Day 2

Thursday, October 4

~ Cold 

~ The choice 
~ Waiting room

~  Breakneck hill
~ Father of lies 

7:00 p.m. Feature Film

The Graveyard Gang

Dalen Gus refuses to grow up. He’s held it off so long, that he finds himself as a twenty-six year old, never having held a real, full-time job. But that doesn’t mean Dalen’s never had lofty goals. He’s interning at a movie producing company, he’s working on his next big screenplay all while working the graveyard shift, a few nights a week, at a newspaper factory with his three best friends. But when Dalen meets Ellie, the new and eccentric girl at work, he’s immediately veered off course from his ambitious path. Ellie lures Dalen down a dark, twisted road that takes him completely out of his comfort zone and challenges Dalen to ultimately break through the barriers in hopes of crossing over into adulthood.

QVCAH Art Center

2 p.m. Shawna Foundation Educational Program

Free Admission to all

Off the Streets for Good

a Documentary

Director Luciana Lagana follows several previously homeless people who recall their hard journey towards having a home again. Mistreatment was rampant and we hear about the difficulties living on the streets directly from a former prostitute who lost her eye when she was shot and a professor who was put on the streets by her parents for coming out as a lesbian. You will also learn about the struggles with homelessness from a classy middle-aged man, who now helps the homeless, and about the problems faced by a young gay black man who almost died living on the streets in the stranglehold of drug addiction but is now thriving as he helps the homeless as part of his job. 

4:30 p.m. Feature film

Good day

Good Day follows the lives of six twenty-somethings on Halloween night as their paths cross en route to a costume party. As they face rejection, neglect, anticipation, and loss, they begin to wonder if the scariest part about Halloween is real life.

 

7 p.m. Feature film

Do it Man: The Story of the Celebrity Club

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"Do It, Man! The Story of The Celebrity Club" is a documentary about many things. 
It's about music, history, racism, crime and urban renewal, but most of all, it's about the people of Rhode Island. It's about the power of music bringing people together.

This film tells the story of Providence's legendary Celebrity Club, located in an African-American neighborhood, Randall Square, and owned by an Italian-American, Paul Filippi. The Celebrity Club is believed to be the first interracial nightclub in New England and featured top national jazz and R&B acts as well as local talent throughout the 1950s. Music royalty such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday and Fats Domino would come to Providence and stay for weeklong engagements.

Rhode Island's rich musical culture is on display in this documentary. Jazz reigns supreme here, from nationally known Rhode Island musicians Bobby Hackett (Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman) to pianist Dave McKenna (Woody Herman, Rosemary Clooney) to saxophonist Paul Gonsalves (Duke Ellington, Count Basie) to vocalist Carol Sloane (Larry Elgart, Kenny Burrell) and many, many more. Local Rhode Island music legends Duke Belaire, Clay Osborne, Randy Ashe and Ed Coates share their personal stories about the club, racism, and growing up in little Rhody.

"Do It, Man! The Story of The Celebrity Club" is a film about a forgotten club with an unforgettable story! 

Starlite Gallery

4:30 p.m. Shorts Program

The Shawna Shea Film Festival celebrates independent films and the people who make them. Established in 2012 as a program of the Shawna E. Shea Memorial Foundation Inc., SSFF honors Shawna's unique independent spirit by bringing audiences films that share the same quality. 

 

The Shawna Shea Film Festival is a program of the Shawna E. Shea Memorial Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity. Visit our website at www.shawnafoundation.org.