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Wednesday, August 5
 

4:30pm EDT

"Flory's Flame" | "Belonging"

Flory's Flame
 | Directed by Curt Fissel | 58 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2014.

Flory's Flame
weaves the life story of 90-year old U.S. National Heritage Fellow musician Flory Jagoda with her September 2013 Celebration Concert at the US Library of Congress. The combined personal and musical overviews initially transport the viewer to the roots of Spanish Jewish life before the Inquisition, often considered the golden age for this community. The documentary's path continues in the former Yugoslavia, where the traditions were preserved by Flory's musical family for centuries after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492. The story culminates in the U.S., Flory's home since the end of World War II, where she has brought her heritage to international audiences through her highly acclaimed musical compositions and performances.

SCREENS WITH: 

Belonging | Directed by Laura Seixas | 18 min. Short | UK, Portugal 2014. World premiere

Amelia, a young girl, who struggles to communicate with her mother after the death of her father, is sent to the portuguese provincial town of Elvas. There she meets Thomas, an Austrian boy who is being fostered by her Aunt and Uncle while they find his parents from whom he was separated during the war. After a rocky start, they teach each other the true meaning of friendship and communication.

 


Wednesday August 5, 2015 4:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
McCormack Family Theater - Brown University 70 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02912

4:45pm EDT

Unbranded
Unbranded | Directed by Phillip Barribeau | 1 hour and 45 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2015.
Four young men take an unprecedented journey on adopted mustangs from the Mexican to the Canadian border through the backcountry of deserts and mountains. Their goal: to prove the worth of the iconic horses that are the subject of often bitter controversy. As they cover the 3000 miles of often unforgiving landscapes, the riders succumb to the contradictory tensions of camaraderie and rivalry. Filmed almost exclusively by first-time feature director Phillip Baribeau, who was with the riders every mile of the way. As with so many Western films, Unbranded's story is a metaphor for the decisive actions needed to preserve wild places and their animals and personal and political conflicts that threaten these national treasures.


Wednesday August 5, 2015 4:45pm - 6:30pm EDT
Metcalf Auditorium - RISD Museum Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

7:00pm EDT

"Art House" | "Big Boy"
Big Boy | Directed by Bryan Campbell | 5 min. Drama | USA, 2015. New England premiere. 
Nine-year-old Dustin has never been allowed to use a public bathroom on his own. Now, in the middle of the night, at what appears to be a deserted highway rest stop, his parents permit him to go in alone where he encounters unforeseen dangers that take surprising and hilarious turns. 

Art House | Directed by Don Freeman | 1 hour and 28 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2015. New England premiere. 
Some artists don't just create masterpieces, they live in them. A love song in film to the places art lives.

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. 


Wednesday August 5, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Jamestown Arts Center 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, RI 02835

7:00pm EDT

"Monty Python: The Meaning of Live" | "I Thought I Told You to Shut Up!"
Limited Capacity seats available

Monty Python: The Meaning of Live | Directed by James Rogan and Roger Graef | 1 hour and 32 min. Feature Documentary | UK/United Arab Emirates, 2014.

This is a uniquely intimate documentary about comedy’s original super group, capturing the most anticipated comeback show in comedy. It follows the stars of Monty Python as they reunite for a final time to stage a marathon ten shows of Monty Python Live (mostly) – One Down Five to Go at The O2, London in July 2014.

SCREENING WITH:

I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!!
| Directed by Charlie Tyrell | 13 min. | Canada/USA, 2015.
When cartoonist David Boswell debuted Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman in the 1970s, the no-holds-barred countercultural icon seemed destined for stardom. That is, until everything sputtered awry. This buoyant tribute to the love of cartooning is a heartfelt reminder that true success needn’t hinge on a Hollywood ending.

FAQs
Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes please.
What is the refund policy? No Refunds.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? Yes.


Wednesday August 5, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Metcalf Auditorium - RISD Museum Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

7:00pm EDT

"Write Down, I Am An Arab" | "I Am Sami"
Limited Capacity seats available

Write Down, I Am An Arab | Directed by Ibtisam Mara'ana Menuhin | 1 hour and 13 min. Feature Documentary | Israel/Palestinian Territories, 2014. East Coast premiere. 

A story about Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. His writing shaped Palestinian identity and helped galvanize generations of Palestinians to their cause. Born in the Galilee, Darwish’s family fled during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and returned a few years later to a ruined homeland. These early experiences would provide the foundation for a writing career that would come to define an entire nation.

