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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  • Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards
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    A portrait of the legendary luxury shoe designer.
    Screening at the Cable Car Cinema & Jane Pickens Theater + Event Center. Tickets for Newport show can be found on schedule page.
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  • The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg
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    Swiss entrepreneur, diplomat and art patron transforms the world of Chinese Contemporary art. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • Art and Oligarchs
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    Russia’s elite are dominating the global art market by hiding fortunes in their growing collections. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
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    The amazing story of the starlet who’s secret life as an inventor allowed her to design early wireless communication systems. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema & Jane Pickens Theater + Event Center. Tickets for Newport show can be found on schedule page. Sponsored by Cluck Farm & Garden Supply and Stock Culinary Goods.
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  • Hanzi
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    Exploring design, visual culture and identity through the lens of modern Chinese typography. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema. Sponsored by Paper Nautilus Books.
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  • Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait
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    A surprising peek into the persona of the art star filmmaker. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema. Sponsored by Taylor Box Company.
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  • Loving Vincent
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    Innovative animated portrayal of the life and death of Vincent Van Gogh. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema & the Newport Art Museum. Tickets for the Newport show can be found on the schedule page.
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  • Paa Joe & The Lion
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    The grandfather of Ghana’s fantasy coffin trade. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema
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  • Rebels on Pointe
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    Celebrating the world’s most famous all-male drag ballet company. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • SCORE: A Film Music Documentary
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    Creating the magic of Hollywood’s most celebrated film scores. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema & the Jane Pickens Theater +Event Center. Tickets for Newport can be found on schedule page.
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  • Spettacolo
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    Medieval Italian hill town forges community through its original theatrical performances. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography
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    Errol Morris’s portrait of the photographer known for her large format Polaroid images. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema & Newport Art Museum. Tickets for Newport can be found on schedule page.
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  • The Cardboard Bernini
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    Sculptor Jimmy Grashow and his quest to create monumental size art out of cardboard. Screening at the Jamestown Art Center.
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  • The Challenge
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    Artist Yuri Ancarani’s mesmerizing documentary about wealthy sheikhs and their obsession with falconry. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema & the Newport Art Museum. Tickets for Newport can be found on the schedule page.
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  • The Square - Opening Night Party and Screening. Opening Night Party includes Scandinavian hors d'oeuvres, Oysters by Ocean State Oyster Festival and wine served by Campus fine wine.
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    Ruben Ostlund’s art world satire and Winner of 2017 Cannes Palme D’Or. Opening Night party & Screening at the RISD Museum Metcalf Auditorium.
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  • Tom of Finland
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    Biographical drama on famed Finnish homoerotic artist Touch Laaksonen. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema. Sponsored by Headmaster Magazine.
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  • Yohji Yamomoto | Dressmaker
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    The life and work of the influential and visionary Japanese fashion designer. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema. Sponsored by Blueprint 5 Men's Apparel.
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  • Shorts Program
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  • Brimstone and Glory
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    The spectacle, beauty and danger of a Mexican village known for its history of producing fireworks. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • Konstantin Grcic - Design is Work
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    Follow along with one of the world’s most innovative product designers as he plans for a furniture exhibition in Milan. Screening with Driving Dreams at the Cable Car Cinema. Sponsored by DCI Gift.
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  • Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405
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    Intimate portrait of the relationship between art and mental illness. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • Driving Dreams
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    The golden age of Italian car design from the 60’s and 70’s. Screening with Konstantin Grcic -Design is Work at the Cable Car Cinema. Sponsored by DCI Gift.
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  • Design That Heals
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    Following a devastating earthquake, an ambitious building project aims to address structural, social and health conditions to help heal a Haitian community. Screening with Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 at the Cable Car Cinema.
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  • 78/52 Hitchcock's Shower Scene
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    78 shots. 52 cuts. What went into making the iconic shower scene in Hitchcock’s PSYCHO. Screening at the Cable Car Cinema
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