Providence Children's Film Festival Screening and Sound Workshop: Modern Times

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Tue, 2015-02-17 13:00 - 16:00

The Providence Children’s Film Festival returns for its sixth season on February 12, delighting audiences with innovative, imaginative films from independent filmmakers in Rhode Island and around the world.  This year we are thrilled to present a juried collection of 18 feature-length films (including 2015 Academy Award nominee Song of the Sea), over 75 short films, and nearly a dozen film talks and presentations planned to deepen the movie-watching experience.


Family films and activities

February 17 – 20.

Providence Public Library and Providence Community Library will present films inspired by the programming of past Providence Children’s Film Festivals. To complement the library film screening, Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) will join us to present a film activity that will encourage young people to learn about and practice some basic film making concepts. A film talk will also follow each screening.

Providence Public Library will present:

1 PM    A RIMOSA Workshop

The Incredible Perception of Sound: The Art and Science of Auditory Perception

Learn that things are not always as they sound, while exploring the intricacies of human perception. In small groups, experiment with a variety of materials, such as cornstarch, dried peas, and tissue paper to make as many sounds as you can. Using movie clips, create your own soundtrack and sound effects using the sound techniques you discovered!

(Please call Louise at 455-8134 to sign up for this RIMOSA workshop.  Ages 8+.  Space is limited.)

2 - 4 PM - Film Screening & Talk: Modern Times

All ages. Directed by Charlie Chaplin / (USA, 1936) / 86 min

Once dubbed “the most famous man in the world,” Charlie Chaplin has long been recognized as one of the preeminent icons of both comedy and cinema. From 1914 until 1967, Chaplin wrote, directed, produced, and starred in over 80 films, quickly advancing from basic slapstick to a unique comic style—immaculately constructed, deeply human, and always hilarious. Modern Times is one of his most acclaimed works that can make a child (or the child in us) laugh with abandon while truly empathizing with the down and out Tramp. Because of its cultural significance, Modern Times was selected by the Library of Congress in 1989 for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket for stamping at Library.

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