Screens After: 

I am Sami
| Directed by Kae Bahar | 15 min. Short | UK, Kuridstan, 2014. 

Living in a war zone, 10 year old Sami is forced to take decisions beyond his understanding; decisions that could deprive him of his childhood and change his life forever.
 


Wednesday August 5, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
McCormack Family Theater - Brown University 70 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02912

7:00pm EDT

"Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the American Drive-In Movie" | "Best Man Wins"
Limited Capacity seats available

Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the American Drive-in Movie | Directed by April Wright | 1 hour and 35 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2013.

Once a vibrant part of American culture, drive-ins reached their peak in the late 50s with almost 5,000 dotting the nation. Although drive-ins are experiencing a resurgence, today less than 400 remain. In a nation that loves cars and movies, why haven't they survived?

SCREENS AFTER 

Best Man Wins | Directed by Stephane Dumonceau | 20 min. | USA, 2014. New England premiere. 

When a celebrated New York chef discovers an affair between his super-model wife and his best man-- the owner of France's finest vineyard, he devises a plan to deal with each of them. 


Wednesday August 5, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
The Odeum 59 Main Street, East Greeenwich, RI 02818

7:30pm EDT

Vanishing Sail
Limited Capacity seats available

Vanishing Sail | Directed by Alexis Andrews | 1 hour and 28 min. Feature Documentary | Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, St. Vincent and Grenadines, 2015. 

Alwyn Enoe is one of the last boatbuilders practicing a trade passed down the generations from the original Scottish settlers that arrived in the 19th century. He is approaching his 70s and with no more orders coming in, he decides to build one last sailing sloop with the hope that his sons will continue the trade."

This program is sponsored in collaboration with the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University as part of the “Story in the Public Square” program. Story in the Public Square is a year-round initiative to study and celebrate public storytelling and how those stories affect the public debate.


Wednesday August 5, 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Jane Pickens Theater 49 Touro St, Newport, RI 02840

9:00pm EDT

"Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents" | "Live Fast, Draw Yung"
Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents | Directed by Don Hardy| 1 hour and 32 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2014.
Theory of Obscurity tells the story of the renegade sound and video collective known as The Residents…a story that spans 40 years and is clouded in mystery. Many details surrounding the group are secret, including the identities of its members.

SCREENS WITH:

Live Fast, Draw Yung | Directed by Anthony Mathile, Stacey Lee | 16 min. | USA, 2014.
The story of rap's most prolific (seven-year-old) artist. 



Wednesday August 5, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
AS220 Black Box Theater 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903
 
Thursday, August 6
 

12:15pm EDT

"Joan's Boys" | "In Ben's Footsteps"
Joan's Boys | Directed by Catherine van Campen | 1 hour. Feature Documentary | Netherlands, 2013.

Joan is a committed, warm-hearted social worker and psychotherapist who works with derailed teenagers. In this documentary we see her efforts to help two of these kids -15 year old twins Alaa and Adil from a Moroccan family- to get back on track. The twins drop out from school, play violent video games all day and fight among each other about who can hold the PlayStation controller. In the midst of the heat they accidentally hit their mother, who goes knock-out on the floor. The boys are placed in custody. Can Joan save her boys by playing on their conscience? Or is her 'soft' approach deemed to fail? And what about Joan herself? Does her work with these kids replace her own unfulfilled child-wish?

SCREENS WITH:

In Ben's Footsteps | Directed by Noam Oz-Setter | 55 min. Israel, 2014. US premiere. 

On August 9th 2006 a platoon of Israeli paratroopers operating in Dabel Miri, a Lebanese village, was hit by a Cornet missile fired by Hezbollah. Nine soldiers were killed. Ben Sela was one of them. He planned to devour the world but managed only a small taste. One of the formative journeys in his short life was to Mongolia, a year before the war in Lebanon. Ben and Avsha, riding horses, crossed the challenging Mongolian wilderness. Six years after his death his parents, joined by Avsha, are planning to follow his journey. They will go to the end of the world to get closer, as much as possible, to their beautiful child that is no longer with them. 


Thursday August 6, 2015 12:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Metcalf Auditorium - RISD Museum Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

1:00pm EDT

Stink!
Stink! | Directed by Jon J. Whelan | 1 hour and 34 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2015.

'Stink!' is a first-person story about one father's absurd journey to find out what kinds of chemicals are hidden in a pair of his kid's pajamas - and why no one will tell him what they are.


