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Cable Car Garners RI Foundation Grant

Daniel Kamil and Emily Steffian, owners of the Cable Car Cinema, have won the Rhode Island Foundation’s fourth annual Innovation Fellowship of $300,000 over three years! Couldn’t happen to nicer people — I’m sure we will all end up benefiting from this award. Kate Bramson

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No . . . More . . . Vampire Movies!

Okay maybe just this last one. But then absolutely no more. Anthony Lane writes in The New Yorker that he too had misgivings going in, but “It was with both joy and mystification, therefore, that I found myself cackling at What We Do in the

RIIFF

Free Screenings Of Past Oscar Nominated Short Films

(2.21) In anticipation of the Oscars broadcast on Sunday night, the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, in collaboration with the RI Film & Television Office, will be presenting a special collection of Oscar nominated short films that have screened at RIIFF over the past

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Magic Lantern At Cable Car

(2.5) Another installment of Magic Lantern Cinema — “Masses and Swarms.” From the earliest Lumière actualities to King Vidor’s The Crowd (1928) and onward through Spring Breakers (2012), cinema has given apt expression to masses and what they seemingly do best: massing. This program presents

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Oscar Shorts Start At Cable Car

Screenings of the 2015 Oscar Shorts (animation, live action, and documentary) start Friday at the Cable Car Cinema. The theatrical release of The Oscar Nominated Short Films has met enthusiastic audiences ever since its launch 10 years ago giving people around the world an opportunity

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Babadook At Cable Car

“The most terrifying film I have ever seen.” So says William Friedkin, Oscar-winning director of The Exorcist. He is referring to The Babadook. Apparently he has yet to watch CitizenFour (held over). Babadook opens Friday at 9pm, December 12, Cable Car Cinema, 204 South Main

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Magic Lantern At Cable Car

(12.11) This past summer Magic Lantern put out the call in the Providence-Boston-New Haven area for its first submission-based program. The Local Show is the result. Rather than trying to craft a coherent, thematic program, we found it more interesting to simply highlight this heterogeneity

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‘Force Majeure’ At Cable Car Friday

Really looking forward to this one. The premise is exquisitely twisted. Force Majeure tells the story of a Swedish family on a pleasant ski vacation in the French Alps. During a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, a looming avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners

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Fight Crowd Extras Needed

Or should I say background actors are needed to sit and cheer and boo. And you should probably practice doing that thing where you punch your fist in the air. Think you can handle that? Then sign yourself up at the “Bleed For This” website.

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Short Story Film Festival

(11.29) The eighth annual Short Short Story Film Festival will screen throughout the day and evening this Saturday at the Black Box. The festival includes both live-action and animated films from across the globe, all of which tell a story in under six minutes. Audiences

citizenfour

Citizenfour At Cable Car

Whether you’re fer or agin whistleblower Edward Snowden, the documentary “Citizenfour” should be of interest. I’m fer. I am glad that the trampling of our civil liberties by the NSA came to light when it did. The government claims that sensitive information on foreign surveillance

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Magic Lantern At Cable Car

(11.11) Magic Lantern Cinema presents “Hysterics and Mentalists,” two 3-D films by Zoe Beloff. “Shadowland, or Light from the Other Side” is 32 minutes long and “Charming Augustine” is 40 minutes. Both are 16mm stereoscopic film projections shot in B&W with sound. Director Beloff will

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Creature Triple Feature For Halloween

Theoretically you could see all three. Thursday, October 30 @ the Avon Cinema — National Theatre Live presents the Battle of the Sherlocks . . . Danny Boyle’s “Frankenstein.” National Theatre Live’s 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th

By Your Side

RI International Horror Film Festival Starts

The RI International Horror Film Festival starts Monday and runs through Sunday, October 26th. Many events are scheduled in venues around Providence. Monday, Tuesday: free films, 3:30pm, Providence Public Library Thursday: “Thursday Night Spooktacular,” 7pm, Bell Street Chapel, 5 Bell Street Friday: 6:30pm, sci-fi double

20,000 Days On Earth

Nick Cave Movie Starts Friday At Cable Car

Since the late 1970s, Nick Cave’s bands The Birthday Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Grinderman have set the standard for literate post-punk virtuosity. Now comes Nick Cave’s unique film project “20,000 Days on Earth” starting Friday at the Cable Car Cinema. This