Rhode Island International Film Festival: Documentary Feature

Thursday, August 10, 2017

3:30 PM-4:45 PM

Cost: PPL Screenings are Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Thu, 2017-08-10 15:30 - 16:45

Documentary Feature

Finding Heaven Under Our Feet: Making Modern Dance

Chris Engles 2017

68 min. | USA

Finding Heaven Under Our Feet: Making Modern Dance, a feature-length documentary film, is a journey through time. Choreographer and dance historian, Dr. Jody Weber describes the roots of modern dance in the expressive dance movement of 19th century Boston, illustrating the art form’s ties to the early 20th century women's rights movement. Seeing herself as an heir to these early innovators, Weber works with her Somerville-based dance company to address the elusive nature of the genre through community engagement, audience education and the ability of artists to use their work to tackle social and cultural issues, such as climate change and our relationship with the planet.



Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Short

Dolby Presents: Escape

Brandon Oldenburg, Limbert Fabian 2016

5 min.  USA

After crash landing on a desolate planet, a lone space explorer must find a way to make her new home habitable. Using innovation, grit and courage, she casts out the darkness in this new land. Escape honors the artistic drive and invention that brings life to any creative endeavor.