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French Film Festival Starts Saturday

Time once again for Brown University’s annual Providence French Film Festival to be held at the Cable Car Cinema. Seen here is Comme un avion, or The Sweet Escape, une comédie de Bruno Podalydès. Michel, la cinquantaine, est infographiste. Passionné par l’aéropostale, il se rêve

Anti-Fascist Cinemas At Cable Car

(2.23) Magic Lantern will present “Anti-Fascist Cinemas: A Global Perspective” Thursday at the Cable Car Cinema. The first screening in this ongoing series will reexamine the case of Germany through the lens of a militant post-war avant-garde. The program consists of a short film by

Children’s Film Festival Starts

The 2017 Providence Children’s Film Festival kicks off Friday with an Opening Night Party at the RISD Museum’s Metcalf Auditorium. This ticketed event will begin at 5:30pm with treats and beverages. Following the reception, guests will enjoy a 30-minute screening of Short ‘n Sweet Shorts,

‘The Great Dictator’ At Cable Car

(2.15) Look at that tie. I suspect Chaplin was making a statement with that. The Cable Car Cinema kicks off its Civics & Politics Film Series tonight with Charlie Chaplin’s iconic 1940 talkie “The Great Dictator.” Chaplin plays two totally opposite roles in his first

Oscar Shorts At Cable Car Cinema

The Cable Car Cinema will be screening the 2017 Oscar nominated shorts through February 16th. For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films . . . With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary. Most

Endangered Specie?

Nah, we love the Avon’s Kennedy half dollars. Is there any other business in this entire country that still uses these things? I never see or receive them anywhere else. The people at the U.S. mint would probably discontinue them . . . if it

‘Live Film Score Festival’ At AS220

(1.14) This could be fun. Head down to AS220 for the First Annual Live Film Score Festival. Have a seat and enjoy an evening of short films where everything is scored LIVE by musicians set up in front of the screen. Thirteen films, each under

‘Short Short Film Fest’ At AS220

(11.26) Head down to AS220 today for the Short Short Film Festival 2016. It’s the films that are short, not the festival, which runs all day from 2pm to 10:30pm. Co-organizer and creative director Toni Pennacchia explains, “This year’s programs feature both live action and

Art & Design Film Festival

(11.6) The Art & Design Film Festival opens Thursday night with “The Happy Film,” to be followed by a Q&A with director Ben Nabors and RISD Graphic Design director, John Caserta. Emily Steffian, co-owner of the Cable Car Cinema with husband Dan Kamil, is the

Frankenstein At Avon

(10.25) Fire bad —that much we know. But who’s playing who in this National Theatre Live Encore Presentation? Actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternated roles for this National Theatre Live production back in 2011 and it’s not altogether clear which will be showing

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

Beatles Doc At The Avon

(10.20) Still time to catch Ron Howard’s Beatles documentary “Eight Days A Week — The Touring Years” at the Avon Cinema . .  at least through Thursday. It starts with early footage in Hamburg and Liverpool, but the primary focus of the film is the

Food Truck Friday & ‘Despicable Me’ At Roger Williams Park

(10.7) This Friday may be your last chance to see movies outdoors for a while. “Despicable Me” is the last in the Rhode Island Foundation’s new ‘Movies in the Park’ series at Roger Williams Park. “Despicable Me” is the story of a man who delights in all

‘Young Frankenstein’ Providence Place

(10.5) Attention fans of Gene Wilder: If you have never seen this movie on the big screen, get some friends together and make a party. Sure it means going to the mall, but that’s where the movie is. Fathom Events has more screenings on tap

Cable Car Celebrates Anniversary With Movie Marathon

(10.2) Starts at noon Saturday. Dan Kamil and Emily Steffian will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Cable Car Cinema with a 24-hour marathon of movies from 1976. These two just always come up with the best ideas for special events. Here are a

Creature Double Feature — MotB

(9.29) The last picture show of the season and it’s a great bill. Two horror classics are on tap for Creature Double Feature: ‘The Wolfman’ and ‘The Bride of Frankenstein.’ I’m a huge Claude Rains fan, but I’ve never cared much for the wolfman oeuvre.