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Monday 17, February

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

NR

Monday 17, February

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

Monday 17, February

Tuesday 18, February

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

NR

Tuesday 18, February

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

Tuesday 18, February

Wednesday 19, February

Magic Carpet Ride

Magic Carpet Ride

Wednesday 19, February

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

NR

Wednesday 19, February

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

Wednesday 19, February

Thursday 20, February

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

NR

Thursday 20, February

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

Thursday 20, February

WBCN and The American Revolution

WBCN and The American Revolution

Thursday 20, February

Friday 21, February

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

Saturday 22, February

Be Strong, Be Kind

Be Strong, Be Kind

Saturday 22, February

Babe

Babe

Saturday 22, February

Good Game: The Beginning

Good Game: The Beginning

Saturday 22, February

Pitch Perfect: Sesame Street

Pitch Perfect: Sesame Street

Saturday 22, February

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

Saturday 22, February

Sunday 23, February

Families in Flight

Families in Flight

Sunday 23, February

More than a Selfie

More than a Selfie

Sunday 23, February

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

Monday 24, February

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

Zinda Bhaag--Free Public Screening

Zinda Bhaag--Free Public Screening

UNRATED

Monday 24, February

Tuesday 25, February

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

Wednesday 26, February

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

Thursday 27, February

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

Friday 28, February

Vitalina Varela

Vitalina Varela

NR

Friday 28, February

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

TBC

Friday 28, February

Saturday 29, February

Vitalina Varela

Vitalina Varela

NR

Saturday 29, February

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

TBC

Saturday 29, February

Sunday 1, March

Vitalina Varela

Vitalina Varela

NR

Sunday 1, March

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

TBC

Sunday 1, March

Monday 2, March

Vitalina Varela

Vitalina Varela

NR

Monday 2, March

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

TBC

Monday 2, March

Tuesday 3, March

Vitalina Varela

Vitalina Varela

NR

Tuesday 3, March

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

TBC

Tuesday 3, March

Wednesday 4, March

Vitalina Varela

Vitalina Varela

NR

Wednesday 4, March

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

TBC

Wednesday 4, March

Thursday 5, March

Vitalina Varela

Vitalina Varela

NR

Thursday 5, March

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

TBC

Thursday 5, March

Otolith, The Third Part of the Third Measure--Free

Otolith, The Third Part of the Third Measure--Free

Thursday 5, March

Friday 6, March

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

TBC

Friday 6, March

Beanpole

Beanpole

TBC

Friday 6, March

Saturday 7, March

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

TBC

Saturday 7, March

Beanpole

Beanpole

TBC

Saturday 7, March

Sunday 8, March

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

TBC

Sunday 8, March

Beanpole

Beanpole

TBC

Sunday 8, March

Monday 9, March

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

TBC

Monday 9, March

Beanpole

Beanpole

TBC

Monday 9, March

Tuesday 10, March

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

TBC

Tuesday 10, March

Beanpole

Beanpole

TBC

Tuesday 10, March

Wednesday 11, March

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

TBC

Wednesday 11, March

Beanpole

Beanpole

TBC

Wednesday 11, March

Thursday 12, March

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

TBC

Thursday 12, March

Beanpole

Beanpole

TBC

Thursday 12, March

Friday 13, March

Beanpole

Beanpole

TBC

Friday 13, March

WBCN and The American Revolution

WBCN and The American Revolution

Friday 13, March

Saturday 14, March

Beanpole

Beanpole

TBC

Saturday 14, March

WBCN and The American Revolution

WBCN and The American Revolution

Saturday 14, March

Sunday 15, March

Beanpole

Beanpole

TBC

Sunday 15, March

WBCN and The American Revolution

