Lovecraft Walking Tour/ Vortex Film Fest
(10.23) Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) launches its17th annual Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror Film Festival “a phantasmagoric symphony of international films.” On Saturday and Sunday, the festival includes a return to its popular H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour presented in collaboration with the RI Historical Society. Following the walking tour, ticket-holders can attend the screenings of the following Lovecraft inspired fantasy shorts at the Providence Public Library at 150 Empire Street.
The Signalman | Daniel Augusto, Director | 15 min. | Brazil, 2015. The film is the first adaptation for the cinema of the short story ‘The Signalman’, by Charles Dickens , considered one of the most important of the fantastic genre, according to the writer Italo Calvino.
Last Door South | Sacha Feiner, Director | 14 min. | France/Belgium, 2015. A two-headed child who was always bricked up in the family manor, tries to find the end of it.
Pyotr495 | Blake Mawson, Director | 15 min. | Canada, 2016. Set one evening in present day Moscow, 16 year-old Pyotr is baited by an ultra-nationalist group known for their violent abductions and anti-gay attacks bolstered by Russia’s LGBT propaganda law, but Pyotr has a dangerous secret his attackers could never have accounted for.
Elle | Vincent Toujas, Director | 20 min. | France, Belgium, 2015. Maria and Jonathan meet after witnessing a car crash. Despite an instant attraction, Jonathan will have to come to terms with a strange companion who has invaded Maria’s life for too long: “ELLE”.
Gryla | Tomas Heidar, Director | 6 min. | Iceland, 2016. A man finds himself mistakenly taken hostage by a troll-size debt collector and driven into the mountains. Things go from bad to considerably worse when a real troll shows up. Fortunately for the man, this particular troll is very particular about what she eats.
The Man Who Caught a Mermaid | Kaitlin Tinker, Director | 16 min. | Australia, 2015. An old fisherman captures a mermaid in a world that tells him they don’t exist.
Lovecraft Walking Tour, $19 per person (includes ticket to the films). Tours leave from John Brown House Museum, 52 Power Street, at noon. Films start at 2pm.
Fans of H.P. Lovecraft can choose either Saturday or Sunday or both and