Produced by the Flickers Arts Collaborative by mikeholy


									  The Rhode Island International Film Festival is proud to present the 7th Annual

            Produced by the Flickers Arts Collaborative

Sponsored by URI College of Arts & Sciences, The Film Media Program & the URI Feinstein College of Continuing Education
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                                             Friday, October 6th                         counselors for the summer but in-
                                             Columbus Theatre Arts Center, 270           stead find themselves terrorized by a
                                             Broadway, Providence                        killer in a ski mask.
                                             7:00 pm
                                             “UNEXPECTED COMPANY”                        “THE WHITE LIE”
                                             Justin Sulham, director                     Ron Decaro, director
                                             8 min. USA, 2006                            11 mi.n. USA, 2006
                                             Unexpected Company is writer/               Sometimes, something small and in-
                                             actor/promoter Justin Sulham's direct-      significant can have lasting repercus-
                                             ing debut, as well as the debut film        sions.
                                             production by A Chair Sits Alone Pro-
                                             ductions. . Featured in the film will be    “EATING RAZORS”
                                             stunt work by the team that brought         Ron Decaro, director
                                             you VAmL along side stunt coordina-         26 mins USA, 2005
                                             tor Kevin Lisinski, writing from Justin     Two years after losing his wife Laura in
                                             Sulham & Shane McHugh, along side           a car wreck, Trent struggles to let go.
                                             Eyeris Productions head writer T.J.         Now an alcoholic short on money, he
                                             Poisson.                                    is a man on a mission. As his remain-
                                                                                         ing relationships erode around him, it
                                             “MAN OF THE WORM”                           becomes clear what needs to be
                                             Brad Eadie, director                        done... But how far will Trent go to be
          FILM FESTIVAL                      8 min. USA, 2006                            reunited with his lost love?
                                             A man wrestles with his demons while
                                             feasting with the undead.                   9:00 pm
Thursday, October 5th
                                                                                         “BONE SICKNESS”
Columbus Theatre Arts Center, 270
                                             “IT’S JUST A DREAM”                         Brian Paulin, director
Broadway, Providence
                                             Luke Cote, director                         98 min. USA, 2004
7:00 pm
                                             5 min. USA, 2006                            Kristen is caring for her Terminally ill
                                             Sometimes going to sleep offers no          husband who is suffering from a de-
Richard Griffin, director
                                             rest. A man is stalked by a killer in his   generative bone disease. With no
90 min. USA, 2005
                                             dreams.                                     cure available she turns to a friend to
A group of college students run afoul
                                                                                         help find an alternative form of
of not only a passel of insane, inbred
                                             “GRACE”                                     medicine that has unimaginable side
rednecks, but also a humanoid fish
                                             Paul Solet, director                        effects.
monster bent on making chum of
                                             8 min. USA, 2006
them all.
                                             Madeline Matheson is                                    Cable Car Cinema,
                                             eight months pregnant,                                  South Main Street, Provi-
The director will be in attendance
                                             and determined to de-                                   dence
                                             liver her unborn child,                                 Midnight
9:00 pm
                                             Grace, naturally. When                                  “RICKY 6”
                                             an accident leaves                                      Peter Filardi, director
Caleb Emerson, director
                                             Grace dead inside her,                                  90 min. USA/CANADA,
97 min. USA, 2005
                                             Madeline insists on car-                                2000
Billed as “The Worlds First Serial Killer,
                                             rying the baby’s corpse                                 Alienated youngster
Superhero, Rock & Roll, Zombie, Road
                                             to term. Weeks later,                                   Ricky (Vincent Kartheiser)
Movie Romance. DYZB delivers 10
                                             when Madeline delivers                                  finds new found confi-
fold on its promise (How’s that for
                                             naturally, the child mi-                                dence and direction
truth in advertising) as it follows the
                                             raculously returns to life.                             when he falls into the
adventures of loveable, but dim wit-
                                             With an appetite for                                    wonderful religion of “Sa-
ted, serial killer Red Toole on his quest
                                             human blood.                                            tanism”. Couple his new
to rescue his beloved cannibal wife
                                                                                                     found vocation with
Violet from the evil clutches of Barron
                                             “CAMP BLOOD: THE MU-                                    heavy drug use and a
Nefarious whose dastardly plans in-
                                             SICAL"                                                  schizophrenic personality
clude a marriage Violet before turn-
                                             Created by Tanner                                       and you get a mix that
ing the entire world into a race of
                                             Barklow, Jefferson Craig                                eventually leads him to
Zombie Slaves.
