“Andrew and Wendy“: Andrew, a 55-year-old musician, is in a coma when his loving wife, Wendy, knowing his deep connection to music, plays Bach’s St Mathew Passion for him in a last ditch effort to bring him back. Miraculously Andrew stabilizes and wakes up a few days later. This film analyzes the mysterious healing powers of music as Andrew returns to the ICU where his life almost ended bringing music to its desperately ill patients.
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.