April 21st & 22nd


South Providence Library 441 Prairie Avenue,  Providence, RI 02905   (401) 467-2619
 Face masks are encouraged. Popcorn will be served! All shows are free! Registration links are below.



Thursday, April 21st at 10:30am – (multi-national / 75 mins / Parental Guidance:  suggested for All Ages) To animate something is to give it the illusion of having life. The materialsanimators “bring to life” are unlimited. This year LET’S GET ANIMATED includes a film that uses match sticks to tell the entire story (Mitch Match: Episode #6); a cat formed out of clay that, well, behaves like a cat (MAGICAL CAT); and a stop-motion animation capturing what people do in an elevator when they are alone (ELEVATOR ALONE)…. plus more! Animation is a labor of love and you will see it in every film here. REGISTER HER





Thursday, April 21st at 12:30pm – (USA / 74 mins / Parental Guidance:  (Parental Guidance: Age recommendation is based on the need to read subtitles, bullying, death of an animal.)    This year PCFF decided to change the title of our Spanish language shorts reel from CineEspañol into Películas y Palomitas! Films and popcorn just go hand in hand! This years films on Películas y Palomitas! come from Mexico, Colombia, and Uruguay. The stories expressed include a girl that pretends to be invited to a classmate’s birthday party (CLAIRE EGG WHITE); a bird whose call reminds a woman of her Grandfather (PHONOS); and a young girl who enrolls in a piñata making competition with unanticipated results (LA PIÑATA). Plus more!  REGISTER HERE 



C4RE  (Care For)

 Thursday, April 21st at 3:00pm – (multi-national / 75 mins / Parental Guidance:  suggested for Ages 10+  based on the last two films. UNO DOPO L’ALTRO plays with perceptions of peril. Dalia’s central event is euthanizing a wounded animal. It’s sensitively handled but very clear what is happening. There is no age to suggest when a young mind is ready for this topic. Just use your intuition. It’s a beautiful film.)   Who or what do you care for? Sometimes those who care for others would surprise you. Other times it may be expected but not delivered. The stories told on this reel include a grandfather and granddaughter trying to help one another get through a difficult time; another grandfather like figure trying to explain to his puppet that he won’t always be around to animate him; and a stunningly beautiful film about a father and son growing closer together after caring for an animal is the most difficult way. Taking care of others can be part of taking care of yourself.   REGISTER HERE 









Friday, April 22nd at 10:30am – (multi-national / 70 mins / Parental Guidance:  suggested All Ages)

Empathy allows us to understand and share the feelings of others. Some people have it while others… well let’s say they might need to practice. The stories on this reel hopefully inspire you to see/feel things from another person’s perspective. They include a boy trying to save a starling from being threatened by thrown rocks (NESTLING); a young girl giving up her candy money so that an elderly man can purchase some milk (MILK); and an art teacher that communicates is with whistle?! (THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ART). After watching these films from all around the world you will see that being kind IS being strong!   REGISTER HERE 










Friday, April 22nd at 12:30pm (multi-national / 75 mins / Parental Guidance:  suggested for Ages 8+ due to some films with subtitles and some bullying.) Our world is richly infused with opportunities for discovery and revelation. This shorts reel might get you thinking about expanding your horizons beyond what meets the eye. The stories told here include…an animated Story Corps episode of an uncle and nephew waxing over their love of outer space (SPACE BOUND); A short doc about one of the last nomadic groups of reindeer herders (THE DUKHA) and a beautifully animated film about a girl and her best friend that happens to be a growing tiger (MY FRIEND TIGER). There’s so much to explore!  REGISTER HERE 








Friday, April 22nd at 3:00pm  – (USA / 74 mins / Parental Guidance:  suggested Ages 8+ for the need to read some subtitles)  FILM TRAILER   ZERO GRAVITY follows a diverse group of middle-school students from San Jose, CA, who compete in a nationwide tournament to code satellites aboard the International Space Station. Does Rhode Island have a middle school that participates? YES!  REGISTER HERE