                                             and Thomas Hughes                                       commit bloody murder.
                                             31 min. USA, 2006                           The film won the Audience Prize at
The director will be in attendance
                                             Camp Blood: The Musical is the story        the Fantasia Film Festival.
                                             of six teenagers (a Virgin/Jock/
                                             Whore/Nerd/Rebel/Goth combo)
                                             who arrive at Camp Blood to work as

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Saturday, October 7th                        the house hold a terrible secret?         traced back to a long-abandoned
University of Rhode Island, Feinstein                                                  military compound where a Special
Providence Campus                            “UNREST”                                  Ops sergeant has led a mission to
12:00 NOON                                   Jason Todd Ipson, director                avenge the death of his father.
“THE BOARDER”                                85 min. USA, 2006
Susan Bell, director                         Medical School. First year. First day.    “NIGHTMARE”
8 min. USA, 2006                             Students are thrown into their Gross      Scott Goldberg, director
Charlie suspects the boarder renting         Anatomy class where they see their        2 min. USA, 2006
a room in his house has a sinister se-       own mortalities reflected in the dead
cret, which might just be much more          bodies that lay before them - waiting     “ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS”
than he bargained for.                       to be cut up.                             Scott Goldberg, director
                                                       Some students are reverent.     6 min. USA, 2006
“CAN I CALL YOU”                             Others turn to humor to lessen the        'ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS' is a hor-
Edward (Ed) Lyons, director                  horror in front of their faces. Sensing   ror / dark comedy series that began
17 min. USA 2006                             her cadaver's not at rest, Alison sets    in January 2006 and will be filmming
Falling in love is beautiful....             out to discover the truth behind this     a new short film episode five months
Finding love can be a nightmare.             mysterious body. But each clue            following the demented Santa rapist
                                             comes at a price - someone's life.        Santa Cruz (Chiko Mendez), and
                                                       The closer she gets to dis-     coked out daughter Isabelle Cruz
                                             covering the truth, the greater the       (Kristen Spaeth).
                                             unrest the spirit trying to communi-
                                             cate with her undergoes. Soon, she        The director will be in attendance
                                             must risk it all and the lives of those
                                             around her in hopes that if she can       “HORROR BUSINESS”
                                             put the body to rest, the killings will   Christopher P. Garetano, Director/
                                             stop.                                                                Producer
                                                                                                                   82 min. USA,
                                             3:00 pm                                                               2005
“WITCHWISE”                                  “BLOOD SON”                                                           “It’s about
Joe Harris, director                         Michael McGruther, director                                           two percent
13 min. USA, 2006                            15 min. USA, 2006                                                     movie mak-
Everyone adores Andrew, including            "The people on the block decided                                      ing and
his old Aunt Mary. Rather, she did...        definitely that Jules was crazy when                                  ninety-eight
until she died. Now, standing at her         they heard about his composition.                                     percent
funeral, his Aunt’s casket open before       There had been suspicions for a long                                  hustling. It’s
him, Andrew reflects on the last time        time. He made people shiver with his                                  no way to
he saw Mary alive, the shocking              blank stare. His coarse guttural                                      spend a
events that led to her death and the         tongue sounded unnatural in his frail                                life.”
terrible secret she took to her grave.       body. The paleness of his skin upset                Have you ever wondered
                                             many children. It seemed to hang          what makes guerrilla filmmakers tick? 
