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French film festival kicks off at Cable Car

February 26, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The 13th annual Providence French Film Festival opened Thursday with a screening of “Flandres (Flanders)”, directed by Bruno Dumont, followed by Andre Techine’s “La fille du RER (The girl on the train).” The festival this year will consist of 18 different films, which are all “a little bit on the edge,” said Senior Lecturer in French Studies Shoggy Waryn.

Three alums receive prestigious fellowships for literature

February 26, 2010 Comments are Disabled

On Feb. 11, three Brown alums were awarded the prestigious MacColl Johnson Fellowship grant — which is one of the largest “no strings attached” grants for artists in the United States, according to the Rhode Island Foundation’s Web site.

Fang Island doesn’t dwell on the past

February 19, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Born of an independent study at the Rhode Island School of Design, rock band Fang Island is preparing to release its debut album on Sargent House Records Feb. 23. The self-titled record is a jolt, a surge of energy. It’s a call to get up and dance.

Where weather meets music and art

February 19, 2010 Comments are Disabled

“Musical Variations on Weather,” a unique blending of weather systems, musical scores and intricate sculpture by artist Nathalie Miebach, is on display at the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center Gallery through Feb. 26.

Rushdie urges free speech, dissent

February 17, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Internationally recognized British-Indian author and political activist Salman Rushdie spoke to a diverse audience in an overflowing Salomon 101 about freedom of speech, India’s future and literature’s relationship with politics.

Work of M.F. Husain displayed on campus

February 15, 2010 Comments are Disabled

If you haven’t checked out the newly renovated Pembroke Hall yet, now there is an extra incentive — an exhibit of the works of Maqbool Fida Husain, considered India’s most famous living painter.

Professors shimmy into spotlight

February 15, 2010 Comments are Disabled

There’s something vaguely disconcerting about seeing the professors you know and respect dressed in fancy suits and spangled dresses, whirling around on the dance floor — for the first 10 minutes, you long for the comfort of chalk-dusted blazers and lecture halls.

Film fest brings Israel to College Hill

February 12, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The second-annual Israeli Film Festival of College Hill begins on Saturday with the Providence premiere of the Oscar-nominated film “Ajami.” For the committee of nine students who organized the festival, the seven films to be featured will serve to portray Israel in a cultural — as opposed to a political — light.

Curtain rises on PW’s thrilling ‘Wait Until Dark’

February 12, 2010 Comments are Disabled

“Wait Until Dark,” which opens Friday night at Production Workshop and runs through Monday, is an emotional thrill from beginning to end.Alone in her apartment, a recently blinded Susy Hendrix (Leah Cogan ’13) falls victim to a trio of con men. Believing that a heroin-filled doll is at her house, the men make Susy the target of their manipulative games and test her limits. 

Alum’s documentary on Soviet era hits Sundance

February 12, 2010 Comments are Disabled

“My Perestroika,” a documentary that director Robin Hessman ’94 described as an “unusual look of life behind the Iron Curtain,” was featured in the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, at the end of January.