Cable Car Cinema

Film buffs only have a few days left to catch a flick at the Cable Car Cinema in Providence. After more than 40 years of screening independent and foreign films, the cinema will close its doors Sunday, May 27th. 

After more than 40 years, Providence’s independent Cable Car Cinema will close its doors next month. One of the theater’s owners, Emily Steffian, is a member of the Community Advisory Board of Rhode Island Public Radio. She and co-owner Daniel Kamil said their decision wasn’t made lightly.

The Rhode Island Foundation has announced the winners for this year’s innovation fellowships.  The program is aimed at sparking new ideas for the state. The award comes with a $300,000 grant.

This year’s two winners include John Haley, a scientist specializing in marine fisheries.  He’s working on a product to improve mussel aquaculture.  It’s a kind of cord that’s “pre-loaded” with mussel larvae to speed up the cultivation time for mussel farmers.

Wikimedia Commons

The Providence French Film Festival is back! Presented by Brown University, the 2014 festival is the 19th edition, with 20 films playing at the Cable Car Cinema now through March 2nd. 

Rhode Island Public Radio's weekend host Chuck Hinman talks with the festival's co-director, Richard Manning. 

John Bender / RIPR

The Providence Children's Film Festival is now in it's fifth year, and has recently expanded to eight days of programming.

Anisa Raoof, the executive director of the festival sat down with Rhode Island Public Radio's weekend host Chuck Hinman to speak about the festival, and what makes a good kid's film.