“BED BUGS”                                   loose around his flesh. People de-        What is the invisible force that drives
Sean Carley, director                        clared it common knowledge that he        each and every one of them to sacri-
17 min. CANADA, 2006                         was born on a night when the winds        fice a normal life and pursue a posi-
NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE                       uprooted trees..." - Richard Matheson,    tion in one of the most competitive
Julie has a new bed and, to her dis-         1951 Adapted from the 1951 short          arts in the world?
may, she's got new dust mites to go          story by legendary horror and sci-                  “Horror Business,” a docu-
with it. But Julie's no ordinary girl, and   ence fiction writer RICHARD MATHE-        mentary following five guerilla film-
these are no ordinary insects. In fact,      SON, BLOOD SON is an unorthodox           makers as they chase their dreams
they all come to a mutually reward-          coming-of-age story of a teenager         and embark on separate journeys to
ing arrangement: the bugs give Julie         who, obsessed with vampirism              make independent horror films,
the most amazing dreams as long as           gleaned from literature and ostra-        opens with the above Orson Welles
Julie gives them something in return--       cized from his family and community,      quote. The film pursues these direc-
after all, bugs get hungry.                  finally finds his identity.               tors as they try to overcome the inevi-
                                                                                       tability of such a profound statement.
“PENNY DREADFUL”                             “THE DAY THEY CAME BACK"                            Among the no-budget film-
Bryan Norton, director                       Scott Goldberg, director                  makers the documentary follows
29 min. USA, 2006                            22 min. USA, 2006                         Mark Borchardt, the subject of the
Jessica and David Clausen are a                                                        1999 documentary “American
young upstart couple that inherit a          Four kids wake up on Halloween and        Movie,” as he once again picks up
beautiful brownstone townhouse in            find themselves in the midst of a         the camera after a six-year hiatus.
NYC's West Village District. But does        zombie invasion. The plague can be

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Having lost the inspiration to make         cides to murder two young women.            “THE TERRORIST ATE MY BRAIN”
movies, we meet him on the first day        His friends, Jen (Shay Astar) and Tim       Brett Young, director
of principal photography for a work-        (Alex Frost), witness the murder and        17 min. USA, 2006
in-progress entitled “Scare Me,” the        help him cover it up. Four years later,     A deadly digital virus transmitted
first film he’s worked on since com-        Ray has never been arrested for the         through Ipods is quickly turning New
pleting the short film “Coven,” which       crime. Detective Charlie Schilling (Mi-     York City into brain eating zombies.
was featured in “American Movie.”           chael Bowen) and his ex-partner, Ed         While President Bush hides from
            A textured documentary,         Anderson (Ed Lauter), know that Ray         Osama Bin Ladin, Zeek, a Manhattan
“Horror Business” is an entertaining        did it. They just could never prove it.     bike messenger, and Niki, his cute
and engaging look into the world of         Charlie figures it's about time they did    bike mechanic, battle an army of
low-budget horror films and the men         prove it. He's ready to push Ray            zombies to save America from the
(and women) behind them. It ex-             harder than ever. Meanwhile, Ray has        evils of terrorism.
presses an unflinching love for movies      met his match in a new girl in town.
such as “The Texas Chainsaw Massa-          Her name's Katherine Wallace (Robin         “OCULUS”
cre,” “Dawn of the Dead,” and “The          Sydney). Kath is a bad girl. Her and        Mike Flanagan, director
Last House on the Left,” and laments        Ray are a potentially explosive com-        32 min. USA, 2005
the state of modern day horror mov-         bination. Throw in the fact that Ed is      Twenty-two years ago, Tim Russel's
ies.                                        having a summer fling with Sally            father committed a horrible crime,
                                            Richmond (Megan Henning) - a girl           leaving him orphaned. But Tim be-
6:00 pm                                     young enough to be his daughter.            lieved his father wasn't responsible for
“THE EYES OF EDWARD JAMES”                  And Sally's just gotten a job at the        the acts of violence - he thought it
Rodrigo Gudino, director                    motel that Ray manages. Ray has his         had more to do with the strange an-
15 min. CANADA, 2006                        eye on her. Charlie and Ed never            tique mirror that hung in his father's
Director Gudino is the founder and          found the gun that Ray used to mur-         office.
