On August 7th at the Providence Public Library, “America’s Forgotten Heroine: Ida Lewis, Keeper of the Light” will be showing at 3pm as part of the Rhode Island International Film Festival.
“America’s Forgotten Heroine: Ida Lewis, Keeper of the Light“: America’s Forgotten Heroine tells the dramatic – and forgotten – story of this country’s most famous lighthouse keeper and one of the bravest women in American maritime history — Ida Zoradia Lewis. Told for the first time on film, this historical documentary resurrects her story of both fame and isolation. Narrated by Marilyn Murphy Meardon as the elder Ida, it is shot in HD and features compelling interviews (including with Ida biographer Lenore Skomal), animation of Ida’s dramatic rescues, and historical photographs and illustrations. This film renews the national memory of Ida Lewis and returns her to her rightful place in American maritime history.
Now in its 18th year, FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival™ (RIIFF) will take place August 5-10, 2014. The Festival has become a leading juried competition showcase for international independent filmmakers and their work. In 2013, Flickers screened 216 cinematic works in six days to large and appreciative crowds. The films screened came from 65 countries, and 36 states in the United States. During the 2013 Festival, there were 55 World and US/North American Premieres. A total of 21 Narrative Feature, 43 Feature/Documentaries and 152 Short Films were screened. Following months of adjudication and review, Festival films were selected from over 5,114 submissions.