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Films

Festivals, Collections, Screenings, and more.

Through the generous sponsorship by the Rhode Island International Film Festival, the JAC is home to a Third Thursdays short film program, collaborative screenings of the Manhattan Short Film Festival selections as well as other unique film events.

Upcoming Films

Pell Documentary Photo

Pell Documentary

04/20/2017
7pm

PELL Documentary

Thursday, April 20th, 7 pm

$10 at the Door

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PELL tells the inspiring story of Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell and his fight, against all odds, to give every student the opportunity to get a higher education regardless of their economic background.

PELL takes you from the mansions of Newport to the dramatic behind the scenes legislative conference in 1972 to recount how a wealthy, unassuming Senator from Rhode Island reached across party lines and was able to get the House and the Senate members to vote for the passage of the Pell Grant Legislation. From his early days in the Coast Guard, Senator Claiborne Pell sought to help his fellow seamen get access to the kind of college education that he received at  Princeton.

PELL details his fervent request to bring the Pell Grants – financial aid for each and every student – to fruition.

Directed by Steven Feinberg, Produced by Elyse Katz and Steven Feinberg
www.pellthemovie.com

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Robert Shaw, Man of Many Voices Photo

Robert Shaw, Man of Many Voices

05/18/2017
7 PM

ROBERT SHAW, Man of Many Voices
a film on the music, life, and legacy of Robert Shaw

Thursday, May 18th, 7 pm

$10 at the Door

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Trailer here

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Past Films

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