Rhode Island Film Festival http://ripr.org en Rhode Island Film Fest Highlights Legacy of Sen. Pell http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-film-fest-highlights-legacy-sen-pell <p>The Rhode Island International Film Festival is underway.&nbsp; One movie highlights the loan program named for the late Senator Claiborne Pell.</p><p></p><p></p><p>A documentary about Pell Grants will receive its world premiere in Providence as part of the week-long film festival.</p><p>The movie follows the battle Senator Claiborne Pell fought in Congress to pass the grant program in the seventies.</p><p>It was written and directed by Steven Feinberg, who’s also the executive director of the Rhode Island Film and Television Office.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:57:59 +0000 John Bender 19685 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Film Fest Highlights Legacy of Sen. Pell Artscape: In Conversation with the Rhode Island International Film Festival Director http://ripr.org/post/artscape-conversation-rhode-island-international-film-festival-director <p>The Rhode Island International Film Festival will celebrate its 17<sup>th</sup> year when it starts up for a week this August.</p><p>For this month’s Artscape Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender sat down with George Marshall, the executive director of the festival.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:04:05 +0000 John Bender 18987 at http://ripr.org Artscape: In Conversation with the Rhode Island International Film Festival Director