THE PROVIDENCE ART AND DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL IS A CURATED FILM SERIES FOCUSED ON DIVERSE DISCIPLINES WITHIN ART AND DESIGN.

 

The mission of the festival is to showcase artists, designers, craftspeople, collectors, curators and makers from around the world while entertaining, educating, and reflecting on the influence art and design have on community, history, politics, personal expression and our contemporary landscape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell
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    The Extraordinary Life and work of photographer Rosamond Purcell. Q&A with Rosamond Purcell. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • Handmade with Love in France
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    Tribute to last surviving Parisian Ateliers that supply Couture houses with hand-made accessories. This film shows with Awana. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • Naoshima: Dream on the Tongue
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    A small Japanese Island finds economic revival through contemporary art. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • Don't Blink- Robert Frank
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    The remarkable life and work of photographer Robert Frank. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • Concrete Love: The Boehm family
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    Family Portrait of three generations of German architects. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • Eva Hesse
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    Biography of the Painter Eva Hesse. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • Heironymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil
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    Exploration of the secrets within the paintings of Heironymous Bosch. Screening at the Newport Art Museum.
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  • Carmen Hererra: The 100 Years Show
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    Portrait of one of the oldest living artists today. This film shows with The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano. Q&A with Director Alison Klayman. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano
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    Phil Toledano stages and photographs his imagined futures. This film is shown with Carmen Herrera: The 100 Years Show.Q&A With Director Joshua Seftel. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • Frame by Frame
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    Photo-journalists struggle to build a free press in Afghanistan. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • The Incomparable Rose Hartman
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    Portrait of culture & fashion photographer Rose Hartman. Q&A with Rose Hartman and Director Otis Mass. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • The Man Who Saw Too Much
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    Story of photo-journalist who captured Mexico's tragedies on film. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • Yarn
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    Meet the radical artists who are redefining the craft of knitting and crochet. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • Opening Night Party : The Happy Film
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    OPENING NIGHT FILM: Graphic Designer Stefan Sagmeister's extreme journey to find happiness. Screening at the RISD Museum Metcalf Auditorium. Ticket includes reception, film, and Q&A with Director Ben Nabors & Head of RISD Graphic Design, John Caserta. For Newport screening, purchase tickets on schedule page.
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  • Presenting Princess Shaw
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    Isreali composer Kutiman, orchestrates the song of a stranger from across the world. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • Mark Lombardi: Death Defying Acts of Art and Conspiracy
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    The Fascinating story of the life and death of Mark Lombardi whose artwork links political elites to international terrorism. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • Burden
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    Portrait of notorious performance artist Chris Burden. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • Harry Benson: Shoot First
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    Follows the career of famed photographer widely known for shooting the Beatles. This film shows in Newport and Providence. Purchase tickets on Schedule page.
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  • Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun: A Touch of Grace
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    Biography of the most famous female french painter of the 18th century. Screening at the Newport Art Museum.
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  • Infinite Happiness
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    In Denmark, the "8 House" is a new model of success in community living. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • Awana
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    Follow the making of a Peruvian scarf from shearing the sheep, dyeing the wool, spinning the yarn and weaving the final piece. This film shows with Handmade with Love in France. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
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    A true Hollywood behind the scenes love story. This film is screening in Providence & Newport. Purchase tickets on schedule page.
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  • 50 Years of RISD GLASS: Material
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    A shorts program focusing on glass as material. Free admission. No tickets necessary. Screening at the RISD Museum Metcalf Auditorium.
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  • 50 Years of RISD GLASS: Immaterial
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    Shorts Program focusing on the immaterial nature of glass. Free Admission. No tickets necessary. RISD Museum Metcalf Auditorium
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