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Wednesday, August 5
 

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

Honeyglue
Honeyglue | Directed by James Bird | 107 mins. Drama, Romance | USA, 2015. 
Honeyglue follows the story of Morgan (Adriana Mather), who flips her conservative, protected life upside down after learning she has three months left to live. She sets out on a bucket list of adventures with a purse snatching ex-junkie cross dresser Jordan (Zach Villa). Morgan’s family, played by Christopher Heyerdahl (“Hell on Wheels”), Jessica Tuck (“Super 8,” “True Blood”), and Booboo Stewart (Twilight Saga and X-Men: Days of Future Past) are faced with a decision to accept their daughter’s fate and let her enjoy her last moments, or continue to seek further treatment and medical guidance. Meanwhile, Jordan is faced with his own family issues when Morgan asks to visit his mother Alice (Amanda Plummer), who he hasn't spoken to for over ten years.

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 9:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
The Vets - 6th Floor Ballroom One Avenue of the Arts, 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

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

4:45pm EDT

"Paternity Leave" | "The Beauty of Barbara Allen"
Paternity Leave | Directed by Matt Riddlehoover | Feature Film. 89 min. USA.

Greg finds out that he's pregnant with his partner Ken's baby. Dumbstruck by the news, their relationship takes twists and turns through hardship and hilarity. 

The Beauty of Barbara Allen | Directed by Jackson Anthony | Short Documentary. 27 min. USA.

Follow the sounds and stories of Appalachian musicians through a modern landscape in the throes of environmental transition. The Beauty of Barbara Allen, a 600-year old love song, narrates a drama between the oral traditions of the region’s past and industrial changes of the present.



 


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

6:30pm EDT

"Eadweard" | "Madam Black"
Eadweard | Directed by Kyle Rideout | 1 hour and 44 min. Feature Drama | Canada, 2015.

A complex portrait of Eadweard Muybridge, the father of motion pictures, whose searing jealousy of his young wife eclipsed his genius, leading to one of the most infamous legal cases in history.

SCREENS AFTER:

Madam Black | Directed by Ivan Barge | 11 min. | New Zealand, 2015.

On the way home from a job for his glamour portrait company 'Hotbods', Marcus, runs over a cat. He discovers its young owner, Tilly, searching for it on the front lawn outside her house. To dodge the awkward situation, Marcus hides the body of the cat and consoles Tilly by telling her Madam Black has gone on a round-the-world trip.


Thursday August 6, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
The Vets - 6th Floor Ballroom One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

7:00pm EDT

"All American High Revisited" | "Knightsville"
Limited Capacity seats available

All American High Revisited | Directed by Keva Rosenfeld | 1 hour and 23 min. Feature Documentary| USA/Finland, 2014.

Beginning in 1984, we meet a typical group of California teens as they navigate the iconic rites of passage. Narrating the story is a Finnish exchange student, who tries to fit into a world of neon fashion, punks and Princess Di hairdos. Thirty years later, the Class of ’84 looks back at their teen selves, and reflect on their high school days with refreshing candor. The experiences are universal, the personalities are unforgettable, and anyone who has survived high school will enjoy this film.

Screens After:

Knightsville |  Directed  by Aly Migliori | 13 min. Short | USA, 2014.
A coming-of-age story unique to none, but set within the distinct backdrop of Rhode Island Italian American culture. In returning home to celebrate a Catholic feast, Sara faces a family that now feels foreign and a culture she no longer understands. She must overcome these personal problems, if she can ever hope to enjoy the family she has and the love they share.


Thursday August 6, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
The Odeum 59 Main Street, East Greeenwich, RI 02818

7:00pm EDT

"Outliving Emily" | "Boris in the Forest"
Outliving Emily | Directed by Eric Weber | 87 min. Drama | USA, 2015. Special preview screening. 

12 very different actors portray the tumultuous marriage of a single married couple, Tim and Emily Hanratty, over half a century. Feautirng Alexis Bledel, Andre Braugher, Carla Buono, Kal Penn, Malcolm Gets, Olympia Dukakis, Phylicia Rashad,  Zosia Mamet, and others. This will be a special preview screening. 

SCREENS AFTER: 

Boris In the Forest | Directed by Robert Hackett | 13 min. Comedy| United Kingdom, 2015. World premiere. 
 
A black comedy about a Californian geek in search of his horror hero Boris Karloff.

