Providence Children's Film Festival 2019
FEBRUARY 16-18, 2019
FROM 10:00AM TO 4:00PM
Celebrating “A Decade of Wonder” at the 10th Annual Providence Children’s Film Festival, February 15 to 28 in venues across Rhode Island. More than 140 thoughtfully curated films from 35+ countries will be featured at the Festival, including East Coast premiere of Los Bando(Norway), Tito and the Birds (Brazil), 30th Anniversary show of Miyazaki’s Kiki’s Delivery Service(Japan) and 2019 Sundance Film Festival KIDS film pick, The Witch Hunter (Serbia). Other highlights include Reel Connection presentations, Youth Filmmaker Showcases, school field trips, and free screenings and animation workshops at Rhode Island libraries.
Complete Festival Details:
Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty - Sunday March 10, 2019 at 1:00
On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). This is classical ballet at its finest. Run Time 170 minutes. Online ticket sales are not available for this event. Tickets are $18.00 and may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office 2 weeks before the event.
Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age - Sunday April 7, 2019 at 1:00
In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot,” but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka. With its jazzy score by Dmitri Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi! Run Time 140 minutes. Online ticket sales are not available for this event. Tickets are $18.00 and may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office 2 weeks before the event.
Exhibition on Screen: Rembrandt - Thursday April 11, 2019 at 6:30
Rembrandt - Thursday April 11, 2019 at 6:30 BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favorite makes a welcome return to the big screen marking the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt's death. For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this deeply moving film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.
Online ticket sales are not available for this event. Ticketsare $13.00 and may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office 2 weeks before the event.
Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite / Petrushka - Sunday May 19, 2019 at 1:00
Carmen is as sensual and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug. The double -bill event for cinemas encapsulates and showcases the soul of Russian Ballet. Run Time 140 minutes. Online ticket sales are not available for this event. Tickets are $18.00 and may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office 2 weeks before the event.
Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh & Japan - Thursday June 6, 2019 at 6:30
"I envy the Japanese" Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based - VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam - one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art. One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh.
Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and then creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists – Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artworks gave his work a new and exciting direction. After leaving Paris for the south of France – to what he thought of as near to a kind of Japan as he could find - the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese influences to his will and defining himself as a modern artist with clear Asian precursors. In this little known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today.
Online ticket sales are not available for this event. Tickets are $13.00 and may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office 2 weeks before the event.