Morning Coffee Talk Series
RIIFF MORNING INDUSTRY FORUMS
Called "Between Takes" These Morning Coffee Talks Will Include
A Range Of Topical Discussions For Visiting Filmmakers And Film Buffs
Providence, RI (July 28, 2002) The Rhode Island International
Film Festival will once again host a series of morning industry
gatherings during this yearŐs fest, August 7-12, 2002. The forums are
called "Between Takes," and are open to the general public.
Designed to provide a free exchange between filmmakers, artists and
members of the industry, these morning coffee talks are literally about
open and free-wheeling colloquia," said Jim McCabe, RIIFF's Special
Program Director. "Between Takes are casual morning get-togethers
that are an easy way to network, find out what is hot and new in the
industry, and plan your day for a great line-up of film fest screenings!
will take place at the Columbus Cinématheque, 270 Broadway, Providence,
at 9:30 a.m. during the Festival. Admission is $5.00 per person and
includes light refreshments. Seating is limited and tickets will be
sold first-come, first-served basis.
The Line Up for 2002:
Thursday, August 8
FILMMAKER TO FILMMAKER
An open mike of sorts for visiting filmmakers. Sure to make for great
dialogue, the order of business will be the ins and outs of the indie
marketplace, new technologies, the future of film as an acquisition
source, the growing myth of the film festival circuit (how much is too
much--or what do the festivals actually accomplish), financing and all
the things not printed in any book about making a living and fulfilling
your dreams in the film industry. Yikes.
Moderated by Festival Executive Director, George T. Marshall
Friday, August 9
HOW MOVIES ARE REALLY MADE, WHAT THEY DON'T TEACH IN FILM SCHOOL
Depending who you are, and where you went, it could be a lot. Meet Mark
Maine, Chairman & CEO, Angelic Entertainment, Inc. who is premiering
"The Month of August" at RIIFF. Featuring Mackenzie Astin,
Allie Hillis and Candy Clark, the light hearted romantic-comedy has
its own backstory that Maine will share. Visiting guest directors will
also participate. We promise not to scare you, but sometimes truth a
stranger than any fiction.
Saturday, August 10
THE ART OF JAPANESE ANIME
The elements that make for an international phenomenon Anime has become
an American and international phenomenon in recent years. Its popularity
is due to a bold, outrageous visual style, combined with outlandish
stories. In this special extended edition, we'll screen the Japanese
animated series GOKUDO: SWORDSMAN EXTRAORDINAIRE and add a bit more
to the mix.
Script-adapter and dubbing director Bill Timony, whose previous work
has screened at the Festival, will host the screening and be joined
by several of the American voice-over actors who dubbed GOKUDO.
As for the film itself, GOKUDO is a raucous parody of adventure-quest
stories like LORD OF THE RINGS. This popular genre style is robustly
skewered in GOKUDO by featuring, instead of a traditional hero as protagonist,
a rude jerk.
The version of GOKUDO that the RIIFF will screen is the English language-dubbed
and Mission Statement
The Providence Film Festival
Films Screened at RIIFF