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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

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French Film Festival At Cable Car

The 2014 French Film Festival, presented by Brown University at the Cable Car Cinema, starts Thursday. Seen here is Queen of Montreuil. Says The Hollywood Reporter, Quirky with a capital Q, but endearing all the same, writer-director Solveig Anspach’s deadpan dramedy Queen of Montreuil brings

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‘Best Judgment’ Fundraiser At Met

(2.9) Great story today in The Providence Journal on filmmaker Jim Wolpaw and his current documentary project “Best Judgment: Ladd School Lessons.” Founded in 1908 as the Rhode Island School for the Feeble-minded, the Ladd Center closed two decades ago after lawsuits and exposés by

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Oscar Shorts Coming To Cable Car

Well here’s a guy who puts the ‘mental’ in ‘monumental.’ What is going on in the landscape of the American southwest that is spawning these utterly mad and wondrous projects? First we learned of James Turrell re-purposing the Roden Crater in Arizona with his still

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Two Golden Globe Winners Held Over At Cable Car

I was hoping this would happen because I missed one of these.  Following the results of last night’s Golden Globes Awards the Cable Car Cinema has decided to hold over two of the winners: “Dallas Buyers Club” (which I liked a lot more than the

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A Year Of Music Watching — 2013

The dark days of winter approach — a perfect time for catching up on movies and shows you missed. Here’s some titles for your queue. Television. Keep eyes peeled for a rebroadcast of “Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’” on the PBS show ‘American

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Yee Haw — ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ At Cable Car

(12.24) Ever seen this one in a real movie theater? Here’s your chance. Starting this Friday and running through Christmas eve, the Cable Car Cinema will be screening the 1946 Frank Capra classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” New York Times reviewer Bosley “Bah Humbug” Crowther

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‘The Punk Singer’ At Cable Car — Through Thursday

Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod.

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‘American Promise’ At Cable Car

A ‘Q&A’ with “American Promise” directors Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson follows the Friday screening at 7pm and the Saturday noon and 6pm screenings at the Cable Car Cinema. A documentary 13 years in the making, American Promise provides a rare look into the lives

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Short Story Film Festival At Cable Car

(11/30) Today only, with showings from 1 p.m. through 9 p.m., the Cable Car Cinema is featuring the Short Story Film Festival, an international collection of live-action and animated films whose only common denominator is a six-minute limit. From the Facebook event page: The Heartstrings

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6th Annual RIFC Black & White Fundraising Gala

The Rhode Island Film Collaborative invites you to join us for the 6th Annual RIFC Black & White Fundraising Gala, Saturday, December 7th. The theme this year — the Roaring Twenties. 6pm — Cocktail Reception $25 for RIFC Members ($35 non-Members). Enjoy a complimentary Cocktail,