Face masks are encouraged. Popcorn will be served! All shows are free! Registration links are below.
Tuesday, April 19th at 1:30pm – (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 HERE
Tuesday, April 19th at 3:30pm – (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
Tuesday, April 19th at 5:30pm – (USA / Documentary / 108 mins / Dir Garrett Zevegetis / Parental Guidance: Profanity, racial epithets and violent outbursts suggested Age 13+) Film Trailer Discussion to follow film. Director Garrett Zavgetis and a representative from the Providence Student Union) An explosive video goes viral, showing a white school resource officer in South Carolina pull a Black teenager from her school desk and throw her across the floor. An outraged nation divides over who is at fault and what role race played in the incident. Healer-Activist Vivian Anderson uproots her life in NYC and moves to South Carolina to help the girl and dismantle the system behind the “Assault at Spring Valley,” including facing the police officer.
This is our first First Impressions reel ever. The films on this reel are curated for the youngest minds. Some narratives are driven by music like GRUMPY TIME CLUB, TAVI’S SONG and LITTLE CLOUDS. Others use a wide array of animation styles to tell some funny stories like LITTLE SNOWMAN, some thought-provoking like MY NAME IS FEAR and even some sad stories like DUET. You might notice (or not) but by the end you will have “visited” eight different countries through film. REGISTER HERE