2009 Closing Night Screening & Reception
Presented in collaboration with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation
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On August 9, 2009, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) will present "HIP, HOT AND SHORT: SALUTING THE ART OF THE SHORT FILM" the Official 2009 Closing Night Presentation. It will be an amazing evening of short films from around the world, plus the premiere screening of Megastar Productions' Inc. new documentary, “The Impact of Your Choice: Breast Health Awareness, When Is Too Young?”
The RIIFF Closing Night Screening will take place on August 9, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Columbus Theatre Arts Center, 270 Broadway, Providence, RI. The reception will follow immediately at 8:00 p.m. and is presented in collaboboration with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. The cost for the entire evening is $25.00. There will also be live performances by popular local musicians, Becky Chace and Brian Minisce during the reception. The reception is hosted by Pinelli-Marra Fine Caterers.
Megastar Productions, Inc. teamed up with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation to put on this special screening. The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation was created in 2004 in order to raise breast cancer awareness, expand breast health education, and develop funding for significant breast health programs. All proceeds from this organization are distributed to local service organizations.
This series was produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Deborah Hoch, a Seekonk, Massachusetts native, who is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA. Her company, Megastar Productions, Inc., won an Emmy for its first production, “The Impact of Your Choice: Underage Drinking and Reckless Driving.” Her specialty is producing shows of human interest and life Issues.
While in the production for this series, Deborah was diagnosed with breast cancer herself. No longer a spectator and now a player in the game, Deborah brings insight, experience and a depth of compassion to the film. With ongoing productions of both the underage drinking and the breast health series, Deborah continues to create educational material for the betterment of everyday life.
The Cinematic Program:
The film program:
HIP, HOT AND SHORT: SALUTING THE ART OF THE SHORT FILM
The Impact of Your Choice: Breast Health Awareness-When Is Too Young!
Directed by Deborah A. Hoch
(2009, 25 min. U S A)
A way to let women know of the quality care, the importance of early detection and programs that are available to them and to educate and promote the Breast Health movement. Breast Cancer Survivors stories focusing on women 25-85+ years of age; for all women of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.
Directed by Cameron Cairnes and Colin Cairnes
(2009, 19 min. Australia)
Kath has been looking for love in all the wrong places. Then, she finds herself in Chinatown. In the middle of a less than successful blind date, she overhears the soulful Cantonese singing of kitchen-hand, Ah Gong. Kath is intrigued. But is there more to Ah Gong than meets the eye? “Celestial Avenue” is an offbeat tale - part karaoke video, part cross-cultural comedy - about love, music and personal reinvention.
Léger Problème (Little inconvenience)
Directed by Hélène Florent
(2009, 9 min. Canada)
The life of an ordinary man seems to be very different on a day that seemed like every other day.
Directed by Jon Goldman
(2009, 9 min. U S A)
Relations between the United States and Iran take an unexpected turn when two senior diplomats and their interpreters meet for a closed-door session.
I Can Speak Swedish
Directed by Charlene Loh
(2009, 17 min. Australia)
Jane buys a used car, in which she finds items that provide her with the chance to communicate with a world she once feared. Hope is the same in any language.
The Enchanted Island
Directed by Noel Kearns
(2009, 20 min. Ireland)
Off the south-west coast of Ireland lies a small sheltered island with a mysterious ancient garden on it. People say it is a magical place and stories of mermaids living in the surrounding waters have often been told. No one live on the island except for a solitary gardener Brian. And every night he is left alone on this small enchanted island. Or is he?
An Unfinished Romance
Directed by Alison Heather
(2009, 10 min. Australia)
A gentle romantic comedy looking at the assumptions we make about other people, which make or break our sense of enchantment, the essence of romance.
THE WHO, WHAT AND WHERE OF IT:
The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) will present "HIP, HOT AND SHORT: SALUTING THE ART OF THE SHORT FILM" the Official 2009 Closing Night Presentation. The evening is hosted by the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation and will take place at the historic Columbus Theatre Arts Center, (270 Broadway) in Providence, RI. The reception is hosted by Pinelli-Marra Fine Caterers.
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2009.
Time: Film Screening begins at 6:00 p.m.; the reception starts at 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 for general admission. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first served basis.
RIIFF Closing Night Presentation and Reception
Film Screening and Award Presentation: 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Columbus Theatre Arts Center, 270 Broadway, PROVIDENCE
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