Flickers @ MB

For the second year in a row, Moses Brown’s Woodman Center will be one of the screening locations of the Rhode Island International Film Festival (August 8-12). This Oscar-qualifying festival has curated a lineup of films that speak to the values and educational culture of MB. And best of all–you’re invited! Anyone connected to MB is welcome to attend Woodman Center screenings free of charge.

For a full festival schedule, and tickets, visit http://www.film-festival.org. To see a list of just the screenings at MB’s Woodman Center, click here.


QUAKERS: The Quiet Revolutionaries
Sun., Aug. 12. 1:00 p.m.
This full-length documentary explores the history of iconic Quakers, and how modern adherents bridge faith and activism to make the world a better place.

All remaining screenings:

Sat., Aug. 11
1:00 p.m.
Samira comes from Tunisia; she’s 10 years old and lives in Italy illegally with her father and her brother, age 17. One night, she will have to face alone a problem that is bigger than her. (14 min.)
Maximilian (English version)
With an IQ of 149+, 13-year-old Maximilian Janisch is Switzerland’s most famous highly gifted child. After passing the final secondary-school examinations in Mathematics at just 9 years old, Maximilian has jumped forward 3 grades and is now attending Mathematical courses at university level. The film follows Maximilian and his parents through their high-energy daily life and reflects on what it means to be a child prodigy. Documentary. (77 min.)

3:30 p.m.
2nd Class
Charlotte has got a new job as a second grade teacher. One night she is attacked by a Nazi and is severely injured. When she comes back to her students she discovers that one of her students is the son of that Nazi. (14 min.)
Secret Ingredients
While there is a hot debate about the safety of GMOs, Roundup and other toxic pesticides, this film shares compelling stories of people who regain their health and transform their lives after identifying the ‘secret ingredients’ in their food, and making a bold commitment to avoid them. After seeing this film, you may never look at food the same way again. Documentary. (80 min.)

6:00 p.m.
Space Girls
During a sleepover, four space-obsessed 9-year-old girls embark on a secret mission in their cardboard rocket. When Dad returns home, what will become of their mission? (10 min.)
64 countries around the world label GMOs. Why don’t we? Documentary. (87 min.)

8:30 p.m.
Bolero Paprika
In France in the 1950s, Diego, the son of Spanish Republicans in exile, witnesses a police roundup targeting his mother and grandfather amongst the last opponents of the Franco regime. Immersed in reminiscing about a history that is still very much alive, Diego will preserve the memory of those who resisted totalitarianism. Animation. (21 min.)
The Fall of Sparta
A comic-tragedy looking at the last year of high school through the eyes of a disaffected teen. (87 min.)


Sun., Aug. 12
1:00 p.m.
A veteran who works as a volunteer at the Japanese American National Museum, encounters a mother and her young daughter, triggering events that happened in his past, including his time as a young man in a Japanese American Internment Camp and later serving with the 442 in WWII. (18 min.)
QUAKERS: The Quiet Revolutionaries
They walk a line between faith and activism, standing on the shoulders of iconic Quakers who fought to make the world a better place. Documentary. (85 min.)

3:30 p.m.
Back to Life: The Torin Yater-Wallace Story
Torin Yater-Wallace sets out to become the world’s greatest competitive freeskier but is thrown off course by his father’s federal imprisonment, his mother’s cancer diagnosis, and his own deadly liver infection. Will these struggles prevent him from becoming the greatest skier in the world? Documentary. (39 min.)
Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom
America is experiencing a clean energy revolution. Reinventing how we power our world is driving innovation and opportunity from rooftops in Indiana to reservations in Montana. It is reshaping the American workforce, communities and the environment. Clean energy currently generates 10% of America’s power, and it employs more people and supports more communities than the fossil fuel industry. This film will take you to communities across the country working in, benefiting from, and building a clean energy future. Documentary. (49 min.)