Rhode Island International Film Festival
In 1947, newly-minted congressmen/future presidents John F. Kennedy, age 29, and Richard Nixon, age 34, travel to Pennsylvania where they must make a fateful decision. A supernatural drama based on true events.
An orphaned astronaut goes on a journey to discover the true nature of the universe in this epic, evocative animated short.
Sharks have fascinated Joe Romeiro since childhood. He learned to dive as a tool to experience the power and mystery of sharks first hand. Joe wants to use their experiences to help show others that many species of sharks are threatened, and some even face extinction. He portrays sharks the way they see them, as beautiful and awe inspiring creatures that are an important and critical element of our oceans eco-system.
A disabled philanthropist fights against a deadly disease that was predicted to take her life at eighteen months. Now one of the oldest survivors of the condition, she works toward a cure with her organization, Working on Walking.
2017 Online New England Film Festival | Independent Film Festival of Boston | Maine Outdoor Film Festival | Providence Children's Film Festival | Rhode Island International Film Festival | Woods Hole Film Festival | Documentary | Connecticut | Rhode Island |
“Imagine Kolle 37” is a short documentary/narrative hybrid film about two girls who imagine their way to Kolle 37, a real adventure playground in Berlin, Germany.
Recently called “the mother of all Berlin playgrounds” by The New York Times, Kolle 37 enables children to build and climb three-story wooden structures, make fire, and use hammers, saws and axes. Founded in 1990, Kolle 37 invites young people ages six through sixteen, without their parents, to embrace risky play in the “adventure playground” under the loose supervision of playworkers.
Although about 1,000 adventure playgrounds exist in Europe, there are only a few in the U.S. where the concept of “free play” is becoming an endangered concept. But adventure playgrounds not only encourage young people to play outdoors in all seasons, they also provide children a chance to face risk, learn skills, and build confidence.
Ultimately, “Imagine Kolle 37” poses the question—can we, as Americans, imagine Kolle 37, which in fact is a real children’s playground in Berlin?
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.