Join us for films from the 19th Annual Rhode Island International Festival!
Wednesday August 5th 7:00pm
Art House (88 min.) Directed by Don Freeman. Some artists don’t just create masterpieces-they live in them. A journey into the private worlds created by some of America’s most eminent artists and designers, including: Wharton Esherick, Raoul Hague, Henry Chapman Mercer, George Nakashima, Henry Varnum Poor, Constantino Nivola, Paolo Soleri, and Russel Wright. Each of the homes and studios of these mavericks are deeply imbued with the unique vision of its creator, and a physical embodiment of what it means to be an artist, and to live an integrated life dedicated to art. More info: www.arthousethefilm.com
Preceded by: Big Boy (5 minutes) Directed by Bryan Campbell. A young boy’s first solo excursion into a highway rest stop bathroom takes surprising and hilarious turns. More info: www.goldenboydigital.com/big-boy.
Thursday August 6th 7:00pm
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (92 min.) Directed by James Rogan and Roger Graef. This documentary follows the incomparable comedic stars of Monty Python as they reunite for a marathon ten shows at The O2, London in July 2014. With never before seen archive footage, interviews with the “Pythons” and footage of their reunion tour, this is a uniquely intimate documentary about comedy’s original super group. Minus Graham Chapman who passed away in 1989, the humor, chaos and passion that went into Monty Python is still alive and well via the five surviving stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. More info: www.montypython.com. Preceded by: Myrna the Monster (14 min.) Directed by Ian Samuels. A heart-broken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into adult life in Los Angeles like any other 20-something. Based on the filmmaker’s feelings of alienation upon moving from the East coast to L.A.
Admission at the door $10.