Flickers’ RI International Film Festival Set to Kick Off 21st Year in August

Thursday, January 26, 2017

 

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The 2017 Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival is will celebrate its 21st year this summer across the state of Rhode Island. 

The Festival will take place from August 8th to August 13th  and feature programming in Providence, Newport, Cranston, Warwick, East Greenwich, Cumberland, Woonsocket, Tiverton, and Westerly. 

The 2017 Festival will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Flickers Arts Collaborative, the creator of the Rhode Island International Film Festival. The Festival will include cinematic retrospectives from Flickers’ past that will be available at 1981 ticket pricing.

Opening night on August 8 will take place at the Providence Performing Arts Center. 

Festival passes are on sale now and are available online by clicking here. 

 

Related Slideshow: 50 Movies Made in Rhode Island

Film crews have been coming to Rhode Island for quite some time now. Check out 50 of the more popular selections below!

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Moonrise Kingdom

2012

Director: Wes Anderson

Cast: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray Frances McDormand

This Oscar nominated film features many local landmarks including Fort Wetherill State Park, Bayfield Farm, and the Conanicut Lighthouse.

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Mr. North

1988

Director: Danny Huston

Cast: Anthony Edwards, Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall

Shot in Newport, this comedy-drama features Anthony Edwards as a con man attempting to break into the 1920s Newport social scene. 

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There's Something About Mary

1998

Directors: Peter and Bobby Farrelly

Cast: Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller

Filmed partly in Providence, this movie was the highest-grossing comedy in 1998. 

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Federal Hill

1994

Director: Michael Corrente

Cast: Nicholas Turturro, Anthony DeSando, Libby Langdon

Set in Providence's Federal Hill neighborhood, the movie marks the directorial debut of Pawtucket native Michael Corrente.

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Age of Innocence

1993

Director: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder

This Oscar winning drama was partly filmed in Portsmouth.  

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True Lies

1994

Director: James Cameron

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold

The ballroom scenes in the movie were filmed at the Rosecliff Mansion in Newport.

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High Society

1956

Director: Charles Walters

Cast: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra

Nominated for two Academy Awards, the movie's opening shot features a flyover of Newport’s oceanfront mansions. 

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Thirteen Days

2000

Director: Roger Donaldson

Cast: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Steven Culp

This docudrama about the Cuban Missile Crisis was partly shot in Newport. 

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Little Children

2006

Director: Todd Field

Cast: Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Connelly, Jackie Earle Haley

Shot partly in Providence, this critically acclaimed drama received three Academy Award nominations, including a Best Lead Actress nod for Kate Winslet.

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R.I.P.D.

2013 

Director: Peter M. Lenkov

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon

A car chase for this action-comedy was filmed in downtown Providence.

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Amistad

1997

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Dijimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey

Shot at the Rosecliff Mansion in Newport and the State House in Providence, this drama received four Academy Award nominations in 1998. 

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Outside Providence

1999

Director: Michael Corrente

Cast: Shawn Hatosy, Amy Smart, Alec Baldwin

Filmed in multiple locations throughout Rhode Island, this movie is an adaptation of Peter Farrelly's 1988 novel of the same name.

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Me, Myself & Irene

2000

Directors: Peter and Bobby Farrelly

Cast: Jim Carrey, Renée Zellweger. Chris Cooper, Robert Forster, Richard Jenkins

Filmed in Newport, Narragansett, Jamestown, and Galilee, this comedy centers on a Rhode Island State Trooper played by Jim Carrey. 

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Evening

2007

Director: Lajos Koltai

Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Meryl Streep

The film was primarily set in Newport and included large portions shot at Gooseberry Beach.

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The Great Gatsby

1974

Director: Jack Clayton

Cast: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston, Bruce Dern

This Academy Award-winning drama was filmed in Newport at the Rosecliff Mansion on Bellevue Ave.

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Self Storage

2013

Director: Tom DeNucci

Cast: Eric Roberts, Jonathan Silverman, Michael Berryman, Tom DeNucci

Filmed in a self storage facility in East Greenwich, this horror-comedy marks the directorial debut of Cranston native Tom DeNucci. 

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27 Dresses

2008

Director: Anne Fletcher

Cast: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Åkerman, Ed Burns

Shot throughout Rhode Island, locations included the Rosecliff and Marble House mansions in Newport and a beach in Charlestown.

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Dan in Real Life

2007

Director: Anne Fletcher

Cast: Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook, Alison Pill

Filmed primarily in Jamestown, the movie also features the Point Judith Lighthouse in Narragansett.

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Hachi: A Dog's Tale

2009

Director: Lasse Hallström

Cast: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Jason Alexander

Filmed primarily in Bristol and Woonsocket, other locations included the Columbus Theater in Providence and the University of Rhode Island in Kingston.

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The Education of Charlie Banks

2007

Director: Fred Durst

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, Eva Amurri

Shot partially in Brown University in Providence, the movie marks the directorial debut of Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst.

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Meet Joe Black

1998

Director: Martin Brest

Cast: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani

Warwick's Aldrich Mansion served as the residence of Anthony Hopkins' character in the film. 

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Reversal of Fortune

1990

Director: Barbet Schroeder

Cast: Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Ron Silver

Jeremy Irons took home the Oscar for Best Actor for this drama, which was partly shot in Newport.

