The 2017 Providence Art & Design Film Festival (PADFF) opens Thursday night with a screening of Ruben Ostlund’s “The Square” starring Claes Bang and Elisabeth Moss. (Facebook event page.) From the New York Times review.
Mr. Ostlund, whose film before this one was the squirmy, incisive “Force Majeure,” takes aim at some pretty fat satirical targets — art, taste, sex and money, for starters — and sprays buckshot at the audience as well as in his own face.
The 3rd annual PADFF runs November 2 thru November 12 this year with more films and more venues: Cable Car Cinema, RISD Museum, Jane Pickens Theater, Newport Art Museum, and the Jamestown Arts Center. (For schedule, venues, and tickets go to Providence Cinematique.) Lots of great films on tap!
The mission of the festival is to showcase artists, designers, craftspeople, collectors, curators and makers from around the world while entertaining, educating, and reflecting on the influence art and design have on community, history, politics, personal expression and our contemporary landscape.
Opening night with screening of The Square, 5pm to 9pm, Thursday, November 2, RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, (directions)