Between the Stacks (PCFF Shorts Collection)

Director(s): Multiple
Country: Multi-national
Language: English w/ some English subtitles
Multiple Film Types | 2015 | 65 min
Recommended for all ages (Parental Guidance: Appropriate for all ages.)

Curated by our director of programming, this selection of animation, live action, musicals and documentaries will pique your curiosity, challenge your senses and spark the imagination!

What better place to watch a story than in a world full of stories? PCFF’s birthplace, the Providence Athenaeum, hosts two screenings that span the narrative world, from myths to stories to personal tales and more! This show is a “reel” book lovers’ delight.

This RISD student’s experimental film uses multiple organic and manufactured shapes of features found on the Earth’s surface.
USA, 2015 / No spoken language / Connor Griffith / 3 min

The children of the South Sea island of Karawara, Papua New Guinea tell us an old legend from their home: The Tale of the Coconut recounts how hunter Kenken-Ebe is left behind on a remote island. When he swims home by himself, a shark suddenly appears…!
Germany, 2015 / English / Marc Thümmler / 15.5 min
Live Action

This multi-award-winning animated film from Chile recounts a story within a story. Every day an old bear goes to a street corner to sell viewings to a tin marionette theater he has made. Using his life story as this theater’s narrative you understand what his personal struggle has been and how he wishes for it to end. One of 10 finalists for 2015 Academy Award nominee consideration.
Chile, 2015 / No spoken dialogue / Gabriel Osorio Vargas / 10 min

Norma’s Story is a true tale of change. It documents the effects of climate change on the environment, culture and food security of the Vuntut Gwitchin people of northern Yukon, Canada as seen through the eyes of Norma Kassi.
Canada, 2015 / English / Alex Hawley / 6 min

After getting an emergency call from polar bears, Papa Cloudy, a gentle cloud, gathers animals to form an orchestra to raise awareness of environmental issues
USA, 2015 / English / Akiko McQuerrey / 12 min