former editor of Rue Morgue Maga-           der the women at the campground.
zine; the fans should turn out to see if    That rifle, as well as a handgun, are
Gudino can successfully make the            hidden behind the mirror in Ray's
transition from writing about film to       bathroom. Ray can only be pushed
making it and they’ll be happy to see       so far. The time will come when he
that yes he can. Told entirely through      takes the mirror off the wall and
a first person perspective Eyes is an       shows everyone who is in charge.
inside look at a hypno-therapy session
in which the titular Edward is being        Cable Car Cinema, South Main                “THE SLAUGHTER”
guided through his own memory of            Street, Providence                          Jay Lee, director
horrific events. Well shot with a solid     Midnight                                    95 min. USA, 2006
                              script Gu-    “DAY OF THE DEAD”                 
                              dino          George Romero, director                     In an old school camp-o-rama blood-
                              shows         102 min. USA, 1985                          fest, Sundance alumni filmmaker Jay
                              that he’s     The cult classic returns! Zombies rule      Lee, slashes, drowns, spears, rips,
                              been          the USA, except for a small group of        squishes and burns people in The
                              paying        scientists and military personnel who       Slaughter. When six college students
                              attention     reside in an underground bunker in          take a job cleaning up an abandon-
                              while writ-   Florida. The scientists are using the       ded house their plans to work hard by
                              ing about     undead in gruesome experiments;             day and play hard by night are inter-
                              all those     much to the chagrin of the military.        rupted when they awake an ancient
films and he’s learned his lessons well.    Finally the military finds that their men   evil demon.
An auspicious debut.                        have been used in the scientists' ex-
                                            periments, and banish the scientists to     3:00 pm
“THE LOST”                                  the caves that house the Living             “THE INCREDIBLE FALLING APART
Chris Sivertson, director                   Dead. Unfortunately, the zombies            MAN"
119 min. USA, 2005                          from above ground have made their           Kenneth Hurd, director
Based on the novel by Jack Ketchum          way into the bunker....                     10 min. USA, 2006
(an excerpt from the novel recently                                                     As Walt's life starts falling apart
appeared in THE OUTLAW BIBLE OF             Gary Klar, who played “Steele” in will      around him, he soon discovers that
AMERICAN LITERATURE alongside ex-           be in attendance                            he's falling apart too.
cerpts from other writers such as Wil-
liam Burroughs, Hunter S Thompson,          Sunday, October 8th                         “MIDNIGHT SCREENING”
Jack Kerouac and Henry Miller)              University of Rhode Island, Feinstein       Annabel Osborne, director
          Hanging out at some camp-         Providence Campus                           8 min. Australia, 2006
grounds one nice summer day, 19-            12:00 NOON                                  Kate & Luke, a very short couple,
year-old Ray Pye (Marc Senter) de-                                                      have been looking forward to their

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midnight movie date for weeks. But           A police detective is swept into a       2nd ANNUAL CHILDREN'S HORROR
tonight is also the “Annual Conven-          web of deception and in search of        PARTY
tion of Tall-ees”, a very tall, very nasty   the truth, finds herself in a contest    University of Rhode Island, Feinstein
breed of people who detest anyone            with the forces of the occult.           Providence Campus, Foyer
short, revel in blocking their view of                                                12:00 NOON
the screen. Mayr-Anne, the two-foot          6:00 pm                                  Join us for David Mello’s “spirited”
tall projectionist, decides to inter-        “BREEZEHAVEN”                            reading of scary stories, plus some
vene, with mind-blowing results.             Patrick Bosworth & Jamie Dufault,        amazing short films:
“THE NEED”                                   33 min. USA, 2006                        • “TEDDY SCARES”
Chris Young, director                        5 Friends head to Block Island for a     William Vaughan, director
12 min. USA, 2006                            relaxing stay in the Breeze Haven        8 min. USA 2006
A young man arrives at a house for a         Rental Property. But when they ignore    Witness the cyclops bear Cyrus strug-
blind date with a beautiful mysterious       the warnings of a local fisherman, it    gle to find meaningful companion-
girl. But when the girl disappears up-       seems that the stories of the grue-      ship, turning newfound love into ca-
stairs, the young man discovers that         some past of the Breeze Haven are        lamity as the rest of the Teddy Scares
he has been brought to this house for        based in truth.                          are driven mad by his loud and proud
a dark and evil purpose.                                                              exclamations.
