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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

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,

‘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

RI International Film Festival

(8.14) The Rhode Island International Film Festival starts Tuesday and runs through Sunday, August 14. The movies run the gamut — documentary, sci-fi, drama, comedy, shorts, animation — and will be screened at several venues around town including: the Vets Cinemathéque, Metcalf Auditorium, the Providence

‘Silence Of The Lambs’ MotB

(7.21) To paraphrase Muriel Spark — for those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like. This week’s Movies on the Block is the 1991 crime horror “The Silence of the Lambs.” From Rolling Stone, The brutality in Silence

‘Spaceballs’ MotB

(7.14) This week’s installment of Movies on the Block is Mel Brooks’ 1987 ‘Star Wars’ spoof, ‘Spaceballs.’ Movie posters around town say something else, but we’ll go with the Facebook event page. (Here’s the MotB summer schedule: It looks like they swapped this with ‘Superman’

Jack Black Coming to Town

Who doesn’t love this man? “School of Rock” is the best. And “Bernie” needs to be seen by more people — Mr. Black must record a gospel album at some point. And of course, Tenacious D. At any rate, it’s official, Jack Black will soon

‘Clockwork Orange’ MotB

(6.9) Pack up the milk-plus and korova bars. This week’s entry in the Movies on the Block series is Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 dystopian nightmare, “A Clockwork Orange,” with Malcolm McDowell as top droog, Alex. From the NYT, “A Clockwork Orange” is so beautiful to look

Portals Film Series At Library

The Portals: History of the Future of Film series starts May 11th at the Providence Public Library with the 2015 documentary “Dreams Rewired” narrated by Tilda Swinton. Over 100 Years ago, the social anxiety we see in our hyper-mediated world of today, was already well

Stuff I Liked To Watch In 2015

MOVIES: The End of the Tour — You don’t need to have read anything by David Foster Wallace to enjoy this movie, but you may well decide you want to by the end. I will never be reading a 1000-page novel, by anybody, but I

Art & Design Film Fest At Cable Car

(11.1) The first ever Providence Art & Design Film Festival runs this weekend at the Cable Car Cinema. What a great idea. Husband and wife owners Dan Kamil and Emily Steffian formed the Providence Center for Media Culture following receipt of the R.I. Foundation innovation

Creature Double Feature — MotB

(9.24) “Frankenstein” and “Dracula” — both from 1931. Nice way to go out, and kudos to the ‘Movies on the Block’ crew for a great season. Frankenstein: Henry Frankenstein is a doctor who is trying to discover a way to make the dead walk. He

‘Royal Tenenbaums’ MotB

(9.17) Wes Anderson’s 2001 action thriller “The Royal Tenenbaums” is this week’s Movies on the Block. From A.O. Scott at The New York Times, . . . ”The Royal Tenenbaums” takes place in a fantasy New York of grand hotels and brick and limestone mansions

‘Muppet Movie’ MotB

(9.11) [MotB will be held on Friday this week due to rain. BC] This one is beyond my purview. I have enjoyed puppet movies in the past — Team America: World Police comes to mind — is this sort of like that one? I just