RI International Film Festival at PPL!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Thu, 2014-08-07 15:00 - 17:00

America's Forgotten Heroine: Ida Lewis, Keeper of the Light

Marian Gagnon, Director  -  2014

America’s Forgotten Heroine tells the dramatic – and forgotten – story of this country’s most famous lighthouse keeper and one of the bravest women in American maritime history -- Ida Zoradia Lewis. Told for the first time on film, this historical documentary resurrects her story of both fame and isolation. Narrated by Marilyn Murphy Meardon as the elder Ida, it is shot in HD and features compelling interviews (including with Ida biographer Lenore Skomal), animation of Ida’s dramatic rescues, and historical photographs and illustrations. This film renews the national memory of Ida Lewis and returns her to her rightful place in American maritime history.
45 minutes

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