by Mike Messier
Artistic Director Philip Capobres and his hard working crew bring us the third annual SENE Film, Music, and Arts Festival from April 6 - 10th in several Providence and Pawtucket, RI locations.
I was a welcomed filmmaker at last year's festival, screening my Wrestling With Sanity Short Film Trilogy, along with several other regional short films, at a very comfortable theater called The Cable Car Cinema (204 South Main Street, Providence). The Cable Car is known affectionately as “the movie theater with couches”. After all the films played at last year's showcase, Alec Asten of Westerly, RI hosted a Q and A session with us local filmmakers. This year, Alec is featuring his own short film, The Phantom Pervert of Poquamuck, as part of this year's regional film showcase, at the Chace Center's Metcalf Auditorium at the RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) Museum on Saturday, April 9th at 5:30pm.
The Cable Car Cinema will also be a part of this year's festival, hosting several screenings throughout the festival. One to take note of is a free screening of Haiti: Triumph, Sorrow and the Struggle of a People by director Jonas Nosile and editor Tim Labonte, who will be in attendance. The documentary has been well received and recently won an Associated Press New England Regional Award.
SENE Fest kicks off with its traditional opening night party at Pawtucket's PeaceLove Studios (200 Main Street, Pawtucket) on Wednesday, April 6th form 6pm – 11pm.. For only $10, party-goers will enjoy complimentary beer by Magic Hat, wine, and hors d'ouevres and dessert by Chelo's restaurant. Music will be supplied by Sarah Ann McGinnis, Lindsay Adler, Allysen Callery and Pat & Sarah Tallarico. Expect a festive, fun and fabulous evening, where you learn more about the week's films, music and poetry events, connect with great people, and tap into a whole new “scene” of South East New England artists.
Kick off your Spring with the week long celebration of the Arts that is SENE Festival 2011!
Hope you choose to join us!
For more information, please visit www.senefest.com
Written by Mike Messier
Editor: Rod Webber