FREE SCREENING - Open to the Public.


Thursday August 6, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Providence Public Library 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903

2:45pm EDT

My Father's Vietnam | Amaryllis
World premiere screenings of two locally produced films.

My Father's Vietnam
| Directed by Soren Sorensen | 79 min. | USA 2015. World Premiere.

A personal film about a public subject, My Father’s Vietnam began as a conversation between filmmaker Soren Sorensen and his father, who enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1968 and served in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970. The dialogue with the father inspired the son to locate, contact, and shoot interviews with family members of two of the men his father served with who were killed in Vietnam in 1970. Featuring never-before-seen photographs and 8mm footage of the era, the film sheds new light on a disturbing chapter of American history that continues to deeply impact those who lived through it.  

SCREENS AFTER:

Amaryllis | Directed by Neal Mercier | 12 min. | USA, 2015. World premiere. 

A reclusive girl searches for her long-lost brother only to discover that she is the one who needs finding.

 

Thursday August 6, 2015 2:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Paff Theatre at URI URI Continuing Ed, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903

4:00pm EDT

"Meet The Hitlers" | "Blitz"
Meet The Hitlers| Directed by Matt Ogens | 1 hour and 24 min. Feature Documentary| USA, 2014.

A feature documentary that examines the relationship between names and identity by exploring the lives of people who are linked by the name 'Hitler.' The film raises important questions about the meaning of names, and explores complex issues like immigration, racism, and tolerance.

SCREENS WITH:

Blitz 
| Directed by Faraday Okoro  | 9 min. | USA, 2015.

A father and son agree to a 'winner take all' blitz chess game in order to settle a bet.


 



Thursday August 6, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
The Vets - 6th Floor Ballroom One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

4:30pm EDT

"Look At Us Now, Mother!" | "The Train"
Limited Capacity seats available


Look At Us Now, Mother!
 | Directed by Gayle Kirschenbaum | 1 hour and 24 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2015.

With raw honesty comes Gayle Kirschenbaum’s personal story of pain, survival and being born into the wrong family. Equal parts humor and pathos, Gayle invites the viewer on an odyssey of discovery with no bump in the road edited out. She and her mother uncover family secrets and recover from unexpected losses that shift the dynamics of their complex relationship. Using 8mm home movies, vintage photographs, and even Gayle’s childhood drawings and diaries, the family history is thrown into sharp relief.

Screens after:

The Train | Directed by Asher Grodman | 9:30 min. Short | USA. 2015. World premiere. 

A meeting with a Holocaust survivor (Eli Wallach in his final performance), teaches a preoccupied young man how life can change in a moment. Inspired by a true story.



Thursday August 6, 2015 4:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
McCormack Family Theater - Brown University 70 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02912

5:15pm EDT

"Madina's Dream" | "Living With Coyote"
Madina's Dream | Directed by Andrew Berends | 1 hour and 22 min. Feature Documentary | USA/France, 2014.

An unflinching and poetic glimpse into a forgotten war, Madina's Dream tells the story of rebels and refugees fighting to survive in Sudan's Nuba Mountains. After decades of civil war, South Sudan achieved its independence from Sudan in 2011. But inside Sudan, the conflict continues. Sudan's government employs aerial bombings and starvation warfare against the inhabitants of the Nuba Mountains. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have fled to refugee camps in South Sudan or remain trapped in the war zone. Eleven-year-old Madina and countless others dream of a brighter future for the Nuban people.

Living With Coyote | Directed by Priya Shelly | 18 min. Short Documentary | USA, 2015. World premiere. 

Coyotes can quickly adapt to their ever-changing surroundings, but have humans adapted to their wild neighbors? Living with Coyote explores the relationship between man and wild through urban and rural landscapes of the west, and the people who choose to be actively involved in the hunt for co-existence.


Thursday August 6, 2015 5:15pm - 7:15pm EDT
Paff Theatre at URI URI Continuing Ed, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903

7:00pm EDT

"Nefertiti's Daughters" | "Water Babies" | "The Little Girl With the Big Voice"
Nefertiti's Daughters | Directed by Mark Nickolas | 39 mins. Short Documentary | USA, 2014

Queen Nefertiti returns to join revolutionary street artists on the front lines in the fight for women’s rights and freedom in Egypt today.

