On Friday afternoon, October 20TH, at 3:30 p.m. fantasy, horror, sci-fi and film fans will want to be at the Global Heritage Hall, Room 01, Roger Williams University in Bristol. A special industry program entititled "The Singularity of Imagination …" provides audiences with the opportunity to meet one of the movers and shakers in the national film production scene.
Rhode Island has become known as the Independent state for film. Starting with the foundation provided by the film and media programs at our colleges and universities, and the unique talent base of creative artists who have made their homes here. The Ocean State has built a reputation as a one-stop film studio. Among such notable filmmakers as Wes Anderson, Woody Allen and the Farrelly Brothers, and others who have made their films within the Ocean State.
"The Singularity of Imagination …" this year will feature guest Robert Capron.
Moderated by George T. Marshall, Executive Director, Flickers
ABOUT TODAY'S GUEST:
Starting out with parts in productions at a local theater company while still attending elementary school in his native Rhode Island, young actor Robert Capron began appearing on the big screen in his tween years. After minor parts in the feature comedy "Bride Wars" and the canine-centric drama "Hachiko: A Dog's Story," both released during 2009, Capron made a huge career leap when he was cast as Rowley Jefferson, the best friend of awkward main character Greg Heffley in the Hollywood movie version of Jeff Kinney's best-selling children's book "Diary of a Wimpy Kid."
Capron's performance as the endearingly immature Rowley garnered him considerable attention, and the youthful actor soon appeared in the big-budget fantasy film "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel. In 2011, Capron reprised his role as Rowley in the well-received sequel "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" and turned up in an episode of the horror-themed TV show "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour" as a boy obsessed with tracking down a phantom ice-cream truck. Given the success of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" movies, Capron subsequently signed on to the third installment in the series, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days." Robert currently has a recurring role as Mason on the CBS series, “Elementary.”
The RWU Film Production Collaborative will host the free event.
Please be sure to register in advance as seating is limited.
Support for the Forum has been provided by the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, the RWU Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences, Dean Robert Cole, Associate Dean Roberta Adams, the RWU Film Production Club, and the RWU Department of Student Programs and Leadership.
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 University of Rhode Island Harrington School of Communications and Media, The URI College of Arts &
Sciences, The Film Media Program, and the URI Feinstein
College of Continuing Education are proud sponsors of
the Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival.