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Friday, August 6, 2010

Premieres, Premieres and more Premieres!

Premieres, Premieres and more Premieres:

This is a great month to watch some amazing local entertainment! Read on for info about RIIFF, “Behind the Hedgerow,” “Sleather,” “TRUTH,” “The 48 Hour Film Project Best of Providence,” and :”Atomic Brain Invasion”

Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival

First, if you don’t already know, the RI International Film Festival is taking place this coming week, from August 10th to August 15th. It’s a great concentration of independent film sprinkled with guest speakers, mixers and more. The Festival has become a leading juried competition showcase for international independent filmmakers and their work and is one of only 65 film festivals worldwide that qualifies films for the ShortFilms category at the Academy Awards.

Tickets are available on the RIIFF site for “Behind the Hedgerow,” “Sleather,” and “TRUTH.” Check out the details at film-festival.org

Hedgerow Ahead

First, Tickets are now on sale for the World and Newport premieres of BEHIND THE HEDGEROW: Eileen Slocum and the Meaning of Newport Society, the exclusive and first-ever movie about the secret world of old-money aristocratic Newport and one of its  -- and Rhode Island’s and America’s -- most prominent families.

Both premieres will be followed by gala parties. Admission to these parties is included in the ticket price. The Newport premiere will be 2 p.m Aug. 14 at Bazarsky Hall, O’Hare Academic Center, Salve Regina University, Newport. Tickets are $30

The World Premiere will be 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the VMA Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, R.I., 02903. This screening is the feature event of the opening night of the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival. Tickets are $25, including the post-screening soirée.

Part history, part contemporary look, BEHIND THE HEDGEROW is told through the focus of Slocum, Newport’s last grand dame, who died in the summer of 2008. The film features the on-camera appearances of several members of Newport Society, many of whom have never appeared on the screen before.

BEHIND THE HEDGEROW is the second title from Eagle Peak Media, www.EaglePeakMedia.com, the production company founded in 2008 by writer/producer G. Wayne Miller and director David Bettencourt. George T. Marshall, RIIFF Executive Director, is the executive producer of BEHIND THE HEDGEROW.

This is not an RIFC production

Then, the long-awaited premiere of Sleather is on Saturday, August 14th.

Sleather is a comedic adventure about friends, family and fame  Three friends -- wisecracking dreamer Linus, lovable schemer JB, and practical thinker Charlie -- are on a quest. The friends are determined to do whatever it takes, however absurd, to help Linus become famous. Sleather was shot entirely in the Ocean State, a labor of love for both cast and crew 7 years in the making.

Sleather is for all audiences. “Sleather has been a long time coming. At its heart it’s an hour and a half escape from your everyday life that allows you to sit down and laugh at the mishaps of these three friends,” says Director Anthony Ambrosino. Producer Nick Delmenico adds, “I hope Sleather is a reminder for people to enjoy their life, what they’re doing with it and who they are spending it with.” 

Bring your kids or bring your grandma and get ready to laugh as you try to figure out, “What exactly is Sleather, anyway?”  Sleather is premiering at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, August 14, at 7:00 p.m.

The film and video production company The 989 Project is responsible for Sleather. For more information on the film visit, www.sleathermovie.com

This is an RIFC affiliated production

TRUTH: Fishing Crisis or Government Mismanagement

This film about the fishing industry, both in New England and around the nation, will premiere as the closing event of the festival on August 15th. Join the filmmakers and some of the cast from TV’s “The Deadliest Catch,” at an after party featuring deliciously prepared local seafood, and learn about the challenges facing independent, traditional fishermen in the modern ocean.

Produced by third-generation fisherman Brian Loftes and directed and edited by Dana Neugent, this documentary stars Sig Hansen of “The Deadliest Catch”

This film will be shown at the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium at 6:30pm on Sunday, August 15th.

This is an RIFC affiliated production

The 48 Hour Film Project Best of Providence

The winning shorts will be shown at the historic Park Cinema in Cranston, RI. Recently renovated at a cost of millions of dollars, the Park has an 1,800 seat capacity and a great screen and sound system. One ticket covers the screening, filmmaker QA and the after-party to mix with our intrepid local filmmakers. The films to be screened will be announced in another week – but whether you’re screening work or showing up to support other filmmakers, we hope you’ll be able to join us.

This one is on Saturday, August 21st, starting at 6 pm. Tickets are available now on the website – www.rifcfilms.com/shop.aspx . Tickets are $12 in advance, and will be $15 at the door (mostly because we have a lot of trouble coordinating odd amounts of change J ) – so get them now!

This is an RIFC event

Atomic Brain Invasion

The latest in Scorpio Films Releasing movie madness, from the folks (filmmakers Richard Griffin and Ted Marr) who brought you “Nun of That,” will premiere “Atomic Brain Invasion” on September 10th and 11th. Tickets have just gone on sale, and you can pick them up and learn more about the film on the website www.scorpiofilmreleasing.net

This is not an RIFC production

So start warming up your eyeballs – there’s a whole lot to watch in the next month!


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