Rhode Island International Film Festival

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Nobel Prize

Sep 2018 | Posted by:

2018 | Directed by Anthony Ambrosino

An unsuspecting customer falls into a web of words when a clerk decides to make her day more interesting.

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Alone

Sep 2018 | Posted by:

Alone
2017 | Directed by Joe Guarneri

A carpenter boarding up an abandoned house for the winter must fight to survive when strange events begin to occur. But how do you fight what you can’t see?

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Static

Sep 2018 | Posted by:

Directed by Dan Rosario, Nicholas Jon Beaubien

When Arthur Harris finds himself the subject of an interrogation and accused of killing his wife, he must convince Detective Lara Cullen of his innocence. When Lara pushes Arthur over the edge the truth is revealed.

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The Flying Electric

Sep 2018 | Posted by:

2017 | Directed by Laura Colella

It’s a rainy evening in an old boarding house. A pair of young lovers are interrupted by a string of familial strangers. Antagonism mounts. One overwhelmed mind comes into focus.

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Split Ticket

Sep 2017 | Posted by:

Split Ticket
2016 | Directed by Alfred Thomas Catalfo

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.

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Swimming Into Darkness

Sep 2017 | Posted by:

2016 | Directed by Keith Boynton

An orphaned astronaut goes on a journey to discover the true nature of the universe in this epic, evocative animated short.

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The Edge

Sep 2017 | Posted by:

2016 | Directed by Carlos Toro

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.

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The SHIVΩRING

Sep 2017 | Posted by:

2017 | Directed by Eric Latek

The SHIVΩRING is the story of a retired police officer who, after 50 years, decides to confront the horrors of his past.

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Dare to Be Remarkable

Sep 2017 | Posted by:

2016 | Directed by Justin Andrews and Andrew Drachman

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.

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Imagine Kolle 37

Sep 2017 | Posted by:

Imagine Kolle 37
2017 | Directed by Michele Meek

“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?