The Shortest Day ...
The Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival takes part in France’s 3rd annual global film festival with free screenings; the only screenings in the United States
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (December 11, 2013) – Flickers: The Rhode Island International Film Festival in a special collaboration with the Consulat Général de France à Boston will present “The Shortest Day” (Le jour le plus court) on Saturday, December 21st. Flickers will showcase "The Shortest Day" program in the only 3 venues within the United States (all in Rhode Island). The program has been developed in collaboration with the Alliance Française de Providence, the Providence Public Library in Providence and the Rogers Free Library in Bristol. All screenings are free to the general public and will feature family-friendly films.
“The Shortest Day” (Le jour le plus court) is a global French film festival organized by the CNC, Le Centre National du Cinéma et de L’image Animée (the National Center of Cinematography and Moving Image).
“The Shortest Day” (Le jour le plus court) will take place on the day of the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2013, a fitting time to celebrate the art of the short film, and promote its artistic merit worldwide.
“It is a great honor that Flickers is the only organization in the United States invited to participate in this special day of short film screenings across the Globe,” said Shawn Quirk, RIIFF Program Director. “We take great pride in wonderful international programming we are able to present, and ‘Le jour le plus court’ is a perfect complement to our mission.”
(To see the list of global participants, go to this URL: http://lejourlepluscourt.com/index.php?page=afficher_carte&lang=fr).
“We are very excited to be partnering with Flickers for the third edition of The Shortest Day (Le jour le plus court). As part of the Consulate’s cultural mission, we actively promote all types of cinema and we place great importance in showcasing French short films to the greater public. While all too often under-estimated or overlooked, the short film is a vibrant and thriving format in the world of cinema today, and it deserves a great deal of recognition.” Eric Jasserman, chargé de mission artistique, Consulat Général de France à Boston."
As part of this unique international event, Flickers will screen seven celebrated French short films representing a diverse collection shining a light on the pleasures found within these eternal bonds that make us ever so much human. These include: “Edmond était un âne,” directed by Franck Dion, 2012; “Ce n'est pas un film de cow-boys,” directed by Benjamin Parent, 2011; “Walking on the Wild Side," directed by Fiona Gordon, 2000; “La Lettre,” directed by Michel Gondry, 2007; “Le Trop petit prince,” directed by Zoia Trofimova, 2001; “Cul de Bouteille,” directed by Jean-Claude Rozec, 2010; and “Patakès,” directed by Julie Rembauville, 2011.
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“The Shortest Day” (Le jour le plus court) screenings will take place on December 21, 2013 at the following venues in Rhode Island:
12:30 p.m. - Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903,
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1:00 p.m. - Rogers Free Library
525 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809
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7:00 p.m. - Alliance Française de Providence
928 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908
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All screenings will be free of charge and open to the public!
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