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Ivy Film Festival

(4.16) You never can tell what up-and-coming filmmaker might be making her debut at the Ivy Film Festival (IFF) but you can have a look for free this weekend at the Avon Cinema on Thayer Street and the Martinos Auditorium at the Granoff Center on

‘Harold And Maude’ At Columbus

(4.16) This weekend the newly formed Columbus Film Club presents the 1971 cult classic “Harold and Maude” starring Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon. With the idiosyncratic American fable “Harold and Maude,” countercultural director Hal Ashby (Being There) fashioned what would become the cult classic of

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Now At Cable Car

Head over to Moses Brown at 4pm, Saturday, April 1, for a free community screening of Raoul Peck’s 2016 film, “I Am Not Your Negro,” hosted by Cable Car Cinema at the new Woodman Family Center on the school campus. (Facebook event page.) In 1979,

Columbus Film Club Starts

(4.2) The new Columbus Film Club kicks off this Sunday with the “The Love Witch,” she loved men . . . to death! Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. . . With a visual style that pays

Italian Film Festival At Brown — Gelato

(3.11) For years Brown University Italian Studies professors have been bringing students to Bologna for Il Cinema Ritrovato — or Cinema Rediscovered — a nine-day festival dedicated to rare and historic film. This year Professor Massimo Riva decided to run a four-day version of the

French Film Festival Starts

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