Thursday August 6, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Metcalf Auditorium - RISD Museum Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

9:00pm EDT

"Godless" | "Mother's Day"
Godless | Directed by Joshua Lim | 1 hour and 25 min. Drama | USA, 2015. 

After the death of his father, Nate moves in with his mother while elder brother Steven continues his studies in another state. The brothers grow apart. When Mom dies in a car accident, Steven returns for her funeral. During this time of mourning, the brothers much reconnect. However, a secret from the past threatens to destroy them.

SCREENS AFTER:

Mother's Day
| Directed by Jeff Tan  | 7 min. |  USA, 2014. World premiere.

When a tragic accident forces Jay (Gabriel Furman) to finally visit his mother Mary (Oscar/Emmy Winner: Melissa Leo) one of them must find the strength and courage to say goodbye. How is it possible to let go of the unbreakable bond of mother and son? How do you say goodbye? 


Thursday August 6, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
The Vets - 6th Floor Ballroom One Avenue of the Arts, 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

6:30pm EDT

"Driving Not Knowing" | "The Voice In the Head"
Driving Not Knowing | Directed by Benjamin Davis, Dane Mainella, Jay Jadick, Dylan Hansen Fliedner | 1 hour and 25 min. Drama | USA, 2015.

An estranged poet attempts to rekindle a complex relationship with a strung-out musician during a weekend in rural nowhere. But their toxic past won't be so easily forgotten.

SCREENS AFTER:

The Voice in the Head | Directed by Cyrus Trafford | 12 min. | United Kingdom, 2015. US premiere. 

Psychologist David Rosenhan Ph.D - 'If sanity and insanity exist, how shall we know them?'  


Friday August 7, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
The Vets - 6th Floor Ballroom One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

7:00pm EDT

"Counting For Thunder" | "Come Away With Me"
Counting For Thunder | Directed by Phillip Irwin Cooper | 1 hour and 43 min. Gay & Lesbian | USA, 2015. World premiere. 

Counting for Thunder
is based on the three years when Phillip Irwin Cooper, unlucky in work, money and love, went home to the Gulf Coast of Alabama to help out with a family crisis. Working through his past with his complicated family, some old high school chums, and the desperate and hilarious southern characters who grace his hometown, Phillip ultimately finds his own voice as his mother is regaining hers for possibly the last time.

Emmy Winner Mariette Hartley will be in attendance for the Q&A along with the filmmaker.

SCREENS WITH - 

Come Away With Me
| Direct by Ellen Gerstein | 17 min. | USA, 2014. 

An inter-racial couple, sweethearts in the 60's, were torn apart by war and social pressure. Anne summons the courage to go to her high school reunion, hoping to rekindle the romance with Michael, a war hero with PTSD and Alzheimers and the love of her life. 


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

7:00pm EDT

Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents
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.


Friday August 7, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
The Greenwich Odeum 59 Main St, East Greenwich, RI 02818

9:00pm EDT

"Subterranea" | "Dive" | "The Cart"
Subterranea | Directed by Mathew Miller | 1 hour and 40 min. Sci Fi/Fantasy | USA, 2015.
A man raised in complete isolation, never seeing the light of day or another human being, is released into society for the first time as an adult and must learn how to live. Along the way, he discovers that he's part of a social experiment and sets off to find answers about his dark past. 

SCREENS WITH:

Dive
| Directed by Matthew Saville | 13 min. | New Zealand, 2015
What if your reflection had a mind of it's own?

The Cart | Directed by Patrik Eriksson, Thomas Fossgård | 6 min. | Sweden, Poland, 2015.
A girl is pushing a fish in a water filled cart across a dark plain. 
 The cart is leaking, and mysterious beings are attracted to the struggle. What awaits in the abyss? 


Friday August 7, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
The Vets - 6th Floor Ballroom One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903
 
Saturday, August 8
 

4:45pm EDT

Spotlight on Swiss Film presented by Swissnex Boston: "How (Not) To Rob A Train", "Dog Men", "The Gold Watch", "Coup de Grâce", "SCRABBLE", "Lothar"
How (Not) To Rob A Train | Directed by Anna Maguire | 4 min. Comedy/Western/Adventure | United Kingdom/Canada, 2014. US premiere. 
Never forget how to play make believe games. Or tie your friend to (disused) railway tracks in the name of fun. Or plant (cardboard) explosives on said tracks to steal lots and lots of money from a (2D) train. Or save the boy you love from certain (?) death. Always remember how (not) to rob a train.

