“Island Nurse“:In this portrait of what it means to care, viewers follow Mary Donnelly who has been the state nurse of Block Island, RI for over 55 years. Filmed against the beautiful landscape of a rural New England island, 85-year old Mary visits patients, talks about her experience as a public health nurse all the while affirming why she’s loved by so many on the island.
“Restoring Smith Hill“: Restoring Smith Hill explores the model of neighborhood restoration in Providence, Rhode Island through the Smith Hill Community Development Corporation. Both the physical and social realms of this invigorating process are detailed through interviews with those committed to rejuvenating this once blighted neighborhood.
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.