WBCN and The American Revolution

Sunday 15, March

Monday 16, March

Beanpole

Beanpole

TBC

Monday 16, March

WBCN and The American Revolution

WBCN and The American Revolution

Monday 16, March

Tuesday 17, March

Beanpole

Beanpole

TBC

Tuesday 17, March

WBCN and The American Revolution

WBCN and The American Revolution

Tuesday 17, March

Wednesday 18, March

Beanpole

Beanpole

TBC

Wednesday 18, March

WBCN and The American Revolution

WBCN and The American Revolution

Wednesday 18, March

Thursday 19, March

Beanpole

Beanpole

TBC

Thursday 19, March

WBCN and The American Revolution

WBCN and The American Revolution

Thursday 19, March

The Craft: Rhode Island

The Craft: Rhode Island

Thursday 19, March

Friday 20, March

WBCN and The American Revolution

WBCN and The American Revolution

Friday 20, March

Saturday 21, March

WBCN and The American Revolution

WBCN and The American Revolution

Saturday 21, March

Sunday 22, March

WBCN and The American Revolution

WBCN and The American Revolution

Sunday 22, March

Monday 23, March

WBCN and The American Revolution

WBCN and The American Revolution

Monday 23, March

Tuesday 24, March

WBCN and The American Revolution

WBCN and The American Revolution

Tuesday 24, March

Wednesday 25, March

WBCN and The American Revolution

WBCN and The American Revolution

Wednesday 25, March

Thursday 26, March

WBCN and The American Revolution

WBCN and The American Revolution

Thursday 26, March

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

21st Annual Animation Show of Shows

The ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS, a curated selection of the “best of the best” animated short films created by students and professionals around the world, returns to theaters across North America this fall. Featuring 10 films from seven countries, the 2020 edition of the program offers an array of highly imaginative, thought-provoking, and moving works that reflect the filmmakers’ unique perspectives and their relationship to the world.

“Animation is an incredibly versatile medium that allows artists to explore situations and ideas that you won’t see anywhere else,” says ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS founder and curator Ron Diamond. “From political and philosophical concerns, to the complexities of individual identity and personal relationships, animated short films are uniquely able to capture the many facets of human experience.”

Personal relationships are at the heart of several of the films in this year’s program, including Daria Kashcheeva’s International Student Academy Award-winning puppet animation Daughter, a deeply moving exploration of the ties between a father and daughter. Charting a very different, but related, course, “The Fox and the Bird” by Sam & Fred Guillaume, is a beautifully observed fable about an unlikely friendship between the two eponymous characters. Filmmaker Michael Frei and game designer Mario von Rickenbach provide a more clinical view of human behavior in their mesmerizing KIDS, which explores the nature of group dynamics.

The question of individual identity informs both Hounds by Amit Cohen & Ido Shapira and (Self-Narrative) by Géraldine Charpentier. In the former, a highly domesticated dog undergoes a disturbing change when a pack of wild hounds gathers near his house, while the latter offers a clear-eyed and heartfelt look at a young girl’s journey to self-realization as a transgender person.

Animation has often been the medium of choice for artists seeking to explore abstract ideas or philosophical issues, and these themes are well represented in the program. Joanna Lurie’s mysterious and transcendent Flowing through Wonder chronicles an extraordinary ritual and celebrates the transformative mystery that underlies life and death. Natalia Mirzoyan’s Five Minutes to Sea in which a young girl waits impatiently to go back in the sea, takes a more lighthearted approach, while playing with conundrums of time and perspective.

The program is rounded out by Gil Alkabetz’s Rubicon, a frenetic and very funny hand-drawn animation based on the classic riddle about how to ferry a wolf, a sheep, and a cabbage across a river without something getting eaten. In addition to the slapstick, the film also serves as a parable about the convoluted nature of political negotiations, specifically those related to the Middle East.

The program also includes two mini-documentaries about the creative process featuring Alkabetz and Amit Cohen & Ido Shapira (Hounds).