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Underdog

2007

Director: Frederik Du Chau

Cast: Jason Lee, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Warburton, Amy Adams

Shot entirely in Rhode Island, filming locations included Hope High School on the East Side of Providence.

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Tanner Hall

2009

Directors: Francesca Gregorini, Tatiana von Furstenberg

Cast: Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson

Shot in Providence and Newport, the film marks the the directorial debut of Brown University graduates Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg.

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Dumb and Dumber

1994

Directors: Peter and Bobby Farrelly

Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly

Scenes from the beginning of this comedy were filmed on location in Providence, including a shot of the Big Blue Bug.

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Irrational Man

2015

Director: Woody Allen

Cast: Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey

Shot entirely in Rhode Island, filming locations included the Chez Pascal: a cafe located on Hope Street in Providence. 

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Infinitely Polar Bear

2015

Director: Maya Forbes

Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky

Shot in Providence, this comedic drama tells the story of a manic-depressive man who tries to win his wife back by taking care of their two daughters while she attends business school.  

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Dumb and Dumber To

2014

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle

Scenes from the beginning of this comedy were filmed in Providence: including the iconic Big Blue Bug. 

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Exeter

2015

Director: Marcus Nispel

Cast: Brittany Curran, Stephen Lang, Kelly Blatz

This horror, thriller film, originally titled Blackmask, was filmed at to the Ladd School in Exeter which closed in the 1990s. 

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Bleed for This

2015

Director: Ben Younger

Cast: Miles Teller, Katey Sagal, Ciarán Hinds 

This film, telling the story of Vinny Paz nicknamed "The Pazmanian Devil", was filmed at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence. 

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Missing William

2014

Director: Kenn MacRae

Cast: Brandon Routh, Courtney Ford, Reid Scott

This movie shows scenic locations from around Rhode Island. 

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Subconscious

2015

Director: Georgia Hilton

Cast: Tim Abell, Aleisha Force, Tom Stedham

Some of the filming for this mystery thriller was done from Newport.

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Erebus

2014

Director: Rick Laprade

Cast: Michael Berryman, Michael A. LoCicero, Ally Tully

This water-based horror thriller uses Block Island's coastline as a backdrop. 

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Ten

2014

Directors: Sophia Cacciola, Michael J. Epstein

Cast: Jade Sylvan, Molly Carlisle, Molly Devon 

Parts of this horror mystery were filmed in Barrington.

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The Proposal

2009

Director: Anne Fletcher

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen

Although much of this movie was filmed in other states, part of this romantic comedy was filmed in Newport. 

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Lolita

1962

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Cast: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon

This highly controversial black comedy had filming locations in both Westerly and Newport. 

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Hall Pass

2011

Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly

Cast: Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Christina Applegate

This comedic romance had a filming location in Providence. 

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Mystic Pizza

1988

Director: Donald Petrie

Cast: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor

Although primarily filmed in Mystic, Connecticut, part of the movie was filmed at Watch Hill in Westerly. 

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Celeste & Jesse Forever

2012

Director: Lee Toland Krieger

Cast: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Elijah Wood

The wedding scene of this romantic comedy was filmed in Middletown. 

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Mermaids

1990

Director: Richard Benjamin

Cast: Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder

Although much of this movie was shot in Massachusetts, this dramatic comedy had a filming location in Pawtucket. 

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American Buffalo

1996

Director: Michael Corrente

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz, Sean Nelson

This movie drama was filmed in Pawtucket. 

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Wind

1992

Director: Carroll Ballard

Cast: Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey, Cliff Robertson

This sport related action drama had portions filmed in both Newport and Jamestown. 

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Kiss the Bride

2002

Director: Vanessa Parise

Cast: Amanda Detmer, Sean Patrick Flanery, Brooke Langton

Part of this movie was filmed at Watch Hill in Westerly. 

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They Were Expendable

1945

Director: John Ford, Robert Montgomery

Cast: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed

This world war two naval film had a portion of the movie shot from Melville in Portsmouth. 

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Tell Tale

2009

Director: Michael Cuesta

Cast: Josh Lucas, Lena Headey, Brian Cox

This Sci-fi horror film was shot in many locations around Rhode Island including Woonsocket, Pawtucket, Central Falls, and Providence

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Normal Adolescent Behavior

2007

Director: Beth Schacter

Cast: Amber Tamblyn, Ashton Holmes, Kelli Garner

This movie, which was an official selection of the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, was filmed in Rhode Island. 

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Murderball

2005

Directors: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro

Cast: Joe Soares, Keith Cavill, Mark Zupan

Part of this documentary about quadriplegics who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs was filmed in Providence. 

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The Clique

2008

Director: Michael Lembeck

Cast: Elizabeth McLaughlin, Ellen Marlow, Sophie Anna Everhard

This family comedy about a girl's struggles in middle school was filmed in Rhode Island. 

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November Criminals

2016

Director: Sacha Gervasi

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Ansel Elgort, Catherine Keener

This movie is set to come out in 2016. 

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Pretty Dead Things

2006

Director: Richard Griffin

Cast: Patrick Pitu, William DeCoff, Danielle Lozeau

This horror movie was filmed in Pawtucket, Providence, and Westerly.

 
 

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