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Friday, August 27, 2010

Pawtucket Arts and Crafts and Film / VFX Group

Pawtucket Film Festival Starting Saturday


For the next three weekends, the Pawtucket Film Festival will feature great music and movies, and a sneak peek into the film industry.  On Saturday, August 28th, the doors open at 5:30, kicking off the 11th annual festival at Tolman High School.  Beverages and light food will be provided throughout the festival, along with a tee-shirt, as part of the $10 admission fee.


On Saturday, don’t miss the music of Dennis Brennan, a cagey veteran who can electrify audiences with his ability to cross brilliantly from rock to soul, blues, country, and jazz. And later in the night, the Alloy Orchestra three man musical ensemble, will thrash and grind using a collection of peculiar objects to accompany the silent film classic, Metropolis.


Sunday’s location highlights the Blackstone Valley Visitor’s Center, where $10 will get a full day’s entertainment, including great music, film shorts, a feature film and discussions with the filmmakers.



Saturday’s Location:       William E. Tolman High School


150 Exchange St.
; Pawtucket, RI



Saturday, August 28

6:00 PM – Reception

6:30 PM – Music, Dennis Brennan

7:00 PM - Feature - Alloy Orchestra performing live musical to the silent film classic,




Sunday’s Location:          Blackstone Valley Visitor’s Center


175 Main St.
; Pawtucket, RI

                                                www.tourblackstone.com   401.724.2200


Sunday, August 29

12:00 PM - Music - Concord Ballet Orchestra Players

12:45 PM - Shorts

1:15 PM - Feature - Derailroaded (Doug Zwick)

3:30 PM - Reception

5:00 PM - Music - Christian McNeill

5:45 PM - Shorts

6:15 PM - Feature - If I Should Fall From Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story (Doug



**Festival will continue on September 4 & 5 and September 11 & 12

Video Folk Art for Kids in Pawtucket - Sept 4th at 2:00pm

Award-winning Pawtucket Based Filmmaker, Jacquie Schnabel returns to the Pawtucket Film Festival with her Video Folk Art Event for kids. Jacquie otherwise known as Madame Gertrude Lafayette McBean the Grand Duchess of Pawtucket brings her DIY filmmaking style which bridges the urban craft uprising movement and the independent film scene. Video Folk Art is collective storytelling. You are invited to come and make kid friendly video folk art. We will be picking stories, creating characters out of recycled materials, rehearsing and starring in video folk art films. The Costumes and characters used will be recycled into DVD packaging everyone gets a copy of all of the films they starred in.



VFX Group

The VFX Group had a great meeting last week. Notes are up on the discussion board here: http://www.rivfxgroup.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1326

Meetings will continue to take place on the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm, but they'll be moving to the new RIFC HQ at 172 Exchange St. in Pawtucket. If you're into VFX, we hope you'll join us!

We're also going to ask participants who'd like to take 5 minutes of the meeting to share a trick, tip or technique in a VFX related program of their choice to do that - volunteers are welcome, and should email Matt at matthewpaquin@yahoo.com



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