Rhode Island International Film Festival

No less than six Swiss films will be featured at this year’s Rhode Island International Film Festival, taking place August 4th through the 9th in Providence!

Event Details

Location

Metcalf Auditorium – RISD Museum, Chace Center
20 N Main Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903 United States

Date

August 04, 2015 - August 09, 2015

Cost

10 $ per screening

Swiss films are in the spotlight of the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival 2015! No less than six films made in Switzerland will be screened early August in Providence RI, supported by swissnex Boston.

 

Saturday, August 8th  4:45 – 6:05: Spotlight on Swiss Film, presented by swissnex Boston

Medcalf Auditorium, RISD Museum, Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

Dog Men

92 min, Western/Science Fiction, 2014. Directed by Dario Bischofberger and Mirko Bischofberger

In a not-too-distant future only a few homo sapiens are left. Struggling for survival they are forced to live from hunting the last remaining animals in the peripheral ruins of an advanced human civilization. But they are unaware of being stalked themselves by a mysterious scanner. A science-fiction story about hunting and being hunted, about extinction and survival, about dogs – and men.

The Gold Watch

7 min, Comedy, 2014. Directed by Joachim Nekagawa Straning

A tired middle-aged man walks into a grocery store and finds a magic pocket watch, with it he manages to stop time. He realizes that he can do whatever he wants and chooses to steal groceries from the store.

Coup de Grâce

8 min, Comedy, 205. Directed by Pascal Glatz

At a remote mountain lake a bound man with cemented shoes is being dragged to the water by two other men and his request for a coup de grace escalates into a clash. 

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Sunday, August 9th 12:15 PM

Medcalf Auditorium, RISD Museum, Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

Children of the Arctic

94 min, feature Documentary USA/Switzerland, 2014. Directed by Nick Brandestini

‘Children of the Arctic’ is a year-in-the-life portrait of five Native Alaskan teenagers coming of age in Barrow, Alaska – the northern-most community of the United States. As they embark on their journey into adulthood in and outside of Barrow, they wrestle with their roles as inheritors of a jeopardized culture. Their decisions are inseparably tied to the fate of their community. Who will carry the Iñupiat torch? Who will choose a more individualistic path? And what hangs in the balance?

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 RIIFF 2015

For more information visit the Film Festival’s website and find a full schedule here.

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