Rhode Island International Film Festival: Features Lineup

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1. 1:54 (2016)

106 min | Drama, Sport

46 Metascore

Tim, a shy 16 years old athlete, is both brilliant and talented. But the pressure he undergoes pushes him to the edge, where human limits reach the point of no return.

Director: Yan England | Stars: Antoine Olivier Pilon, Sophie Nélisse, Lou-Pascal Tremblay, David Boutin

Votes: 1,587

2. American Folk (2017)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Musical

62 Metascore

Two strangers, both folk musicians stranded in California, take a road trip to New York in the days after 9/11. A story about the kindness of strangers and the power of music.

Director: David Heinz | Stars: Joe Purdy, Amber Rubarth, Krisha Fairchild, David Fine

Votes: 475

3. American Veteran (2017)

70 min | Documentary, Drama, War

A documentary following Army Sergeant Nick Mendes as he adapts to life after surviving a massive improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Julie Cohen

Votes: 15

5. Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer (2017)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

54 Metascore

A documentary portrait of Brazilian ballet star Marcelo Gomes.

Directors: David Barba, James Pellerito | Star: Marcelo Gomes

Votes: 64

6. Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket (2016)

Unrated | 92 min | Adventure, Family, Mystery

Vacationing on historic Nantucket Island, a teenage mystery writer and her friends must outwit two scheming thieves to solve the secret behind a legendary ghost story.

Director: Paul Serafini | Stars: Bailee Madison, Robert Capron, Rachel Resheff, Mavrick Moreno

Votes: 778

7. Brother (2016)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The extravagantly rich Grace wants to revive a 20-year old love affair. Mark travels to Ireland, together with pushy Ronnie and pretends to be his deceased brother Michel.

Director: Geoffrey Enthoven | Stars: Koen De Bouw, Titus De Voogdt, Koen De Graeve, Udo Kier

Votes: 538

8. Circle Up (2017)

67 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Mothers seek real justice for their murdered sons.

Director: Julie Mallozzi

9. Communion (2016)

72 min | Documentary, Drama

80 Metascore

'Communion' reveals the beauty of the rejected, the strength of the weak and the need for change when change seems impossible. This crash course in growing up teaches us that no failure is final. Especially when love is in question.

Director: Anna Zamecka | Star: Ola Kaczanowski

Votes: 356

10. D-Day: Over Normandy Narrated by Bill Belichick (2017 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary, History

Narrated by the only 5-time Super Bowl winning head coach in NFL history, the New England Patriots Bill Belichick. The World War II Foundation hired one of France's top aerial Drone camera ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Gray | Stars: Frank Amalfetano, Joseph Balkoski, Harold 'Hal' Baumgarten, Henry 'Duke' Boswell

Votes: 36

11. The Pirates of Somalia (2017)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself with the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.

Director: Bryan Buckley | Stars: Al Pacino, Evan Peters, Melanie Griffith, Barkhad Abdi

Votes: 10,003

12. Dead on Arrival (2017)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A pharmaceutical sales rep visits a small town in Louisiana on business. He finds himself in a dark world of corruption and murder with 24 hours to live, running from the police, the mob and a sheriff that wants him dead.

Director: Stephen Cyrus Sepher | Stars: Scottie Thompson, D.B. Sweeney, Christa B. Allen, Lillo Brancato

Votes: 2,794

13. Entanglement (III) (2017)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

While recovering from a suicide attempt, Ben Layton accidentally falls in love with a girl who was very nearly, almost his sister - and then things start to get weird.

Director: Jason James | Stars: Thomas Middleditch, Jess Weixler, Johannah Newmarch, Diana Bang

Votes: 792

14. Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross (2017)

58 min | Documentary

This is the compelling true story of a boy who endured 10 Nazi concentration camps over 5 horrific years, and grew up to help thousands of at-risk youth. After his liberation from the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Lyons | Stars: Steve Ross, Gwen Sattler Allanson, Israel Izzy Arbeiter, Steve Bickerton

15. Finding Fronsdal (2017)


After agreeing to be the subject of a documentary film, an 85 year old Physicist and sailboat Captain, suddenly goes missing while alone out at sea. The Filmmaker himself decides to begin a search to find him.

Director: Kevin Morra | Stars: Amelita Dolorico, Christian Fronsdal, Kevin Morra, Paul J. Morra

16. Finding Heaven Under Our Feet: Making Modern Dance (2017)

68 min | Documentary

Where do art, politics and subversive acts collide? Finding Heaven Under Our Feet: Making Modern Dance, a feature-length documentary film, is a journey through time. Choreographer and dance... See full summary »

Director: Chris Engles | Star: Jody Weber

17. For Ahkeem (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

A junior high school student sees her chances of a better future jeopardized after she gets in a fight and is expelled.

Directors: Jeremy S. Levine, Landon Van Soest | Star: Daje Shelton

Votes: 163 | Gross: $0.02M

18. The Gamble House (2017 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

They never wanted to be architects but built a masterpiece.

Director: Don Hahn | Stars: Patty Barnbroom, Ted Bosley, Isabelle Greene, Viginia Dart Greene Hales

Votes: 7

19. Half-Life in Fukushima (2016)

61 min | Documentary

Despite the danger of radioactivity, a man decides to stay in the land of his ancestors. The last protector of life in a land of death.

Directors: Mark Olexa, Francesca Scalisi | Star: Naoto Matsumura

Votes: 117

20. Hello Again (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Music, Musical

43 Metascore

Ten lost souls slip in and out of one another's arms in a daisy-chained exploration of love's bittersweet embrace.