Waterbabies | Directed by Nora Ballard | 16 mins. Short Documentary | USA, UK, 2015

Explore the world of synchronized swimming through the eyes of a teenage team as they train and compete for top US prizes. Learn about the combination of commanding physical strength and grace, perfection and the all-out pageantry that makes this sport a bizarrely fascinating spectacle. More subtle are undercurrent themes of femininity, identity, fitting in and the age old riddle of growing up.

The Little Girl With the Big Voice | Directed by Rafael Moscatel | 39 mins. Short Documentary | USA, 2015

 An unapologetic portrait of Golden Age of Radio icon Mary Small, whose voice comforted millions through the Great Depression & WWII.


Thursday August 6, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
McCormack Family Theater - Brown University 70 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02912

7:00pm EDT

ENCORE SCREENING: "Monty Python: The Meaning of Live" & "Myrna the Monster"
Just in case you missed the first time, watch "Monty Python: The Meaning of Live" at the Jamestown Arts Center along with "Myrna the Monster."

Monty Python: The Meaning of Live | Directed by James Rogan and Roger Graef | 1 hour and 32 min. Feature Documentary | UK/United Arab Emirates, 2014.

This is a uniquely intimate documentary about comedy’s original super group, capturing the most anticipated comeback show in comedy. It follows the stars of Monty Python as they reunite for a final time to stage a marathon ten shows of Monty Python Live (mostly) – One Down Five to Go at The O2, London in July 2014.

SCREENS AFTER -  

Myrna the Monster | Directed by Ian Samuels, Logan Kibens, Andrew Ahn | 14 min. | USA, 2014.

A heart-broken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into adult life in Los Angeles like any other 20-something.

TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR. 

 


Thursday August 6, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Jamestown Arts Center 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, RI 02835

7:15pm EDT

A Night In Havana: "Havana Motor Club" | "La Noche Buena"
Havana Motor Club | Directed by Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt  | 1 hr 24 min. | USA/Cuba, 2015.

Change is racing down the streets of Havana, where Cuba's top underground drag racers struggle to prepare their classic American hot rods for the first official car race since the Revolution.

La Noche Buena | Directed by Alex Mallis | 17 min. | USA/Cuba, 2014.

A second-generation Cuban-American travels to Cuba for the first time to reconnect with his past, but only alienates himself further.



Thursday August 6, 2015 7:15pm - 9:00pm EDT
Paff Theatre at URI URI Continuing Ed, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
 
Friday, August 7
 

1:00pm EDT

Run Free - The True Story of Caballo Blanco
Run Free - The True Story of Caballo Blanco | Directed by Sterling Noren | 92 min. | USA, 2015.

Run Free – The True Story of Caballo Blanco, a feature documentary directed by Sterling Noren, chronicles the life of American ultra running legend Micah True (Caballo Blanco, or the White Horse) and his quest to create an ultra marathon in Mexico’s Copper Canyon to promote and preserve Tarahumara running tradition.

FREE SCREENING! Open to the public. 


Friday August 7, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Providence Public Library 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903

2:45pm EDT

Crocodile Gennadiy
Crocadile Gennadiy| Directed by Steve Hoover | 1 hour and 36 min. Feature Documentary | USA/Ukraine, 2014.

Gennadiy calls himself 'Pastor Crocodile.' He's know throughout Ukraine for his years working to rehabilitate drug addicted kids. But he's also a vigilante who uses any force necessary to carry out his moral vision. Gennadiy believes he has made Mariupol a better place, but now, the violence in Ukraine threatens everything.

FAQsIs my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes please.
What is the refund policy?No Refunds.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes.


Friday August 7, 2015 2:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Paff Theatre at URI URI Continuing Ed, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903

3:30pm EDT

Patient's Rites
Patient's Rites | Directed by Issa Ibrahim | 49 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2014.

Director Issa Ibrahim spent 18 years as a patient in an insane asylum. Since his release in 2009, Ibrahim has used the arts as a tool of transformation and healing to create a dialogue about the mental health system. This documentary explores his journey through popular music and intimate conversation. 

FREE SCREENING! 

Friday August 7, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Providence Public Library 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903

4:30pm EDT

"Goodbye Theresienstadt" | "Tadaima" | "I Married My Family's Killer"
Limited Capacity seats available

Goodbye Theresienstadt | Directed by Jonatan Jerichow and Carl Otto Dethlefsen | 58 min. Feature Documentary | Czech Republic/Denmark, 2015.

The survival of six Danish Jews from the Theresienstadt concentration camp illustrates what Denmark did to save the Danish Jewish population, getting most of them to safety, and trying to protect those who were captured and interned.

