Buddy, the Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Mayor

Buddy, the Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Mayor

Thursday, February 16th, 7:00 pm

Tickets are $10 at the Door



“Buddy”, an EMMY-award-winning documentary, paints a complex portrait of the often contradictory and always audacious public figure who became the youngest man and the first Italian-American to become mayor of Providence, Rhode Island. From his early promise as an attorney prosecuting organized crime to his success overseeing Providence’s “renaissance,” the film tracks Cianci’s entanglements with city council opposition, union skirmishes, personal scandals, and criminal indictments. The result is a fascinating study of American local politics and a surprising tale of a man who, in the words of one commentator, “had a city as his mistress.”



Cherry Arnold – Producer/Director/ Writer

Cherry Arnold, a Providence native, has produced and directed 2 feature length documentaries and four short films. Before returning to Rhode Island in 2002, Cherry lived in New York City where she was a marketing and business development executive for technology start-up companies. Currently, Cherry works full time as a real estate sales specialist for Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty.


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