Topic: Film

The documentary “Free Solo” depicts rock climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to summit a 3,000-foot mountain face without any equipment.

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‘Free Solo’ offers slow-burning thrills

December 7, 2018 0 comments

The nerve-wracking film chronicles the journey of Alex Honnold, a famous U.S. rock climber, as he prepares to “free solo” El Capitan.

Chloë Sevigny plays Lizzie Borden in Craig Macneill’s new take on the 19th-century Massachusetts murders. Sevigny acts beside Kristen Stewart in her role as Bridget, the Borden family’s Irish maid.

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‘Lizzie’ hacks away at patriarchy

September 26, 2018 0 comments

From the very beginning of Craig Macneill’s film “Lizzie,” viewers are right behind the fierce female protagonist, played by Chloë Sevigny.

Cable Car closes after 42 years

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Cable Car closes after 42 years

July 28, 2018 0 comments

After 42 years of featuring films in a uniquely intimate setting, Cable Car Cinema and Cafe shut the doors of its 204 South Main St. location May 27, the owners announced in a Facebook post April 26. The closure comes at the tail end of negotiations with the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Film screening details attacks on hospitals as part of humanitarian crisis

April 10, 2018 0 comments

“The New Barbarianism” opens with panning shots of shelled rubble, all that remains of the once-thriving city of Aleppo, Syria.

John Krasinski’s ’01 ‘A Quiet Place’ makes little noise

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John Krasinski’s ’01 ‘A Quiet Place’ makes little noise

April 10, 2018 0 comments

In the first scene of “A Quiet Place,” the new film from actor and director John Krasinski ’01, a family tiptoes around an abandoned general store to gather a few necessities.

“Qyrq Qyz” brought together nine musicians who performed the musical compositions of Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky as Saodat Ismailova’s film projected behind them.

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Performance piece ‘Qyrz Qyz’ reimagines Central Asian epic tale

March 20, 2018 0 comments

Throughout last Wednesday night’s multimedia performance at the Rhode Island School of Design Auditorium entitled “Qyrq Qyz,” the composition of the stage shifted: The only set piece, a black mountain of fabric, was deconstructed and the performers rearranged positions and formations to the beat of the music.

Student-produced short presented at film festival

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Student-produced short presented at film festival

February 28, 2018 0 comments

“Toymaker,” a seven-minute animated short developed by Senior Lecturer in Computer Science Barbara Meier ’83 MS’87 and her students was accepted to the Athens Animfest 2018 film festival Feb. 16.

“Anybody in There,” produced by Brown Motions Pictures, was shown at the Quincy, Massachusetts independent film festival “Stories by the River.” The film depicts adolescent struggles with drug addiction.

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Five must-watch 2017 films ignored by Academy

February 27, 2018 0 comments

The Oscars are coming up this weekend and, as tradition dictates, many of the year’s best films will not be represented. But just because the Oscars are missing out does not mean you have to.

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ misses mark for fans of novel

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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ misses mark for fans of novel

November 26, 2017 0 comments

Deceptive simplicity defines most Agatha Christie novels.

‘Lady Bird’ soars, capturing life’s silly and strange glory

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‘Lady Bird’ soars, capturing life’s silly and strange glory

November 26, 2017 0 comments

Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson loves her mother. But she doesn’t like her mother.