R.I. INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ENCORE SCREENINGS FROM 2009
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2009 RIIFF Encore Screenings
The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is pleased to bring back our popular "Best of Fest" programming showcasing films that screened during our 2009 Festival.
Upcoming Programming Dates:
Little Miss Dewey
Directed by Mira Tweti
2008, 29 min., USA
LITTLE MISS DEWIE: A Duckumentary is a funny, heartwarming, and true inter-species love story that also examines important animal welfare issues.In July 2007, award-winning animal welfare journalist, and Buddhist nun, Mira Tweti, found an orphaned duckling at a local lagoon in Los Angeles, CA, and took her home. A parrot expert, Tweti (prounounced: Tweety, and it is her given name), planned to give the little duck she called Dewie, to a rescue. Through a series of unexpected situations, Dewie lived in Tweti's apartment for more than two months while the latter searched for a perfect duck home. Along the way the Playboy Mansion and the Bel Air Country club agreed to take her. But in the end, Dewie went to live with Lani and Edward Culver and their duck, Flipper. Dewie and Flipper are now a couple and the Culvers and Tweti consider themselves related by marriage.
Directed by George Kachadorian
2008, 63 min., USA
Already the winner of three Audience Choice awards since its festival premiere in April 2009, SHOOTING BEAUTY tells the unforgettable story of an aspiring fashion photographer named Courtney Bent whose career takes a life changing turn when she discovers true beauty in a truly unexpected place: at a center for people living with significant disabilities. When she begins inventing cameras her new friends can use, a surprising story unfolds that initial reviewers are calling “more than a film… a masterpiece.” [NewEnglandFilm.com] Many of the photographers are non-verbal. Some take pictures using only their tongue. But when the group sets their sights on creating a museum-worthy exhibit of their work, they must overcome a skeptical public, relationship issues, and even death in the effort to bring their unique perspective to light. As the photographers strive to break down the barriers that too often keep them hidden from public view, this film will make you rethink what it means to live with a disability-- and without one.
The Stars Don’t Twinkle in Outer Space
Directed by Peter Thwaites
2008, 11 min., United Kingdom
A 1940's space adventure story in which two children, 'Starman' and 'the Princess' struggle to escape their doom. As the truth of their situation becomes clear we realize the terrible nature of their predicament.
Love and Savagery
Directed by John N. Smith
2008, 97 min., Canada
Love and Savagery is a story of passion, fate, and the consequences of the two. In 1968, Newfoundland poet Michael McCarthy travels to Ballyvaughan in Ireland to study the visually stunning landscape of the Burren. There he meets Cathleen, a beautiful woman who captures his heart, but because of the path she has chosen cannot allow him to capture hers. Savagery erupts when Michael's persistence collides with the townspeo-ple's hostility toward a foreigner's attempt to intervene with divinity. Cathleen has to choose between a desire that she has recently discovered and a desire that she has felt throughout most of her life. Will she choose the love of a man, or the love of God? Can she love both? Is she strong enough to make the right choice?
2010 Preview Program
Show time at 7:00 p.m. Admission Donation of $10; RIIFF members $8.