Dog Men | Directed by Mirko Bischofberger and Dario Bischofberger | 1 hour and 2 min. Western/Science Fiction | Switzerland, 2014. World premiere. 
In a not-too-distant future only a few homo sapiens are left. Struggling for survival they are forced to live from hunting the last remaining animals in the peripheral ruins of an advanced human civilization. But they are unaware of being stalked themselves by a mysterious scanner. A science-fiction story about hunting and being hunted, about extinction and survival, about dogs - and men. 

The Gold Watch | Directed by Joachim Nakagawa Stråning | 7 min. Comedy | Switzerland, 2014. 
A tired middle-aged man walks into a grocery store and finds a magic pocket watch, with it he manages to stop time. He realizes that he can do whatever he wants and chooses to steal groceries from the store.

Coup de Grâce | Directed by Pascal Glatz | 8 min. Comedy | Switzerland, 2015. World premiere. 
At a remote mountain lake a bound man with cemented shoes is being dragged to the water by two other men and his request for a coup de grace escalates into a clash. 

SCRABBLE | Directed by Cristian Sulser | 12 min. Thriller | Switzerland, 2014. 
'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.

Lothar | Directed by Luca Zuberbühler | 13 min. Comedy | Switzerland, 2013.
Forced to be alone: Whenever Lothar sneezes, nearby objects explode. To protect the world he locks himself into a subterranean home, isolated from the outer world. One day, an accident happens. Despite of all the care taken, he breaks his beloved toaster, an early gift from his mother. The broken toaster compels him to leave his residence. Shortly after taking the risk, Lothar runs the world into great danger.



Saturday August 8, 2015 4:45pm - 6:05pm EDT
Metcalf Auditorium - RISD Museum Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

6:30pm EDT

"The Challenger" | "Dive"
The Challenger | Directed by Kent Moran | 1 hour and 35 min. Drama | USA, 2015.  
With the help of legendary boxing trainer, Duane Taylor (Michael Clarke Duncan), struggling Bronx auto mechanic Jaden Miller (Kent Moran), turns to boxing to save he and his mother (S. Epatha Merkerson) from living on the streets. 

SCREENS WITH: 

Dive | Directed by Brent Harvey  | 12 min. | USA, 2015. World premiere. 
When Kit "Lightsout" Sterling is blackmailed by his estranged best friend on the eve of the title fight, Kit must decide whether or not his hiding his secret is worth sacrificing everything he loves. 


Saturday August 8, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
The Vets - 6th Floor Ballroom One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

7:00pm EDT

"Seven Lovers" | "Everything All At Once"
Seven Lovers | Directed by Keith Boynton | 1 hour and 48min. Drama, Romance | USA, 2014 | World Premiere. 

A young woman cycles through seven relationships, each one depicted in a distinct cinematic style. 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?

Everything All At Once | Directed by Eleanor Wilson | 14 min. Short Film | USA, 2015.

In the midst of private turmoil, a young woman takes a suffocating ride to the train station with her Mother, Aunt and Grandmother. They navigate each other's quirks and memories while trying to identify the incessant beep coming from somewhere in the car. A short film about aging, shifting roles and the unbearable need for family.


Saturday August 8, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Metcalf Auditorium - RISD Museum Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
 
Sunday, August 9
 

7:15pm EDT

Fourth Man Out | A King's Betrayal
Fourth Man Out | Directed by Andrew Nackman| Feature Film. 86 min. USA, 2015. New England Premiere. 

On his 24th birthday, Adam, a small-town mechanic, decides it’s time to finally tell his friends and family that he’s gay. Will his straight-as-an-arrow best bros have his back? A lighthearted and unexpectedly subversive comedy about coming out of the blue-collar closet.

SCREENS AFTER:

A King's Betrayal |
Directed by David Bornstein| Short Film. 9 min. USA, 2015. Second festival screening. 
 
The tragic, final 24 hours in the life of a Pinata, as told from the Pinata's perspective. 

Sunday August 9, 2015 7:15pm - 9:15pm EDT
Metcalf Auditorium - RISD Museum Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

7:15pm EDT

Now We're Alive
Now We're Alive | Directed by Thibault Arbe | 1 hr. 40 min. Feature Film | Belgium/France, 2014 |  
As tradition requires, on his 25th birthday, Tom must choose the girl of his dreams, eyes shut, by the sound of her voice alone.

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.


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