THE 21ST ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS has a running time of 84 minutes and includes 10 films, one of which Daughter has been nominated for 92nd Academy Awards®. The complete lineup is:

Kids - Michael Frei, Mario von Rickenbach, Switzerland

Rubicon - Gil Alkabetz, Germany

Portrait of Gil Alkabetz (Rubicon) - Marta Trela Germany

Five Minutes to Sea - Natalia Mirzoyan, Russia

Récit de soi (Self-Narrative) - Géraldine Charpentier, Belgium

Le jour extraordinaire (Flowing through Wonder) - Joanna Lurie, France

Hounds - Amit Cohen, Ido Shapira, Israel

Portrait of Amit Cohen and Ido Shapira (Hounds) - Shlomi Yosef

The Fox and the Bird (Le renard et l’oisille) - Sam & Fred Guillaume, Switzerland

Daughter Academy Award® nominee - Daria Kashcheeva, Czech Republic

Babe

Babe

The Providence Children's Film Festival is delighted to be back in a venue where it all began eleven years ago! This festival Acoustic Java will be hosting six programs including two feature length films; the classic children's film BABE (turns 25 years old!) and our first ever e-sports film GOOD GAME: The Beginning. Three shorts programs titled BE STRONG, BE KIND... FAMILIES IN FLIGHT and MORE THAN A SELFIE. The final topping is a presentation by Kim Wright, a film producer from Sesame Street, on how to successfully pitch a film project.

Saturday 22, February

Be Strong, Be Kind

Be Strong, Be Kind

The Providence Children's Film Festival is delighted to be back in a venue where it all began eleven years ago! This festival Acoustic Java will be hosting six programs including two feature length films; the classic children's film BABE (turns 25 years old!) and our first ever e-sports film GOOD GAME: The Beginning. Three shorts programs titled BE STRONG, BE KIND... FAMILIES IN FLIGHT and MORE THAN A SELFIE. The final topping is a presentation by Kim Wright, a film producer from Sesame Street, on how to successfully pitch a film project.

Saturday 22, February

Beanpole

Beanpole

TBC

In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha (astonishing newcomers Viktoria Miroshnichenko and Vasilisa Perelygina), intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world. As the film begins, Iya, long and slender and towering over everyone—hence the film’s title—works as a nurse in a shell-shocked hospital, presiding over traumatized soldiers. A shocking accident brings them closer and also seals their fates. The 28-year-old Russian director Kantemir Balagov won Un Certain Regard’s Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for this richly burnished, occasionally harrowing rendering of the persistent scars of war.

Friday 6, March

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Friday 13, March

Saturday 14, March

Sunday 15, March

Monday 16, March

Tuesday 17, March

Wednesday 18, March

Thursday 19, March

Show Future Dates
Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

TBC

Follows a troubled young woman returning to her hometown of Niagara Falls, where the memory of a long-ago kidnapping quickly ensnares her.

Friday 28, February

Saturday 29, February

Sunday 1, March

Monday 2, March

Tuesday 3, March

Wednesday 4, March

Thursday 5, March

Friday 6, March

Saturday 7, March

Sunday 8, March

Monday 9, March

Tuesday 10, March

Wednesday 11, March

Thursday 12, March

Show Future Dates
Families in Flight

Families in Flight

The Providence Children's Film Festival is delighted to be back in a venue where it all began eleven years ago! This festival Acoustic Java will be hosting six programs including two feature length films; the classic children's film BABE (turns 25 years old!) and our first ever e-sports film GOOD GAME: The Beginning. Three shorts programs titled BE STRONG, BE KIND... FAMILIES IN FLIGHT and MORE THAN A SELFIE. The final topping is a presentation by Kim Wright, a film producer from Sesame Street, on how to successfully pitch a film project.

Sunday 23, February

Good Game: The Beginning

Good Game: The Beginning

The Providence Children's Film Festival is delighted to be back in a venue where it all began eleven years ago! This festival Acoustic Java will be hosting six programs including two feature length films; the classic children's film BABE (turns 25 years old!) and our first ever e-sports film GOOD GAME: The Beginning. Three shorts programs titled BE STRONG, BE KIND... FAMILIES IN FLIGHT and MORE THAN A SELFIE. The final topping is a presentation by Kim Wright, a film producer from Sesame Street, on how to successfully pitch a film project.

