Deepen the experience of the Providence Children’s Film Festival! Film Talks will provide additional education about challenging topics, access to film writers, directors and program staff, and the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking dialogue.
To learn more about the following films, conversations, and how to purchase tickets , click here to visit the PCFF website.
Directed by Steve James / (USA, 2012) / 96mins
For Ages 12 and up (brain tissue shown and interview driven narrative)
- Saturday, Feb. 16 @ 12:10pm
Join Sports Legacy Institute Community Educators (SLICE – co-founded by HEAD GAMES author, Chris Nowinski) and SLICE Executive Director Katherine Schock for an interactive and educational presentation and audience conversation on concussion trauma and youth sports.This special Film Talk discussion will spotlight the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI), founded in 2007 by Dr. Robert Cantu and HEAD GAMES author Christopher Nowinski to “solve the concussion crisis”. SLI offers education and prevention programs, advocacy, policy development, and support of medical research at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine (BU CSTE). Film Talk speakers will include medical students from Brown University (Sports Legacy Institute Community Educators), SLI Executive Director, Katherine Schock and medical researchers from Boston University.
- Monday, Feb. 18 @3:35pm
Join Wheeler School Athletic trainer Nate Withington and Julie Cohen, veteran television news and documentary director/producer, and founder of BetterThanFiction Productions, Inc. for a multifaceted discussion on safety in youth sports and how the genre of documentary film can influence change. PCFF board member Joanna Miller will facilitate.
Directed by Marcus O. Rosenmuller/ (Germany, 2011) / German with English subtitles / 96 mins
For Ages 12 and up (Story set during the Holocaust with threatening situations depicted mainly with implicit, not explicit, violence and deadly outcomes.)
- Saturday, Feb. 16 @ 6:00pm
Discussion with WUNDERKINDER screenwriter (and Providence native) Stephen Glantz, and May-Ronny Zeldman, Executive Director of Holocaust Education Resource Center of Rhode Island.
- Monday, Feb. 18 @ 6:15pm
MIT + K12: Engineering Rules!
(USA, 2012) / 77 min
For Ages 8 and up
- Saturday, Feb. 16 @ 3:15pm
Join Chad Galts, MIT School of Engineering Director of Communications for a Q + A. Learn more about this series of films and how they were produced! Chad Galts is the Communications Director for the School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Last spring, he helped launch a program in which MIT students make short videos for kids about engineering and science. Galts has been at MIT for four years; previously he was the Communications Director for the Brown University Graduate School and Senior Editor at the Brown Alumni Magazine.
School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten
Directed by Lisa Molomot / (USA, 2012) / English and Swiss German with subtitles / 36 mins / All ages
Stetson, Street Dog of Park City
Directed by Nancy Ogden / (USA, 2012) / 22 mins / All ages
- Saturday, Feb. 16@ 12:05pm
- Sunday, Feb 17 @ 1:50pm
Q + A with Director Lisa Molomot and Producer Rona Richter of SCHOOL’S OUT: LESSONS FROM A FOREST KINDERGARTEN, and Director/Producer/Screenwriter Nancy Ogden of STETSON, STREET DOG OF PARK CITY
Rona Richter is an experienced arts manager, currently in the field of classical music. Since 2007, she has been the manager of the Hugo Kauder Society, a non-profit classical music organization based in New Haven. She has led the organization through four international music competitions and concerts, and a major concert in NYC. She has a J.D. from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, a Master of Laws degree from Fordham University, NY and a Certificate in Arts Administration from New York University.
Lisa Molomot received her B.A. from Hamilton College and her M.F.A. in film editing at the American Film Institute. She has been a cinematographer/DP, Director and Editor on many films including: Ulmando: Through a Father’s Eyes (short documentaries aired on ESPN during the 2010 World Cup, The Power of Giving: Stories of Volunteerism (a documentary and winner of a Regional Emmy Award) and The Vanishing Oath (a feature documentary, screened at the New York International Film Festival and Los Angeles International Film Festival in 2009) to name just a few. Lisa has also taught film in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Wesleyan University and at Yale University on such topics as – documentary film-making, narrative film-making, screenwriting, production, post-production, and the study and practice of editing.
The Human Tower
Directed by Ram Devineni and Cano Rojas / (USA, 2012) / Hindi, English and Spanish with subtitles / 75mins
Ages 10 and up
- Saturday, Feb. 16 @ 2:00pm
Q + A with Director Cano Rojas and Producer Enrico Rossini Cullen of THE HUMAN TOWER.
Cano Rojas is a Chilean filmmaker and photographer with a strong documentary focus and a special interest in multicultural relations and global issues. He holds a MS in Global Affairs from New York University that complements and continues to influence his work as a filmmaker in places like Hawaii, Indonesia, Thailand and India. Currently he is working on his first fictional script set in Mali, Africa in addition to a new documentary following farmers and rural communities in a variety of different countries.
Enrico Rossini Cullen (Executive Producer) is a film director, producer and writer. He is currently directing a long-form documentary titled Salt in the Air. Enrico co-produced Pushing the Elephant (2010), which premiered at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York and was broadcast on Independent Lens in March 2011. He was a producer for An Encounter with Simone Weil (2010), which premiered in competition at IDFA in 2010. He was a consulting producer for Election Day (POV 2008) and Artic Son (POV 2007).
People in Motion (Watch the trailer)
Directed by Cedric Dahl (USA, 2012) / 56 mins
For Ages 10 and up
- Sunday, Feb. 17 @ 3:40pm
Parkour Demo and Q + A led by Jonathan Montalbano and Parkour Rhode Island (PKRI)
Jonathan Montalbano has trained in gymnastics for 14 years, parkour and free running for 9 years. He is the founder of Parkour Rhode Island(PKRI) and State Director of Parkour and Free Running.