The Rabbi Marc Jagolinzer Jewish Experience Series
ARTS & CULTURE: SHAPING THE FUTURE, REFLECTING THE PAST
Part of the Annual Roving Eye International Film Festival
The Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival has partnered with Roger Williams University (RWU), to present its Fall-edition of the annual Roving Eye International Film Festival. The popular and acclaimed Festival celebrating global cinema and artists, announces its 2020 Fall sidebar program, the Rabbi Marc Jagolinzer Jewish Experience Series through short films, documentary, media and guest speakers. This year’s Jewish Experience theme is “ARTS AND CULTURE: Shaping The Future, Reflecting, The Past,” and is presented by a grant from the Helene And Bertram Bernhardt Foundation.
The event takes place virtually November 30-December 6th. This year’s programming explores representations of the Jewish experience in Israel, across the globe and the Holocaust through 18 premiere films. George T. Marshall, Adjunct Professor of Communications and Film Studies at Roger Williams University and Shawn Quirk, Program Director at Flickers organized the series. The program will include conversations with Andy Smith, writer/journalist; Steven Feinberg, executive director of the Rhode Island Film/TV Office; Andrew Lund, director of the Integrated Media Arts - MFA Program at Hunter College; and Rachel Goldberg, filmmaker/screenwriter. The virtual series is free and open to the public!
"In showcasing these dynamic films, this series tells the stories of the Jewish experience globally,
creating a space for dialogue and discussion about the plethora of perspectives and identities that define Jewish culture,” said George T. Marshall.
The Fall 2020 Jewish Experience sidebar of the Roving Eye International Film Festival is Presented in partnership with Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, Helene and Bertram Bernhardt Foundation, the RWU Department of Communication, Graphic Design and Web Development, Dean Jeffrey L. Meriwether, RWU School of Humanities, Arts and Education, the RWU Film Production Collaborative and RWU Hillel.
Roger Williams University located in Bristol, R.I. is a leading independent, coeducational university with programs in the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community- and globally-minded citizens. With 42 academic majors, an array of co-curricular activities and study abroad opportunities on six continents, RWU is an opencommunity dedicated to the success of students, commitment to a set of corevalues and providing a world-class education above all else. In the last decade, the University has achieved unprecedented successes including recognition as one of the best colleges in the nation by Forbes, a College of Distinction by Student Horizons, Inc. and as both a best college in the Northeast and one of the nation’s greenest universities by The Princeton Review. For more information, go to: www.rwu.edu.
ABOUT FLICKERS' RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:
The Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent cinema, earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers last year. Ranked as one of the top 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is a qualifying festival for both the Live Action, Animation and Documentary Short Film Academy Awards through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the Canadian Screen Awards.. There are only 10 film festivals worldwide that share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England. The Festival takes place every August.
For more information about the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, running August 9-15, 2021 at The Vets (formerly Veterans Memorial Auditorium) and other locations throughout the state of Rhode Island and virtually, please visit our website at www.RIFilmFest.org or call 401.861.4445.
RWU PARKING INFORMATION:From Providence: Take Routes 136 South or 114 S passing campus on the left. Take a left at the traffic light just before the Mount Hope Bridge, onto Old Ferry Road. Take the first right into the parking lot.
From Newport: Take 114N over the Mount Hope Bridge and take the first right off the bridge onto Old Ferry Road. Take the first right into the parking lot.
Guests should enter through the main entrance at the fountain. they will be able to obtain a guest parking pass. Lot 24a will be blocked off for guests of the festival. Proceed through the main entrance through to the lot 24a on left. This event will take place in the Global Heritage Hall.
The Fall Jewish Experience sidebar of the Roving Eye Festival is presented in partnership with Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Helene and Bertram Bernhardt Foundation, the RWU School of Humanities, Arts and Education, Dean Cynthia Scheinberg, RWU Department of Communication, Graphic Design and Web Development, Dr. Robert Cole, Department Chair, WQRI, and RWU Hillel.