Saturday 22, February

Magic Carpet Ride

Magic Carpet Ride

Jump on the PCFF magic carpet and get ready to ride! Every year we explore the cinematic wonders of the world from many different countries. No genie needed! The stories this year

include giraffes giving some quality basketball shooting tips to an elephant, a group of forest animals having their own Tour de France and a squirrel conductor preparing for a nocturnal opera. This year’s reel will transport you from as close as New York City to as far away as Russia! Multi-national / English or no dialogue / 70 min / All Ages

Wednesday 19, February

More than a Selfie

More than a Selfie

The Providence Children's Film Festival is delighted to be back in a venue where it all began eleven years ago! This festival Acoustic Java will be hosting six programs including two feature length films; the classic children's film BABE (turns 25 years old!) and our first ever e-sports film GOOD GAME: The Beginning. Three shorts programs titled BE STRONG, BE KIND... FAMILIES IN FLIGHT and MORE THAN A SELFIE. The final topping is a presentation by Kim Wright, a film producer from Sesame Street, on how to successfully pitch a film project.

Sunday 23, February

Otolith, The Third Part of the Third Measure--Free

Otolith, The Third Part of the Third Measure--Free

Thursday 5, March

Pitch Perfect: Sesame Street

Pitch Perfect: Sesame Street

The Providence Children's Film Festival is delighted to be back in a venue where it all began eleven years ago! This festival Acoustic Java will be hosting six programs including two feature length films; the classic children's film BABE (turns 25 years old!) and our first ever e-sports film GOOD GAME: The Beginning. Three shorts programs titled BE STRONG, BE KIND... FAMILIES IN FLIGHT and MORE THAN A SELFIE. The final topping is a presentation by Kim Wright, a film producer from Sesame Street, on how to successfully pitch a film project.

Saturday 22, February

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

NR

Marion Stokes was secretly recording television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the Iranian Hostage Crisis at the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle. It ended on December 14, 2012 while the Sandy Hook massacre played on television as Marion passed away. In between, Marion recorded on 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, catastrophes, bloopers, talk shows, and commercials that tell us who we were, and show how television shaped the world of today. Before “fake news” Marion was fighting to protect the truth by archiving everything that was said and shown on television. The public didn’t know it, but the networks were disposing their archives for decades into the trashcan of history. Remarkably Marion saved it, and now the Internet Archive will digitize her tapes and we’ll be able to search them online for free. This is a mystery in the form of a time capsule. It’s about a radical Communist activist, who became a fabulously wealthy recluse archivist. Her work was crazy but it was also genius, and she would pay a profound price for dedicating her life to this visionary and maddening project.

Monday 17, February

Tuesday 18, February

Wednesday 19, February

Thursday 20, February

Show Future Dates
The Craft: Rhode Island

The Craft: Rhode Island

The Craft offers a behind-the-scenes look into Rhode Island’s booming craft beer industry that examines this rich subject matter from a variety of angles and perspectives. It delves into the personal histories and career paths of a number of our state’s most well-known brewers, the history of Rhode Island’s oldest and still-beloved “craft” brand, Narragansett Beer, the industry’s growing impact on our state’s economy and recent legislative changes that have supported this growth, and, of course, the ins and outs of the brewing process itself.

Thursday 19, March

Vitalina Varela

Vitalina Varela

NR

A Cape Verdean woman navigates her way through Lisbon, following the scanty physical traces her deceased husband left behind and discovering his secret, illicit life.

Friday 28, February

Saturday 29, February

Sunday 1, March

Monday 2, March

Tuesday 3, March

Wednesday 4, March

Thursday 5, March

Show Future Dates
WBCN and The American Revolution

WBCN and The American Revolution

“WBCN and The American Revolution” is a landmark, feature-length documentary film that tells the previously untold story of the early days of the legendary, radical underground radio station, WBCN-FM, set against the dazzling and profound social, political, and cultural changes that took place in Boston and nationally from the late-1960s through the early-1970s.

The film tells the "incredible, true story of how a radio station, politics and rock and roll changed everything."

Thursday 20, February

Friday 13, March

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Monday 16, March

Tuesday 17, March

Wednesday 18, March

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Friday 20, March

Saturday 21, March

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Monday 23, March

Tuesday 24, March

Wednesday 25, March

Thursday 26, March

Show Future Dates
Zinda Bhaag--Free Public Screening

Zinda Bhaag--Free Public Screening

UNRATED

Three young men try to escape the reality of their everyday lives and succeed in ways they had least expected.

Monday 24, February