Tadaima | Directed by Robin Takao D'Oench | 16 min. Short | USA, 2015.

George, Akiko, Kaori, and Kazuo return to their former house in the summer of 1945, following the end of World War II and the closure of the Japanese American Internment camps. Arriving home, they find the house ransacked by vandals and in a state of disrepair. Emotions flair and each individual member of the family react differently to the homecoming. While rebuilding their home, the family is able to recover a takarabako, a chest of memorable items that had to be left behind before the evacuation, bringing the family closer together. As the day draws to a close, there is a glimmer of hope that the future holds better days.

I Married My Family's Killer | Directed by Emily Kassie | 31 min. Short Documentary, Student |  Canada, USA, 2014. 

Beatrice and Purudenci were childhood sweethearts. They planned to be wed. The only problem was that it was 1994 in Rwanda and Beatrice was being hunted. To make matters were, Purudenci's family were the hunters. 



 


Friday August 7, 2015 4:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
McCormack Family Theater - Brown University 70 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02912

4:45pm EDT

"Aside From That" | "The Answers" | "A Love Worth Giving"
Aside From That | Directed by Richard Tilkin | 69 mins. Documentary | USA, 2015 | World Premiere. 

How do we live, knowing we are going to die? Is there a best practice for thinking about mortality? We pose these questions to random pedestrians as well as philosophers, academics, and clerics.

But at the heart of our film are three extraordinary people: a terminally ill poet determined to become a clown; a medical student facing 50/50 odds of survival; and a war veteran whose experiences erase his fear of death.

The Answers | Directed by Michael Goode | 7 mins. Drama | USA, 2014 

Immediately after his death, the victim of a car crash gets answers to every question he's ever had about his life, including the most import one of all - what did it all mean?

A Love Worth Giving | Directed by James Newton | 23 mins. Documentary | UK, 2015 | World Premiere

A young newlywed couple build a life around the challenges of waiting for a new pair of lungs. But they are torn apart when an organ donor can't be found in time. 


Friday August 7, 2015 4:45pm - 6:45pm EDT
Metcalf Auditorium - RISD Museum Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

6:30pm EDT

"Echad Mishlosha (One Out of Three)" | "Nineteen" | "The Harvest Festival"
One Out of Three | Directed by Sivan Ben Ari | 55 min. Feature Documentary | Israel, 2014. US premiere. 

An exceptional relationship between a brother and a sister who have decided to bring a child into the world, with the brothers partner, and raise him together as a trio, all under one roof.

Screens with:

Nineteen | Directed by Madeleine Kelly | 10 min, Short Film, Student | Austraila, 2015. New England premiere. 

Nineteen is a deeply moving story of the freedom that comes when faced imminent mortality. After Blake discovers that he is not a typical, invincible nineteen year old, his sister helps him to experience something he has always longed for, before it is too late.

The Harvest Festival | Directed by Sofia Khan | 10 min, Short Documentary | Japan, 2015. World premiere. 

Each year, thousands of Japanese gather at the Tagata Jinja shrine in the southern town of Komaki to pray for a good harvest, and for increased fertility in human beings. A large wooden phallus is paraded through the streets. Ceremonies are performed to curry the favor of the shrine’s spirit. But in Japan today the birth rate has dropped precipitously, and the older generation complains that few young people are interested in having families anymore. 


Friday August 7, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
The Bell St. Chapel 5 Bell Street, Providence, RI 02909

7:00pm EDT

"On The Edge" | "Duke Riley Goes to China" | "The Red House" | "Picnic"
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore situations, both realistic and fictitious, in which humans connect to one another. 

On The Edge
 | Directed by Anna Shishova| 48 min. Feature Documentary | Russian Federation, 2014. East Coast premiere. 

On a winter day in a Russian town in the Kostroma Oblast someone finds an older man who is freezing in a car. Who is he? The character no one wants is taken in by an Orthodox priest and tries to recover looked after by a nun. As time goes by, his story is revealed against the backdrop of a provincial town whose life for generations has been overshadowed by a big prison.

Duke Riley Goes to China | Directed by Kim A. Snyder | 37 min. Short Documentary | USA, China, 2015. New England premiere. 

Chosen by the US State Department out of thousands of contemporary artists, Brooklyn based artist, Duke Riley, embarks on an epic journey to China to reenact a legendary boat race between twelve animals that determined the order of the Chinese zodiac as a part of his mission to engage the local community in a most unusual act of cultural diplomacy.

