Vortex Film Festival Special Screening: The Open

Thursday, October 20, 2016

7:00 PM-8:45 PM

Cost: Tickets: $10.00 on-line or at the door

RISD Museum Auditorium
South Main Street, Providence, RI

Thu, 2016-10-20 19:00 - 20:45

The Open | Marc Lahore, Director | 103 min. | France, 2016.

Bombs have exploded. War is global. Yet André and Stéphanie won't give up: Roland Garros is their life, the reason why they live -their history. And come what may, they will organize their Open, whatever the cost.

Even without rackets, even without balls, by the sheer strength of their faith. They believe in it. So hard that they could even convince Ralph -a guerilla from the the plain- to join them, lay down his weapons, take his racket once more and try his luck in the final: Roland Garros!

 Three misfits, playing air tennis in the middle of nowhere, strive to dream -even though life is turning into a farce, even though the world is coming to an end.


An amazing film that really champions the values of Tennis, sportsmanship, and the what makes us human.  It's with great pleasure that we donate a portion of the proceeds to the  Alliance Francaise de Providence, The RI Historical Society and the Providence Public Library as part of RIIFF's Community Outreach initiatives. 

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