Rhode Island International Film Festival

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Meredith’s Medicine

1 Sep , 2016 | Posted by:

Meredith’s Medicine
2015 | Directed by Andrew Burgess

Meredith has always harbored a deep connection with her favorite ski resort, but after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, her relationship with the mountain entered a whole new level.

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Knightsville

1 Sep , 2016 | Posted by:

Knightsville
2015 | Directed by Aly Migliori

In returning to home to celebrate a Catholic feast, Sara faces a family that now feels foreign and a culture she no longer understands. Knightsville examines the painful disconnect, and deep connection, one has towards home. It is a coming-of-age story unique to none, but set within the distinct backdrop of Rhode Island Italian American culture.

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They’re Closing In

1 Sep , 2016 | Posted by:

They’re Closing In
2015 | Directed by Jarret Blinkhorn

Tension grows as a tired married couple are forced to deal with each others issues because if they leave… The creatures outside will make them regret it.

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Theme Song Rebel

1 Sep , 2016 | Posted by:

Theme Song Rebel
2014 | Directed by Luke Patton

In a dystopia where a person’s social class is determined by their theme song, Louise wants to change her tune.

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Hustler of Providence

1 Sep , 2016 | Posted by:

Hustler of Providence
2015 | Directed by Johnathan Paul

A short documentary film retelling the tragic life events of HIV activist and former sex worker Richard Holcomb, and how he uses those events to inspire others today.

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Selene Hollow

1 Sep , 2016 | Posted by:

Selene Hollow
2015 | Directed by Mathew Provost

Selene Hollow chronicles recently unemployed journalist Byron and his many adventures through his imagination as he struggles with writer’s block. Unfortunately for Byron, his horror, science fiction, and fantasy scenarios seem to be coming to life right before his eyes.

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Anna

1 Sep , 2015 | Posted by:

2015 | Directed by Eric Latek

This short documentary film is the soul of Anna, a beautiful Native American mother, grandmother and wife who has fell victim to Alzheimer’s. Throughout her lifetime Anna has watched many family members lose their battles with this disease. This film is only through her eyes.

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Rocketship

1 Sep , 2015 | Posted by:

2013 | Directed by Alfred Thomas Catalfo

Rocketship is a 15-minute family drama in which an unlikely bond is forged between a lonely boy and an elderly man claiming to be a former astronaut. Together, they transform a vintage vacuum cleaner into a rocketship for a surprising journey. The film is inspired by the rocketship sculptures of artist David Random. Rocketship was an Official Selection of the New Hampshire Film Festival (Jury Award for NH Film of the Year), SNOB Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival (Winner, KidsEye Award), Mill Valley Film Festival sponsored by the California Film Institute, LA Shorts Fest, Boston Film Festival, Louisville’s Festival of Films, Northampton International Film Festival, Coney Island Film Festival, Knoxville Film Festival and the Cleveland International Film Festival, where it was named one the CIFF’s 20 “Must See Films” out of 345 films (180 features and 165 shorts) screened over 12 days. The CIFF review said, “It’s magical. It’s epic. The little boy who plays the lead is fantastic.” In June, 2014, Rocketship was featured at the 17th Dances With Films in Los Angeles, one of the film industry’s premier showcases for emerging talent. Starting in February, 2015, Rocketship is being featured inflight on Virgin Airlines worldwide.

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What Cheer?

1 Sep , 2015 | Posted by:

2013 | Directed by Michael Slavens

After the sudden passing of his wife, Stan (played by Richard Kind of Spin City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Pixar’s Inside Out), ignores his overwhelming grief only to be faced with the unavoidable What Cheer? Brigade, a 20-piece punk marching band that floods his world with boisterous, interminable song.

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After Ella

1 Sep , 2015 | Posted by:

2014 | Directed by Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness

Hope is a successful photographer. Introverted and quiet, her demeanor plays in stark contrast to her glamorous work environment. When she learns that her sister Ella has passed away, Hope is stunned… until she begins to receive text messages from her. Are they for real? Using art as a tool for recovery, Hope begins to accept the fatality of death. She will evoke her sister’s presence – alive and in memoriam.