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Saturday, August 8 • 7:15pm - 9:15pm
"Angel of Nanjing" | "Raise The ToyGantic"

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Angel of Nanjing | Directed by Jordan Horowitz and Frank L. Ferendo | 1 hour and 10 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2014.

The Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing is one of the most famous bridges in China. It is also the most popular place in the world to commit suicide. For the past 11 years Chen Si has been patrolling this bridge, looking to provide aid for those who've gone there to end their lives. Incredibly, he has saved over 300 people since he began - nearly one every two weeks.

Raise The ToyGantic | Directed by Gail Lerner | 27 min. Short Fiction | USA, 2015. East Coast Premiere. 

This Ken Burns-meets-Waiting For Guffman-style comic mockumentary follows the history of the ToyGantic, an ominously named toy luxury ocean-liner built in 1962. When a present-day picnicker finds a shipwreck of a ToyGantic on the bottom of a Kansas lake, he launches a cross-country quest to find the quixotic toymaker who crafted the toy, the perverse company that released it, the kids who once owned it, and what has since become of the lives of everyone involved with the doomed toy. Weaving together fact and fiction, Raise the ToyGantic spans eighty years of memory, family, and the pursuit of the American dream.



Saturday August 8, 2015 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Paff Theatre at URI URI Continuing Ed, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903

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