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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
America’s Forgotten Heroine: Ida Lewis, Keeper of the Light is an historical documentary that focuses on the intriguing life story of this country’s most famous maritime heroine.
Written, directed and produced by Marian Gagnon of Goodnight Irene Productions and shot and edited by Jim Karpeichik of Ocean State Video, this 47-minute documentary film provides an intimate portrayal of Ida’s life from age 15 to 69 (from 1857 to 1911) and the passion and moral fiber she intrinsically brought to her work as a lighthouse keeper and unlikely heroine. It also explores the myriad decisions which led to a life of both fame and isolation, Ida’s unexpected celebrity in Newport as well as across the U.S., and the impact she inadvertently had on the early women’s rights movement.
As John Williams Haley, author of The Rhode Island Historian wrote in 1939: “…of all the Rhode Island women who have achieved fame in one way or another…and there have been many…none attained the world renown of a modest little woman who was born and lived most of her life in Newport. In fact, it would hardly be exaggeration to say that she was more famous, particularly during the latter half of her life, than any American woman of the past or present.”
While this statement may very well stand today, Ida’s story has largely been forgotten. Gagnon’s goal with this film is to renew the “national memory” of Ida Lewis as an American heroine not only in her hometown of Newport and throughout RI, but across the United States.