*Q&A to follow*

The Red House | Directed by Jiaqi Lin | 18 min. Short | USA, 2014. 

Set in 1915 rural China, The Red House is 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. The sudden arrival of a 6 year old child, Amei, being sold to the Red House by her desperate parents soon changes things.

Piknik/"Picnic" | Directed by Jure Pavlovic | 13 min. Short Film | Croatia, 2015. North American premiere. 

Sarajevo, rush hour. Emir (15), accompanied by a social worker, is on his way to meet his father Safet for a weekend picnic at Igman, a semi-open penitentiary. Due to the heavy traffic they are late... 


Friday August 7, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
McCormack Family Theater - Brown University 70 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02912
 
Saturday, August 8
 

2:30pm EDT

"CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" and "The 414's"
This screening event is supported by MojoTech

About MojoTech:

MojoTech is a software design and development agency headquartered in Providence, RI with offices in New York City, and Boulder. A global company with a client base that ranges from early-stage startups to Fortune 100 companies, MojoTech creates award-winning web and mobile applications to solve complex business problems.

MojoTech's innovative projects have been recognized by The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalTechCrunch, and more. In 2015, MojoTech will be listed as a fastest growing company on the Inc. 5000 for the third straight year, by Inc Magazine, and was named one of the “Best Places to Work” byProvidence Business News, for the second consecutive year.
To learn more about MojoTech, please visit www.mojotech.com.

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap
 | Directed by Robin Hauser Reynolds | 1 hour and 19 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2015.

CODE explains how the deficit of female and minority computer science engineers in America is a mounting gender, ethnic and economic challenge. Tech jobs are growing three times faster than our colleges are producing computer science graduates, by 2020, there will be one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the USA. CODE documentary examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking out educational opportunities in computer science, and will open a dialogue on how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles, and sexism play a role in this mounting crisis.

SCREENS WITH: 

The 414's | Directed by Michael T. Vollmann | 10 min. | USA, 2014.
THE 414's tells the story of the original computer hackers, a group of Milwaukee teenagers who gained notoriety in 1983 when they broke into dozens of high-profile computer systems, including the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Moderators
KM

Katryn McIntosh

Katryn graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Painting, and discovered her passion for programming by way of a colorful career in communications strategy and fashion. As a lifelong maker, she enjoys the blend of analytical and creative thinking requisite... Read More →
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Robin Hauser Reynolds

Director/Producer, Finish Line Features, LLC
2013 - Present Director / ProducerCODE: Debugging the Gender Gap feature documentaryCODE exposes the dearth of American female and minority computer scienceengineers and explores the reasons for the gender gap and digital divide. CODE raises the question: What would society gain from... Read More →


Saturday August 8, 2015 2:30pm - 3:49pm EDT
Metcalf Auditorium - RISD Museum Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

4:30pm EDT

"Draw Back The Curtain" | "Manislam: Islam and Masculinity"
Limited Capacity seats available

Draw Back The Curtain | Directed by Shir Bodner | 57 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2014. US premiere. 

Twenty five years have passed since the fall of the Iron Curtain and the arrival of former Soviet Union refugees to Richmond, Virginia. After decades of closed door policies under communism, liberalization in the 1980's allowed for Jewish emigration. With over a million emigres, mass resettlement efforts ensued in the United States. Draw Back the Curtain captures the experiences of resettlement and the Richmond community volunteers who welcomed them. 

Screens with:

Manislam - Islam and Masculinity | Directed by Nefise Özkal Lorentzen | 60 min. Feature Doc | Norway, 2014. US premiere. 

This film examines the burdens of manhood within Islamic cultures. It brings us a new interpretation of David vs. Goliath. The main characters, bravely and frankly, share deeply personal memories and experiences in their effort to highlight and question the role of men in contemporary Islam.  


Saturday August 8, 2015 4:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
McCormack Family Theater - Brown University 70 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02912

5:15pm EDT

"A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story" | "The Dynamic Double Standard"
A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story | Directed by Sara Bordo | 1 hour and 18 min. Feature Documentary | USA/Mexico, 2014. New England premiere. 
A documentary following the life of Lizzie Velasquez, her triumphant journey to the other side of bullying, and her mission to inspire and empower a more positive online environment.

The Dynamic Double Standard | Directed by Luke Patton | 5 min. Short Comedy | USA, 2015.
Zoey's first night as a superhero is nearly ruined when she's given a sexy and impractical uniform.

