Rhode Island International Film Festival: Features Lineup

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1. 1:54 (2016)

106 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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Tim, a shy 16 years old athlete, is both brilliant and talented. But the pressure he undergoes pushes him to the edge, where human limits reach the point of no return.

Director: Yan England | Stars: Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Sophie Nélisse, Lou-Pascal Tremblay, David Boutin

Votes: 593

2. American Folk (2017)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Musical

8.4
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Two strangers, both folk musicians stranded in California, take a road trip to New York in the days after 9/11. A story about the kindness of strangers and the power of music.

Director: David Heinz | Stars: Joe Purdy, Amber Rubarth, Krisha Fairchild, David Fine

Votes: 47

3. American Veteran (2017)

70 min | Documentary, Drama, War

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A documentary following Army Sergeant Nick Mendes as he adapts to life after surviving a massive improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Julie Cohen

4. Okujirasama: Futatsu no seigi no monogatari (2017)

Documentary

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Add a Plot

Director: Megumi Sasaki

5. Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer (2017)

80 min | Documentary, Biography

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A documentary portrait of Brazilian ballet star Marcelo Gomes.

Directors: David Barba, James Pellerito | Star: Marcelo Gomes

6. Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket (2016)

Unrated | 92 min | Adventure, Family, Mystery

5.5
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Vacationing on historic Nantucket Island, a teenage mystery writer and her friends must outwit two scheming thieves to solve the secret behind a legendary ghost story.

Director: Paul Serafini | Stars: Bailee Madison, Robert Capron, Rachel Resheff, Mavrick Moreno

Votes: 242

7. Broer (2016)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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The extravagantly rich Grace wants to revive a 20-year old love affair. Mark travels to Ireland, together with pushy Ronnie and pretends to be his deceased brother Michel.

Director: Geoffrey Enthoven | Stars: Koen De Bouw, Titus De Voogdt, Koen De Graeve, Udo Kier

Votes: 330

8. Circle Up (2017)

67 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

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Mothers seek real justice for their murdered sons.

Director: Julie Mallozzi

9. Komunia (2016)

72 min | Documentary, Drama

7.2
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'Communion' reveals the beauty of the rejected, the strength of the weak and the need for change when change seems impossible. This crash course in growing up teaches us that no failure is final. Especially when love is in question.

Director: Anna Zamecka

Votes: 84

10. D-Day: Over Normandy Narrated by Bill Belichick (2017 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Narrated by the only 5-time Super Bowl winning head coach in NFL history, the New England Patriots Bill Belichick. The World War II Foundation hired one of France's top aerial Drone camera ... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Gray, Tim Gray

Votes: 6

11. Dabka (2017)

116 min | Biography, Drama

8.8
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56 Metascore

In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men ... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Buckley | Stars: Evan Peters, Al Pacino, Barkhad Abdi, Melanie Griffith

Votes: 84

12. Dead on Arrival (2017)

Thriller

7.4
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A pharmaceutical sales rep visits a small town in Louisiana on business. He finds himself in a dark world of corruption and murder with 24 hours to live, running from the police, the mob and a sheriff that wants him dead.

Director: Stephen C. Sepher | Stars: Scottie Thompson, Christa B. Allen, D.B. Sweeney, Lillo Brancato

Votes: 11

13. Entanglement (III) (2017)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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While recovering from a suicide attempt, Ben Layton accidentally falls in love with a girl who was very nearly, almost his sister - and then things start to get weird.

Director: Jason James | Stars: Thomas Middleditch, Jess Weixler, Diana Bang, Johannah Newmarch

Votes: 33

14. Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross (2016)

64 min | Documentary | Post-production

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This is the compelling true story of a boy who endured 10 Nazi concentration camps over 5 horrific years, and grew up to help thousands of at-risk youth. After his liberation from the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Lyons

15. Finding Fronsdal (2017)

Documentary

After agreeing to be the subject of a documentary film, an 85 year old Physicist and sailboat Captain, suddenly goes missing while alone out at sea. The Filmmaker himself decides to begin a search to find him.

Director: Kevin Morra | Stars: Amelita Dolorico, Christian Fronsdal, Kevin Morra, Paul J. Morra

16. Finding Heaven Under Our Feet: Making Modern Dance (2017)

68 min | Documentary

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Where do art, politics and subversive acts collide? Finding Heaven Under Our Feet: Making Modern Dance, a feature-length documentary film, is a journey through time. Choreographer and dance... See full summary »

Director: Chris Engles

17. For Ahkeem (2017)

90 min | Documentary

7.7
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75 Metascore

After a school fight lands 17-year old Daje Shelton in a court-supervised alternative high school, she's determined to turn things around and make a better future for herself in her rough ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeremy S. Levine, Landon Van Soest

Votes: 46

18. The Gamble House (2017 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

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They never wanted to be architects but built a masterpiece.

Director: Don Hahn | Stars: Patty Barnbroom, Ted Bosley, Isabelle Greene, Viginia Dart Greene Hales

19. Half Life in Fukushima (2016)

61 min | Documentary

7.1
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Despite the danger of radioactivity, a man decides to stay in the land of his ancestors. The last protector of life in a land of death.

Directors: Mark Olexa, Francesca Scalisi

Votes: 15

20. Hello Again (2017)

105 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.9
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Ten lost souls slip in and out of one another's arms in a daisy-chained musical exploration of love's bittersweet embrace. A film adaptation of LaChiusa's celebrated musical, originally based on Schnitzler's play La Ronde.

