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"THE NEWPORT EFFECT"
CELEBRATING NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND'S 375TH BIRTHDAY WITH A SPECIAL SCREENING
The Pell Center at Salve Regina University's Story in the Public Square program partners with the Rhode Island International Film Festival for an afternoon of cinematic storytelling featuring the documentaries “The War Photographers” and “The Newport Effect” in historic downtown Newport, R.I.
Folk music and war photography may not seem to have much in common, but both are media used to publicly share the human experience. It is only fitting that these two important movies be screened together in Newport, which has witnessed war, peace and plenty of music over its long history.
The afternoon begins with “The War Photographers,” which recounts the personal experiences of award-winning photojournalists who risk their lives covering conflict in the world’s most dangerous war zones, past and present, including Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan and the Middle East.
The following film screening, “The Newport Effect,” chronicles the history of the legendary Newport Folk Festival and its profound impact on the world of folk music and social activism. What better way to celebrate the City by the Sea's 375th Birthday!
Infamous as the place where Bob Dylan 'went electric' in 1965, the reach of the festival goes far beyond that iconic moment. “The Newport Effect” is narrated by Joan Armatrading and features segment narrations by artists who have played the Newport Folk Festival—Rosanne Cash, Michael Doucet, Steve Earle, Angelique Kidjo, Pokey LaFarge, Tom Morello, Mavis Staples andLucinda Willimas.
The afternoon will include discussion and appearances by the filmmakers. SIPS director G. Wayne Miller, a writer and documentary filmmaker, will serve as moderator.
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FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent cinema, earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. RIIFF is widely recognized as a credentialed, industry-friendly launch pad for the work of exceptional emerging talent. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers last year. Ranked as one of the top 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is also a qualifying festival for the Short Film Academy Award and the Short Documentary Academy Award through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. There are 19 film festivals worldwide which share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England. RIIFF is truly a place where the stars align! The Festival takes place every August. For more information about the festival, please visit www.rifilmfest.org.