RIIFF Third Thursdays: Local Shorts


1st: Island Nurse, 2nd: Balloon Sculpting

Enjoy a screening of local short films from the Rhode Island International Film Festival!


Balloon Sculpting (6 min) Directed by Carla Ricci. Janice Lee Kelly has combined her love of sculpture and color with the malleability of balloons to create a series of sculptures that will take our breath away. More info: www.carlaricci.com

Dreamers (12 min) Directed by Joseph Dwyer. A young boy and girl have a mutual passion for rocketry which they
pursue into adulthood and maintain their joy of space and for each other.More info: www. facebook.com/ dreamersthemovie

Island Nurse (50 min) Directed by Susan Hagedorn. An inspiring documentary on Block Island’s longtime resident and nurse Mary Donnelly who, for years, was the only medical provider on the island. After nearly 60 years, Mary continues to attend to Block Island’s residents, visiting patients and living a life of courage, resilience, and heart.
More info; www.seedworksfilms.org

Quality Testers (3 min) Directed by Gabriel Sunday. Rhode Island’s go-to store for bargains, Ocean State Job Lot, has a riotous pair of intern product testers whose antics are explored as they test a few of the store’s products under quality controller Jim’s tutelage.

Stumped (4 min) Directed by Carla Ricci. A look at woodworker Michael Gloor’s techniques and stunning art pieces which he creates from things a lot of us throw away or burn in our fireplaces. More info: www.carlaricci .com

Why Do I Study Physics (4 min) Directed by Xiangjun Shi. Animated. Enchanted by the idea of perfection, a RISD student finds that while seeking a rational world, irrationality shadows every step in this stunning look at the nature and philosophy of physics.

$10 donation at the door.

Jamestown Arts Center | Location: 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835 | Mailing Address: PO Box 97, Jamestown,
Rhode Island 02835 | for more Information call: (401) 560-0979 or email


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