Director: Tom Gustafson | Stars: Martha Plimpton, Sam Underwood, Nolan Gerard Funk, Jenna Ushkowitz

Votes: 34

21. High Low Forty (2017)

81 min | Drama

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Long estranged brothers reconnect along a road-trip home to say goodbye to their hardened father on his deathbed.

Director: Paddy Quinn | Stars: Geoff Stults, Kenny Wormald, Jay Harrington, Sierra Love

22. Home Swim Home (2016)

29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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The only way to love you is becoming who you are.

Directors: Yiyu Wang, Wang Yiyu

23. The Man from Earth: Holocene (2017)

98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.6
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14,000 year-old "Man from Earth" John Oldman is now comfortably hiding in plain sight as a college professor in Northern California. But his existence comes crashing down when four students... See full summary »

Director: Richard Schenkman | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Michael Dorn, William Katt, Sterling Knight

Votes: 77

24. Man in Red Bandana (2017)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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This is a story of how the courageous and selfless actions of one man can touch and inspire thousands. A documentary about Welles Remy Crowther, who saved at least ten people on September 11, 2001 at the cost of his own life.

Director: Matthew J. Weiss | Stars: Alison Crowther, Jefferson Crowther, Welles Remy Crowther, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 33

25. Melody Makers, Should've Been There (2016)

97 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Melody Maker Magazine's Chief Contributing Photographer(1965-1975), Barrie Wentzell tells the story of the rise and fall of the magazine, which marked the end to a style of rock n' roll journalism that no longer exit's today.

Director: Leslie Ann Coles | Stars: Steve 'Abbo' Abbot, Ian Anderson, Eric Burdon, Chris Charlesworth

26. Midnighters (2017)

94 min | Thriller

7.1
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Midnight, New Year's Eve: when all the hopes of new beginnings come to life - except for Lindsey and Jeff Pittman, whose strained marriage faces the ultimate test after they cover up a ... See full summary »

Director: Julius Ramsay | Stars: Alex Essoe, Perla Haney-Jardine, Dylan McTee, Ward Horton

Votes: 31

27. Not a War Story (2017)

90 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

7.8
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Hollywood collides with a group of veterans who are tired of the typical PTSD and valor-portrayed movies and decide to make an original dark humor zombie apocalypse film all on their own.

Director: Tim O'Donnell | Stars: Sean Astin, Mat Best, Dane Bingenheimer, Bryan Callen

Votes: 8

28. Our Wildest Dreams (2016)

100 min | Documentary | Completed

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OUR WILDEST DREAMS tells the story of the desire to turn one's dreams into reality in spite of times of doubt, hardship and sacrifice. Will Foots leave the streets of the USA and become a ... See full summary »

Director: Marie Elisa Scheidt

29. Painless (II) (2017)

80 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Henry Long desperately seeks a cure for the condition that leaves him unable to feel physical pain.

Director: Jordan Horowitz | Stars: Joey Klein, Evalena Marie, Kip Gilman, Pascal Yen-Pfister

Votes: 6

30. Restraint (2018)

95 min | Horror, Thriller | Completed

A mentally ill woman who's been submerging her violent impulses for years unravels after she marries a controlling older man and relocates to his suburban home.

Director: Adam Cushman | Stars: John Hensley, Dana Ashbrook, Geoffrey Rivas, Caitlyn Folley

31. Rockaway (2017)

90 min | Adventure, Drama

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Inspired by true events, a man recounts the summer of '94, when he and his brother plotted revenge against their abusive father.

Director: John J. Budion | Stars: Keidrich Sellati, Maxwell Apple, James DiGiacomo, Tanner Flood

32. Run While You Can (2013)

78 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport | Completed

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Sam Fox's quest to run the 2,650 mile-long Pacific Crest Trail to benefit Parkinson's disease becomes a test of character and a tribute to the fragile beauty of the American West.

Director: Marion Mauran

33. Scream for Me Sarajevo (2017)

95 min | Documentary

9.0
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In 1994 Sarajevo was a city under siege. Mortars and rocket propelled grenades rained onto the city, killing indiscriminately, ever day. Amongst the madness, two United Nations personnel: a... See full summary »

Director: Tarik Hodzic | Stars: Bruce Dickinson, Alen Ajanovic, Esad Bratovic, Mirza Coric

Votes: 112

34. La Soledad (2016)

89 min | Drama

6.9
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A vivid and intimate account of the Venezuelan crisis told through the real-life struggle of a young father trying to save his family from the demolition of their home.

Director: Jorge Thielen Armand | Stars: José Dolores López, Adrializ López, Marley Alvillares, Jorge Thielen Hedderich

Votes: 64

35. Stumped (I) (2017)

72 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.1
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When filmmaker Will Lautzenheiser's limbs are amputated, his life is derailed and he turns to stand-up comedy as therapy. Meanwhile, a world-famous medical team is performing transplants ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Berghaus | Stars: Cheryl Anderson, Carolyn Beagan, Marie José Benjamin, Emma Brady

Votes: 8

36. The Surrounding Game (2017)

97 min | Documentary, Drama, History | Completed

Go is the oldest game still played in its original form. In east Asia, it is hailed as one of mankind's greatest cultural achievements and considered both ancient art and national sport. At... See full summary »

Directors: Will Lockhart, Cole D. Pruitt

37. Waiting for You (2017)

92 min | Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Paul (Morgan) investigates his late father's increasingly disturbing past and becomes suspicious of the mysterious, melancholic, and possibly dangerous Madeleine (Ardant).

Director: Charles Garrad | Stars: Colin Morgan, Fanny Ardant, Audrey Bastien, Abdelkrim Bahloul

Votes: 33