                                             “THE BEACH”
                                                      Matthew Harrington, direc-      "ZOMBIE PROM"
                                                       tor • 7 min. USA, 2006         Vince Marcello, director
                                                                                      36 min. USA, 2006
                                                        “THE LISTENING DEAD”          Website:
                                                        Phil Mucci, director          Imagine if "Grease" were only half an
                                                        14 min. USA, 2006             hour long - and included a zombie as
                                                        In this Gothic fable, an      the lead and RuPaul as the villain. This
                                                        obsessed composer             full-out comic horror musical, which
                                                        named Nigel, and his          was mentored by Wes Craven, won
                                                        seamstress wife Karen, are    an audience award at Palm Springs.
                                                        haunted by the spirit of a
                                                        mysterious young woman.       • “THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM”
                                                        One night, feeling ignored    Marc Lougee, director
“EDDIE LOVES YOU”                                      by her husband, Karen un-      7 min. CANADA, 2006
Karl Holt, director                          knowingly inflicts him with a horrible   The Pit and the Pendulum, rediscov-
25 min. UK, 2006                             curse. By doing so, she invokes the      ers this tale of judgment, condemna-
Holt’s short is the story of one man’s       wrath of the unseen ghost...             tion, despair, hope, and eventual
attempts to throw away his childhood                                                  redemption. We watch our hero
toy, a cuddly character named Ed-            “...OF DARKNESS”                         struggle to understand his quandary
die. What seems like someone play-           Gary E. Irvin, director                  in order to find hope and faith, while
ing a prank becomes scarier—and              29 min. USA, 2006                        discovering the fiendish machinations
funnier—when it becomes clear that           During a sleepover, a group of teen-     his captors employ, to ratchet up the
Eddie himself is influencing events.         agers inadvertently unleash a mali-      pressure in their efforts to unhinge
The comedy builds through a series of        cious entity when they open an an-       him.
increasingly violent encounters be-          cient book; a book of mysterious and
tween man and toy, including spot-           malevolent origin. Now, an unseen        • “CALL OF CTHULHU”
on spoofs of horror classics such as         force has chosen to target the boys      Andrew Leman, director
HALLOWEEN, THE FOG and THE EX-               one by one…                              47 min. USA, 2006
ORCIST.                                                                               A young man is charged with sorting
           The film won awards at its                             “LEGION: WORD       out the estate of his much-whispered-
first two festivals and looks likely to be                        MADE FLESH”         about uncle. What he discovers in-
a highlight of many more. The British                             Robert Sexton,      cludes mysterious cults, long-buried
production, shot on DV for just £250,                             director            civilizations, and a malevolent galac-
has already won Best Cinematogra-                                 Director Sexton     tic beastie or two. The unimaginable,
phy at the Portobello Film Festival in                            has produced        tentacle-intensive horrors of Rhode
London and Best Amateur Film at the                              hundreds of vid-     Island’s own, H.P. Lovecraft receive
17th Festival of Fantastic Films in          eos, commercials and worked with         an impressively faithful, faux-silent film
Manchester.                                  rockers such as Marilyn Manson. Rob-     treatment with a dazzling symphonic
                                             ert brings his LEGION: WORD MADE         score.
“THE ENTRANCE”                               FLESH a short movie reminiscent of
Damon Vignale, director                      “THE EXORCIST and ROSEMARY’S
81 min. Canada, 2006                         BABY.”

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