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RI International Horror Film Festival: SPOOKILY FANTASTIC LITERARY ADAPTATIONS
Friday, October 26, 2012
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Auditorium (3rd Floor)
Gray Matter | Directed by James B. Cox |17 min. U S A, 2011
Adapted from the Steven King short story. Gray Matter explores the troubled teenage life of Issac. His father, David is an amputee, war veteran who medicates his post-traumatic stress disorder with alcohol. Driven away by David's abuse, Issac's mother abandons them, which only exacerbates David's sickness. Issac copes with his problems by acting out in school and tells lies to everyone around him. But when his father begins to transform into a monster... his lies come back to haunt him.
The Soul Never Sleeps | Directed by Chris Peters | 2 min. U S A, 2012
Chris Peters is a classically trained artist based in Los Angeles, with numerous collectors in the music and film industries. To complement his recent exhibition of new paintings at Paul Booth's Last Rites Gallery in New York City, Mr. Peters created this short film 'The Soul Never Sleeps'. It was designed to invoke the same mood and atmosphere as the other 12 pieces, acting as the exhibition's '13th Painting.'
Her Heart Still Beats | Directed by Christopher Di Nunzio | 25 min. U S A, 2011
Adapted from Edgar Allen Poe’s “A Tell Tale Heart.” When Ed's wife comes home early from work one day he becomes overtaken by a strange feeling when he looks into her eyes. Disturbed or possibly just paranoid, Ed becomes possessed with his wife's eyes and struggles to understand these feelings. Is she evil or is he insane? They may not have enough time to find out.
Wonderland, A True Story | Directed by Dana Al Mojil 38 min. Kuwait, 2011
“Wonderland” is an adaptation of Lewis Carroll's ' Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and through the Looking-Glass', set in Kuwait. It highlights the similarities between modern Kuwait and Wonderland. The film starts when Alice notices that the Ace ' in playing cards ' says one and equals 11. Changing it back to 1 will be her mission that drives her through the hierarchy of change in Kuwait. On her way, for better or worse, she meets the Cheshire cat, the mad hatter , Mos'ad and Mes'ed ' tweedle Dee and tweedle Dum', the caterpillar, the joker and the queen which will shape the outcome of her journey.
Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.