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Toni Pennacchia

Fattitude Film Embraces Body Acceptance at All Sizes with Benefit at Cable Car on May 8

Fattitude is a film from creators Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman that examines how popular culture promotes fat hatred and fat-shaming, resulting in a very real cultural bias and a civil rights issue for people who are living in fat bodies. The film came together organically, with both filmmakers coming from academic backgrounds and interviewing […]

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Lesser-Known Environmental Documentaries

If you have an interest in the environment, consider some environmental documentaries beyond those that have already had worldwide acclaim like Food, Inc., The Cove, or An Inconvenient Truth (or its popular sequel). Here is a list of a dozen alternative documentaries from 1982 through the present. Koyaanisqatsi (1982), Baraka (1992) and Samsara (2011): All three […]

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Lesser-Known Environmental Films

Rather than share information about bigger environmental documentaries that already have worldwide acclaim, like Food, Inc., The Cove or An Inconvenient Truth, I am presenting an alternative documentary list to view. Here are 10 lesser-known environmental documentaries released between 1982 and 2016. These are listed in chronological order. Koyaanisqatsi (1982), Baraka (1992) and Samsara (2011) All three films […]

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Manhattan Short Returns to RI on September 30th and October 1st at Jamestown Center for the Arts

Manhattan Short does not consider itself a travelling film festival per se. It screens simultaneously across the globe from September 23 to October 2, coining the phrase, “one world – one week – one festival.” Each year, audiences around the world view the same program of 10 films and vote for their favorite. The results are […]

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Beyond Blockbusters

Beyond the blockbusters and the movies on the block, there are several independent and international films and festivals worth looking forward to this summer. For films theatrically, there are lots of alternatives to a vacation, presenting both breathtaking and challenging experiences for all. Let’s dig deeper into that mound of sand for some real buried treasures. […]

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