Director: Tom Gustafson | Stars: Martha Plimpton, Sam Underwood, Nolan Gerard Funk, Jenna Ushkowitz

Votes: 471

21. High Low Forty (2017)

81 min | Drama

Long estranged brothers reconnect along a road-trip home to say goodbye to their hardened father on his deathbed.

Director: Paddy Quinn | Stars: Jay Harrington, Geoff Stults, Kenny Wormald, Chelsea Gilson

Votes: 17

22. Home Swim Home (2016)

29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

The only way to love you is becoming who you are.

Director: Yiyu Wang

Votes: 8

23. The Man from Earth: Holocene (2017)

98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A 14,000-year-old college professor notices that he has finally started showing signs of aging. Meanwhile, four of his students get suspicious of him and start investigating his past.

Director: Richard Schenkman | Stars: David Lee Smith, Doug Haley, Davi Santos, Vanessa Williams

Votes: 8,985 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Man in Red Bandana (2017)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This is a story of how the courageous and selfless actions of one man can touch and inspire thousands. A documentary about Welles Remy Crowther, who saved at least ten people on September 11, 2001 at the cost of his own life.

Director: Matthew J. Weiss | Stars: Alison Crowther, Jefferson Crowther, Welles Remy Crowther, Eric Lipton

Votes: 149

25. Melody Makers: Should've Been There (2016)

97 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Melody Maker Magazine's Chief Contributing Photographer(1965-1975), Barrie Wentzell tells the story of the rise and fall of the magazine, which marked the end to a style of rock n' roll journalism that no longer exit's today.

Director: Leslie Ann Coles | Stars: Steve 'Abbo' Abbot, Pete Agnew, Keith Altham, Ian Anderson

Votes: 59

26. Midnighters (2017)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

Their marriage was already in trouble. Then came the accident and bad decisions. Their troubles just got so much worse.

Director: Julius Ramsay | Stars: Alex Essoe, Perla Haney-Jardine, Dylan McTee, Ward Horton

Votes: 1,994

27. Not a War Story (2017)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

Hollywood collides with a group of veterans who are tired of the typical PTSD and valor-portrayed movies and decide to make an original dark humor zombie apocalypse film all on their own.

Director: Tim O'Donnell | Stars: Mana Afshar, Sean Astin, Mat Best, Dane Bingenheimer

Votes: 51

28. Our Wildest Dreams (2017)

100 min | Documentary

OUR WILDEST DREAMS tells the story of the desire to turn one's dreams into reality in spite of times of doubt, hardship and sacrifice. Will Foots leave the streets of the USA and become a ... See full summary »

Director: Marie Elisa Scheidt

29. Painless (II) (2017)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, Thriller

Henry Long desperately seeks a cure for the condition that leaves him unable to feel physical pain.

Director: Jordan Matthew Horowitz | Stars: Joey Klein, Evalena Marie, Kip Gilman, Pascal Yen-Pfister

Votes: 1,332 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Restraint (II) (2017)

95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A mentally ill woman who's been submerging her violent impulses for years unravels after she marries a controlling older man and relocates to his suburban home.

Director: Adam Cushman | Stars: Dana Ashbrook, Alex John Borowski, Lauriel Borowski, Stephanie Bullington

Votes: 222

31. Rockaway (2017)

90 min | Adventure, Drama

Inspired by true events, a man recounts the summer of '94, when he and his brother plotted revenge against their abusive father.

Director: John J. Budion | Stars: Keidrich Sellati, Maxwell Apple, James DiGiacomo, Tanner Flood

Votes: 7,033

32. Elevation Change (2017)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

When 24-year-old athlete Sam Fox launches a highly publicized campaign to break the speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail and raise $250,000 for Parkinson's disease, he quickly learns what it means to struggle in the spotlight.

Director: Marion Mauran | Stars: Sam Fox, Scott Williamson, John Bernhardt, Eric DePalo

Votes: 7

33. Scream for Me Sarajevo (2017)

95 min | Documentary, Music, War

In 1994 Sarajevo began a descent into chaos. Amongst the madness, 2 UN personnel: decided it would be fun to persuade a rock star (Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden) to come and play a gig to ... See full summary »

Director: Tarik Hodzic | Stars: Bruce Dickinson, Alen Ajanovic, Esad Bratovic, Mirza Coric

Votes: 1,213

34. La Soledad (2016)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

A vivid and intimate account of the Venezuelan crisis told through the real-life struggle of a young father trying to save his family from the demolition of their home.

Director: Jorge Thielen Armand | Stars: José Dolores López, Adrializ López, Marley Alvillares, Jorge Thielen Hedderich

Votes: 221

35. Stumped (I) (2017)

72 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

When filmmaker Will Lautzenheiser's limbs are amputated, his life is derailed and he turns to stand-up comedy as therapy. Meanwhile, a world-famous medical team is performing transplants ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Berghaus | Stars: Cheryl Anderson, Carolyn Beagan, Marie José Benjamin, Emma Brady

Votes: 18

36. The Surrounding Game (2018)

97 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Go is the oldest game still played in its original form. In east Asia, it is hailed as one of mankind's greatest cultural achievements and considered both ancient art and national sport. At... See full summary »

Directors: Will Lockhart, Cole D. Pruitt | Stars: Allan Abramson, Keith Arnold, Terence Benson, Michael Chen

Votes: 358

37. Waiting for You (2017)

92 min | Drama, Mystery

Paul (Morgan) investigates his late father's increasingly disturbing past and becomes suspicious of the mysterious, melancholic, and possibly dangerous Madeleine (Ardant).

Director: Charles Garrad | Stars: Colin Morgan, Fanny Ardant, Audrey Bastien, Abdelkrim Bahloul

Votes: 278

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