Italian Film Fest

[Update: Screenings have been cancelled.] (3.12) The website says “Gelato Ritrovato” has been cancelled, but that’s just the ice cream. A second commenter confirms this. I have contacted the organization for any updates, but readers are advised to check the Facebook event page for further news. Events are in flux.] Marcello! Each summer, the world-renowned […]

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‘Cinema Ritrovato’ At Granoff

(3.17) This unique four-night film festival boasts screenings of rarely-seen movies recently restored by Italy’s Cineteca di Bologna. This year’s films include Buster Keaton’s “Sherlock Jr.,” accompanied by a live pianist; and Alessandro Blasetti’s “Lucky to Be a Woman.” The festival winds up Sunday night with Dario Argento’s “Suspiria.” (I decided against using that photo.)

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‘Blow-Up’ At Granoff Center

(3.17) The Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival will be screening Michelangelo Antonioni’s ‘Blow-Up’ Saturday at 7pm in the Martinos Auditorium. Michelangelo Antonioni’s first English-language feature. A countercultural masterpiece about the act of seeing and the art of image making, Blow-Up takes the form of a psychological mystery, starring David Hemmings as a fashion photographer who unknowingly captures

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RIIFF Starts

The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) kicks off Tuesday night with an opening night gala at PPAC. Festival runs Tuesday, August 8, through Sunday, August 13. More than 300 feature length, documentary and short films — from 64 countries, and 34 states across the U.S. — will be screened during the six-day festival at

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Justin Trudeau To Give Keynote At Governors Confab

Gina can be forgiven for looking forward to this year’s meeting of the National Governors Association with particular relish. It has been announced that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will arrive in Rhode Island on July 14th to deliver the keynote address. Just think of it — Governor Raimondo has been dealing with, and looking

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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 festival at the Granoff Center. Thursday, 7pm — Four short

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Frankenstein At Avon

(10.25) Fire bad —that much we know. But who’s playing who in this National Theatre Live Encore Presentation? Actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternated roles for this National Theatre Live production back in 2011 and it’s not altogether clear which will be showing here tonight. This from the Avon website: This thrilling production

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‘Eat The World’ On Benefit Street

(10.23) The RISD Center for Student Involvement (CSI) will be taking over a block of Benefit Street this Sunday with their ‘Eat the World’ celebration, described as a . . . cultural food festival that celebrates the diversity of RISD students through food. We have booths representing RISD student’s home countries and culture, and the

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Rabbie Burns Day At International House

(1.22) Haggis. Bagpipes. Neeps. Tatties. Men in skirts. Whiskey. It’s time for the annual Robert Burns supper at International House of Rhode Island, a celebration of Scottish poet Robert Burns “The Bard of Caledonia.” …featuring Joe Scott, Master of Ceremonies, and presenter of “The Immortal Memory”; the procession of the haggis with Pipe Major Debbie

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Tuvan Throat Singer At RISD/Athenaeum

(3.29) Duuuuude. ‘Four contemplations’ will run from Thursday, March 26 thru Sunday, March 29. Community MusicWorks has commissioned Tuvan throat singer/composer Ken Ueno to create a site-specific work for the Community MusicWorks Players at the RISD Museum to coincide with the re-dedication of the ten-foot Dainichi Buddha housed there. Encompassing three live performances by Ueno

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French Film Festival At Cable Car

(3.3) Brown University presents screenings of French-language feature and documentary films at the Cable Car, now through March 3rd. Saturday and Sunday check out the animated feature Tante Hilda. An inventive hand-drawn comedy that pits an ecological militant against the most powerful GMO on the planet, Aunt Hilda! (Tante Hilda!) offers up plenty of raucous

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