FAQs

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes please.

What is the refund policy?
No Refunds.

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Saturday August 8, 2015 5:15pm - 7:15pm EDT
Paff Theatre at URI URI Continuing Ed, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903

6:30pm EDT

"Happygram" and "Best Man Wins"
Happygram | Directed by Julie Marron | 1 hour and 20 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2015.

Happygram explores one of the most egregious violations of informed consent in modern medical practice. Each year nearly 40 million women obtain screening mammograms for the early detection of cancer. For 40% of those women, those with dense breast tissue, a mammogram is an ineffective screening tool, missing up to 75% of cancers. As a result of an ineffective, one-size-fits-all screening program, the incidence of late stage cancer has not budged in the United States. 40,000 women still die of breast cancer each year, despite the fact that many of these women have been screened regularly for breast cancer.

Preceeded by:

Best Man Wins | Directed by Stephane Dumonceau | 20 min. | USA, 2014. New England premiere. 

When a celebrated New York chef discovers an affair between his super-model wife and his best man-- the owner of France's finest vineyard, he devises a plan to deal with each of them. 
 

Saturday August 8, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
The Bell St. Chapel 5 Bell Street, Providence, RI 02909

7:00pm EDT

"Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi" | "The Champion"
Limited Capacity seats available

Special screenings that examine the consequences of prejudice in our lives.

Includes the New England Premiere of "Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi," world premiere of "Stutterer" and screening of The Champion.

Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi
 | Directed by Neal Broffman | 1 hour and 14 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2015. 
While in the throes of depression, Brown University student Sunil Tripathi walked out of his Providence apartment and disappeared into the cold Rhode Island night. In the days following the Boston Marathon bombings the family's month-long investigation into Sunil's disappearance exploded into a virtual confrontation with e-vigilantes, citizen journalists and traditional media eager to feed their insatiable hunger for breaking news.

The Champion | Directed by Brett Garamella, Patrick McGowan | 19 min. Short Documentary |USA, 2015. 
From 1968 to 1976, Estaifan Shilaita was the boxing champion of Iraq. Despite his success, Estaifan was barred from representing the Iraqi national team. After this defeat and seeing many of his family members affected by the newly emerging Ba'ath party, he risked everything to leave his home country. His journey leads him to a greater success and fulfillment than he ever imagined growing up in Iraq.


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Saturday August 8, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
McCormack Family Theater - Brown University 70 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02912

7:15pm EDT

"Angel of Nanjing" | "Raise The ToyGantic"
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 EDT
Paff Theatre at URI URI Continuing Ed, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
 
Sunday, August 9
 

12:15pm EDT

"Children of the Arctic" | "Zima"
Children of the Arctic | Directed by Nick Brandestini | 1 hour and 34 min. Feature Documentary| USA/Switzerland, 2014.
Children of the Arctic
is a year-in-the-life portrait of five Native Alaskan teenagers coming of age in Barrow, Alaska - the northern-most community of the United States. As they embark on their journey into adulthood in and outside of Barrow, they wrestle with their roles as inheritors of a jeopardized culture. Their decisions are inseparably tied to the fate of their community. Who will carry the Iñupiat torch? Who will choose a more individualistic path? And what hangs in the balance?

Zima | Directed by Cristina Picchi | 12 min. Short Documentary | Russian Federation, 2013.
A portrait of a season - a journey through North Russia and Siberia, through the feelings and thoughts of the people who have to cope with one of the world's harshest climates; a reality where the boundary between life and death is so thin that is sometimes almost nonexistent, where civilization constantly both fights and embraces nature and its millenarian rules and rites. A reflection on life, adaptation and the immutable cycles of existence.


Sunday August 9, 2015 12:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Metcalf Auditorium - RISD Museum Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

12:15pm EDT

Hope City
Hope City | Directed by David Angell | 1 hour and 55 min. Feature Documentary| USA, 2014. 

Hope City is a feature length Documentary Film that chronicles the lives of the residents of a tent city in Providence, RI. Residents of Hope City struggle with the daily life of being homeless while trying to better their lives.



Sunday August 9, 2015 12:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Paff Theatre at URI URI Continuing Ed, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903

2:00pm EDT

"She's The Best Thing In It" | "Myrna the Monster"
She's The Best Thing In It | Directed by Ron Nyswaner | 1 hour and 20 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2014. New England premiere. 

