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Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Contact: Philip Capobres, Artistic Director
SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival
131 Fruit Hill Ave #10
Providence, RI 02911

Providence, Rhode Island - March 23, 2010 - The second annual Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival (SENE) runs April 7-11 in Providence and Pawtucket, RI. This unique festival will feature over a dozen artists, nine musical performances and 88 short and feature-length films including a number of world, US and New England premieres. More than 70 filmmakers from around the world are scheduled to attend.

SENE kicks off this year's festival on Wednesday, April 7 with a lively art, music and film event at PeaceLove Studios in Pawtucket, RI. The event will feature an artists reception, live music by Dave Yules, an experimental films showcase, a special preview of coming attractions and the premiere of a short documentary about PeaceLove Studios. Artists selected by SENE include Joe Niderno, Rebecca Flores, Joanne Thorne Arnold, C. A. Millner, Larisa Colantonio, Joyce Smith, Jay Gidwitz, Anne Tait, Alene Schneierson, Michelle Gates and Steven Subotnick. Admission is $10 and includes food, wine, beer and a free pass to any film program during the festival.

Artwork will remain on exhibit at PeaceLove through Sunday afternoon, when the festival celebrates the artists with a second exhibition that includes live music by Jose Docen and Mark Taber and poetry readings by Jay Walker and Rebecca Flores-Amado.

SENE members and invited guests will be attending the Limelight VIP party on Thursday, April 8 at the Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown. This exclusive event will feature live music by Steven Palumbo and Dan Lilley & Scatman and include hors d'oeuvres, wine & beer. Members who join by April 7 are welcome to attend.

Additional musicians performing at various SENE parties and events this year include P.S. Rock, Kim Trusty and Fighting the Influence.

From Friday, April 9 through Sunday, April 11, the festival will screen 24 film programs, including ten features, six documentary programs and eight short film programs. Filmmakers will be on hand at most screenings to answer questions from the audience. Film venues include the Cable Car Cinema in Providence and the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center's Slater Mill Theater in Pawtucket. Film programs are $8 ($5 for students, seniors and members).

Kids from ages 8 to 15 can try out their "pirate" acting skills in front of the camera at the Screen Stealers Workshop on Sunday, April 11 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the YMCA in downtown Pawtucket. The program costs $10 or 5 for $40.

Festival sponsors include Fidelity Investments, Greylock Partners, NBC10, Motif Magazine and Cardi's Furniture. Event sponsors include Bella Consulting & Events, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Narragansett Beer, Chelo's Banquets & Catering, World of Wines and Magic Hat Beer.

Please visit www.senefilm.org or call 401-603-0252 for program and membership information.
(This is not an RIFC Production)


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