Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 1:00p -
Acoustic Java Café & Microcinema
204 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
On Saturday, November 30th, MergingArts Productions celebrates the art of succinct visual storytelling with the 13th annual Short Short Story Film Festival at the new Acoustic Java Café & Microcinema, as a true Rhode Islander might say, “where the Cable Car used to be.”
The Short Short Story Film Festival includes live-action and animated films from across the globe, all of which tell a story in under six minutes. Audiences can enjoy two distinct programs of cultural excursions, each program about the length of a shorter feature film. With nearly three dozen films, directors from twenty countries on six continents are participating.
The first program, “Heartstrings,” screens at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Heartstrings explores themes of aspiration and frustration, the challenges of aging, the struggle for acceptance, and unmasking hidden emotions.
The second program, “Headtrip,” screens at 3:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Themes include absurd quests, darker explorations of psychological manipulation, and surreal and often politically-charged satires are in the mix as well.
The competitive international film event includes audience voting for both programs, and DJ Madame B will be mixing soundscapes between and after screenings, with Acoustic Java’s kitchen open between screenings for a lunch or dinner break with café options made from scratch and locally and organically sourced, along with high quality, sustainable, fair-trade organic coffees and teas.
Tickets are available at the door and online for $10 per screening/program, $8 per screening/program for students and seniors.