Veteran character actor and Tony Award winner, MARY LOUISE WILSON, age 79, teaches her first acting class to skeptical members of the YouTube generation, smashing their red carpet illusions and challenging them to bring emotional honesty into their acting. Features interviews with FRANCES MCDORMAND, MELISSA LEO, TYNE DALY, ESTELLE PARSONS, VALERIE HARPER, and playwright DOUG WRIGHT, discussing what it means to be a character actor, whether acting can be taught, what constitutes 'talent,' and whether the profession is harder for women. 

SCREENS AFTER:

Myrna the Monster | Directed by Ian Samuels, Logan Kibens, Andrew Ahn | 14 min. | USA, 2014. 

A heart-broken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into adult life in Los Angeles like any other 20-something.
 


Sunday August 9, 2015 2:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
The Vets - 6th Floor Ballroom One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

2:30pm EDT

"100 Million Dollar House" | "Miriam Beerman: Expressing the Chaos"
Miriam Beerman: Expressing the Chaos | Directed by Jonathan Gruber | 53 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2015. 

 A unique profile of a remarkable artist and her struggles in and out of the art world. 

Preceeded by:

100 Million Dollar House
 | Directed by Reshad Kulenovic | 53 min. Feature Documentary | Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2014. US Premiere. 

In an occupied West Bank city a Palestinian family struggles to keep their home against mounting pressure as a former Israeli soldier comes to terms with his past.


Sunday August 9, 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Metcalf Auditorium - RISD Museum Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

2:45pm EDT

"A Magic-Lantern Life" | "Abuse In Philly"
A Magic-Lantern Life | Directed by Marcin Gizycki | 51 min. Documentary | USA, 2014.

The film documents the performances and history of The American Magic-Lantern Theater, a troupe that recreates the 19th century spectacles of magic lantern shows. The theater consists of two people, usually Terry Borton, founder and showman, and lead singer Nancy Stewart. The company has been performing for 20 years, is the only professional magic-lantern theater in the US, and is one of the only three existing in the world.

Abuse In Philly
 | Directed by Ken Gumbert | 53 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2015. World premiere. 

The sensational church sex abuse scandal in Philly landed 3 priests and a teacher in prison. This film explores the constitutional rights of these defendants questioning even the accusations themselves. You are the judge.



Sunday August 9, 2015 2:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Paff Theatre at URI URI Continuing Ed, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903

4:45pm EDT

Generosity of Eye
Generosity Of Eye | Directed by Brad Hall | 1 hour and 3 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2014. 

The documentary Generosity Of Eye is the surprising story of a major art collection transforming into education for African American kids in the Harlem Children's Zone. It is the very personal tale of actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus discovering how her father William's passions for art, justice and education connect in a single act of generosity.


Sunday August 9, 2015 4:45pm - 6:45pm EDT
Metcalf Auditorium - RISD Museum Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

5:15pm EDT

"One Million Dubliners" | "Cead Ghra" & "S T U T T E R E R"
One Million Dubliners | Directed by Aiofe Kelleher | 1 hour and 20 min. Documentary | Ireland, 2014.

Glasnevin Cemetery is the final resting place of 1.5 million souls; it is Ireland’s national necropolis. One Million Dubliners reveals the often unspoken stories of ritual, loss, love, redemption, emotion, history - and the business of death. But this is really a film about life: the Saint Valentine’s Day rush in the florists; the American visitors eagerly searching for Irish ancestors; lost and longed for love; discovery and bereavement; earthy gravediggers and musicians in celebration. Above all, it’s the story of an immensely engaging Tour Guide shepherding his charges - and us - through the headstones and monuments, through opinions and beliefs. Filled with the familiar and the fascinating, this is a documentary that offers a glimpse into the unknown, into a world we will all come to share. Often humorous, always affecting, One Million Dubliners explores life, death and the afterlife, and ends in a way that will stay with you forever. Even in a cemetery you never quite get used to death.

Cead Ghra | Directed by Brian Deane | 12 min. Short | Ireland, 2014.
Céad Ghrá is a nostalgic coming of age story about two best-friends that set out on a quest in pursuit of their first crush.

S T U T T E R E R | Directed by Benjamin Cleary | 13 min. Short | United Kingdom/Ireland, 2015 | US and North American Premiere. 
Greenwood speaks eloquently in his head but his interactions with the world are hampered by a cruel speech impediment, and now he must face his greatest fear.



Sunday August 9, 2015 5:15pm - 7:15pm EDT
Paff Theatre at URI URI Continuing Ed, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903