Daniel Kamil and Emily Steffian, owners of the Cable Car Cinema, have won the Rhode Island Foundation’s fourth annual Innovation Fellowship of $300,000 over three years! Couldn’t happen to nicer people — I’m sure we will all end up benefiting from this award. Kate Bramson writes in the ProJo,
Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg, chairman of the seven-member selection committee, likes Kamil’s and Steffian’s ideas to focus on independent films created by women, minorities and people with diverse backgrounds and build upon the state’s cultural offerings.
But don’t worry about the Cable Car.
Kamil and Steffian don’t foresee changes at the Cable Car. They’re seeking new space for their “Providence Cinematheque” and hope four screens will seat up to 400 people. The Cable Car seats 100. They hope artists in residence will film Rhode Island-themed movies that would be archived here.
Congratulations you two!