungles of

Fri, Aug 12, 2:15 PM The Vets Cinemathéque

Sea Child

U.K|15mins|Animation Director: Minha Kim Producer: Jacob Thomas

Sebastian and Them

U.K|8mins|Comedy Director: Benjamin Bee Cast: Dan Mersh

AUG 6|2:30pm|METCALF

AUG 6|9:15pm|PAFF THEATER

On the verge of becoming a woman Sora is woken by a nightmare and decides to follow a group of men into the city in the hope of finding her mom.

Based on true events. Sebastian has to leave his childhood friends behind. The only problem is they don’t want to leave him...

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USA|16mins|Drama

Setting them Australia|6mins|Comedy,LGBT Straight

Director: Iana Simeonov, Michael Winokur Producer: Emily Miller Cast: Alma Martinez, Arnoldo Bojorquez Jr.

Director: Kaleb McKenna Producer: Brett Dowson

You Focus On The Shot

AUG 7|2:30pm|METCALF

AUG 5|7:30pm|BELL ST. CHAPEL

Selling Rosario tells the story of a young girl growing up in a migrant labor camp and her parents’ risky plan to get her out of an unsafe, squalid environment.

Having been nurtured and accepted by his parents as a gay man, Joshua finds the courage to confess, that he’s actually not.

Seven Lovers

USA|108mins|Drama, Rom

She’s the Best Thing in It

Director: Keith Boynton Producer: Melisa Breiner-Sanders Cast: Erin Darke, Fran Kranz

USA|80mins|Bio Director: Ron Nyswaner Producer: Jeffrey Shwarz, Neda Armian

We’ll Focus On The Rest AUG 8|7:00pm|METCALF

AUG 9 |2:00pm|THE VETS

A young woman cycles through seven relationships. As she adapts all-too-seamlessly to the world of each new partner, she begins to ask herself the question: who am I when I’m not in love?

Mary Louise Wilson, age 79, teaches her first acting class to skeptical members of the YouTube generation, smashign their illusions.

Showboy

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Australia|16mins|Drama Director: Samuel Leighton-Dore

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U.K|14mins|Sci-Fi Director: Guy Davies, Matthew Leonhart Cast: Kristina Lao

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AUG 6|8:30pm|BELL ST. CHAPEL

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Set billions of years in the future, a warrior After the unexpected death of his mother, a wakes up to find herself close to death and young football player, Julian Maxwell, finds bound by chains to her prisoner. himself struggling to support his depressed, unemployed father while fightingRhode to keep safeFilm Fest 8.5 x 11” Panavision Island the secret he once shared with his mother.

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2015 FLICKERS’ FACT SHEET The FLICKERS’ RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifier for Oscar® in the Best Short, Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short categories. It is one of 10 Festivals in the United States accredited by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). It is also a qualifier for the Canadian Screen Awards (Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television). Only 6 festivals out of over 7,000 worldwide share these distinctions. Rhode Island welcomed record crowds in August for the 19th Annual Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF). 223 filmmakers, cast and crew from around the world came to exhibit their films, meet with distributors and compete for the Festival’s top prizes. The Opening Night Gala took place at the Providence Performing Arts Center in downtown Providence and launched Lexus Short Films with the latest state-of-the-art, 4K UHD Christie projection technology. FLICKERS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that supports and promotes the film arts in Rhode Island and throughout New England. Over the past two decades, its production, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, has screened 4,161 independent films and videos out of 48,648 entries, presented 978 World/North American premieres, featured over 800 entries that were locally produced, and hosted 3,581 filmmakers and crew. Since its inception, over 400,000 film lovers have enjoyed the Rhode Island International Film Festival and its programming.

FLICKERS BY THE NUMBERS: • 1 New England’s largest Film Festival. • 1, 3 and only: New England’s sole Academy Award® Qualifying Festival in three categories: narrative, animation & documentary short. • 9 Wins and 46 Oscar® nominations since 1997 for RIIFF premieres. • 1 of 10 BAFTA®-qualifying Festivals in the United States. • 1 of 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, Moviemaker Magazine. • 40,463 attendees at FLICKERS/RIIFF 2015 year-round events. • 3,890 tickets donated to support community non-profits year-round. • 223 filmmakers and celebrities registered at the Festival. • 66 countries represented in competition at the Festival. • 431 Screenplay Entrants. • 5,713 films entered in competition to the Festival up from 5,431 in 2014. • 73 World/United States/North American Premieres presented during the main Festival. • 7,216,231million hits on the RIIFF website throughout the year with 87,583 Festival Week Daily Hits Average. • $27,850 (in US dollars) value of scholarship and programming donations to area non-profits, colleges and universities. • $22,000 grant awarded by the Champlin Foundations for the KidsEye Discovery Lab, a multimedia editing portal. • 19 international internships representing France, Mexico, Vietnam and the United States. • 43,253 impressions; 3,704 reads for Annual Online Program Guide during run of Festival. • 10/30 – One of the Top Ten Summer Events in the United States, (United States Department of State); One of the Top 25 Tourism Events in Rhode Island, (Providence Business News Book of Lists, #20). • 53 education programs and special events presented by RIIFF throughout the year; including the Red Carpet Experience: Providence, Future Filmmaking: Digital Documentary Bridging Cultures, HP Lovecraft Walking Tour, & RI Film Forum. • 51 venues throughout Rhode Island where films were screened and festival events took place year round. • 13 artistic partnerships established: Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, the Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, the Magnolia Film Festival, Unifrance, INSAS (Belgium), ICG: Emerging Cinematographer Award Showcase, SpiraFilms (Québec), the Woods Hole Film Festival, the Tupelo Film Festival, Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival, Jamestown Arts Center, Short Shorts Festival & Asia and the North Country Film Festival.

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