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Womanimation Film Festival At AS220

(6.28) Eleven films from ten countries — the 6th annual Womanimation! Film Festival runs all day Saturday at the 95 Empire Black Box theater. What is Womanimation? As the name implies, it’s a festival showcasing acclaimed animated films created by women from around the world,


‘Cocktail’ At Movies On The Block

(6.26) Winner of two Razzies (picture and screenplay) the 1988 Tom Cruise vehicle “Cocktail” is this week’s feature at Movies on the Block. Vincent Canby describes these characters as “seriously dim” and called the movie . . . an upscale, utterly brainless variation on those

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‘Amelie’ At Movies On The Block

(6.19) This week’s Movies on the Block is the 2001 French flick “Amelie.” The New York Times reports on the greenness. Mr. Jeunet soaks each frame with sepia and greens. The sepia indicates that ”Amelie” takes place in a dreamscape Paris, and the wide-open streets

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What Cheer? Brigade And Cable Car Team Up

(6.13) And it’s a full moon. The Cable Car Cinema host the premiere of the documentary “Brasslands” in conjunction with What Cheer? Brigade‘s 9th birthday bash.  Following the screening the WCB will march from the Cable Car to Aurora on Westminster Street. A tiny Serbian

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Haven Brothers Movie Premiere At Columbus

(6.7) Tickets still available for the premiere of “Haven Brothers: Legacy of the American Diner” — the story of the oldest operating diner on wheels — Saturday night at the Columbus Theatre. Diners, which began in Providence in the late 1800s, were initially all on

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Movies On The Block: “The Breakfast Club”

(6.6) [Update: Due to the weather, the movie has been postponed to Friday, June 6th. See InDowncity. Ed.] Were you a zygote when “The Breakfast Club” hit theaters in 1985? No worries, you can catch it on the big screen in Providence this very evening,

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Magic Lantern At Cable Car

(5.22) Magic Lantern Cinema presents ‘Utopic Fantasy/Infinite Gender/Experimental History’ Thursday at the Cable Car  — curated by Xander Marro. Utopic narrative often leans towards the future, plumbing and prophesying worlds to come, offering a fantasy of “becoming,” idyllic tomorrows and possible (beautiful) new approaches to

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Rock & Reel Awards Concert At Fête

(5.17) Two weeks after the making of the Rock & Reel films, musicians, filmmakers, friends, family, and everyone else are invited to attend the 2014 Rock & Reel Awards Concert at Fête Music with screenings of films and band performances. All films will be screened

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PCL Acquires 6,000 Titles From Acme Collection

When Acme Video closed its doors for business, hundreds of cult cinema lovers let out a cry of despair. Ralph Goudreau’s beloved Brook Street video store had supplied Providence with an eclectic mix of VHS tapes and DVDs since 1993 but succumbed finally to a

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RISD Film/Animation/Video Senior Show Starts

The Rhode Island School of Design will present its Film / Animation / Video Festival from May 9 through 18. This year’s festival premieres the work of 47 RISD seniors.  These works often go on to garner awards and critical recognition in venues worldwide. Screenings

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‘Raising Matty Christian’ — SENE Fest At Columbus

(4.26) ‘Raising Matty Christian’ is the inspirational documentary profiling the life of Massachusetts native Matty Christian, born without a full set of arms and legs and without a tongue. Told through interviews with his parents Allie and Jerry, brother Michael and several close friends and

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Rock & Reel Registration Still Open

Rock & Reel is a grassroots arts project that pairs independent filmmakers with local bands and challenges them to make a music video in just three days — you still have time to enter. On Friday, May 2nd, bands provide three songs and film teams

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SENE Music Video And Film Event

(4.23) Head over to Brooklyn Coffee & Tea on Douglas Avenue Wednesday for a SENE music event . . . but also kind of video and film as well. 6pm — music documentary shorts 6:45pm — music video competition (audience vote) 8pm — live music

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Emma Watson To Graduate From Brown In May

When did she sneak back into town? Emma Watson mentioned her upcoming graduation from Brown with pride on a recent Letterman, but that segment isn’t up yet. Will she be doing the full Van Wickle and collect her diploma with the rest of her class

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SENE Film Fest — André Gregory At Columbus

(4.26) The 6th annual SENE Film, Music, and Arts Festival will run from April 22nd through April 27th. Of particular interest is the screening of André Gregory: Before and After Dinner at the Columbus Theatre with Mr. Gregory in attendance. The film . . .

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Slint Documentary With Lance Bangs Q&A

(3.18) Head down to the Cable Car Cinema Tuesday night for a screening of the documentary “Breadcrumb Trail” followed by a Q&A with director Lance Bangs. Bangs described the making of the film in a press release: Breadcrumb Trail is about Slint and the Louisville