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Ocean State Film Society

film students of Ocean State Film Society

The Ocean State Film Society is the student film club here at Rhode Island College. We host a variety of screenings and events throughout the academic year, along with a film festival each fall and spring to showcase student work made in and out of class. Students of all disciplines and majors are welcome to join the Film Society!

Upcoming & Recent Events​

Andy Warhol Film Series
February-March 2020
All are welcome to these free screenings!

Tuesday, Feb 25th, 6:00 p.m., Gaige 100: MARIO BANANA #1 (1964), KISS (1963-64), and VINYL (1965)

Tuesday, March 3rd, 6:00 p.m., Gaige 100: MARIO BANANA #2 (1964), HAIRCUT #1 (1963), and BLOW JOB (1963-64)

Tuesday, March 17th, 6:00 p.m., Gaige 100: CHELSEA GIRLS (1966)

Filmmaker and Alumnus Christian de Rezendes
November 6, 2019, 10:00-11:50 a.m.

Gaige 200. Join us for a free screening and discussion of Portuguese Alley (2019) and Alzira's Story (2000).​

Christine Vachon Film Series

September-October 2019
All are welcome to these free screenings!

Christine Vachon

Tuesday, Sept 3rd, 6:00 p.m., HM 193: POISON (Todd Haynes, 1991)

Wednesday, Sept 11th, 6:00 p.m., HM 193: SWOON (Tom Kalin, 1992)

Tuesday, Sept 17th, 6:00 p.m., HM 193: GO FISH (Rose Troche, 1994)

Wednesday, Sept 25th, 6:00 p.m., HM 193: VELVET GOLDMINE (Todd Haynes, 1998)​

Tuesday, Oct 1st, 6:00 p.m., HM 193: BOYS DON’T CRY (Kimberly Peirce, 1999)

Wednesday, Oct 9th, 6:00 p.m., HM 193: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (John Cameron Mitchell, 2001)​​​

Tuesday, Oct 15th, 6:00 p.m., HM 193: CAROL (Todd Haynes, 2015)

Wednesday, Oct 23rd, 6:00 p.m., HM 193: Early Films by Christine Vachon

Thursday, Oct 24th, 4:00 p.m., Gaige Auditorium: Film Producer CHRISTINE VACHON IN PERSON to present early films by Todd Haynes

Click here for the event flyer​.

Indian Film Festival

Indian Film Festival
September 7, 2019, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Gaige Auditorium

RIC is proud to host a day of free screenings in Gaige 100 as part of the 5th Annual Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival.

12:00 p.m. Short Films The Wallet (Saumitra Singh, 2019) and Unshaved (Shruti Marathe, 2019) followed by Q&A with the filmmaker and/or producer of Unshaved

1:00 p.m. Abyakto (Arjun Dutta, 2019)

3:00 p.m. World Premiere of Anna and Ahana (Tanni Chaudhuri, 2019) followed by Q&A with Dr. Chaudhuri, RIC Associate Professor of Sociology

4:00 p.m. Oxygen (Shoib Nikash Shah, 2019)


13th Annual Ocean State Film Festival
Friday, April 26, 2019
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Horace Mann 193

All are invited to the Ocean State Film Festival, a showcase of work made by RIC students both in and out of class during the past academic year!​

Helping Hand

Screening and Discussion with Author Claudine Griggs
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Horace Mann 193

Claudine Griggs, Director of the Writing Center here at RIC, will be introducing and discussing the episode "Helping Hand," part of Tim Miller and David Fincher's Netflix series Love, Death & Robots to students in FILM 221 (Film History II). This episode is an adaptation of a short story that she wrote. All are welcome to hear her adventures with Tim Miller, Netflix, and more!​

Alison Paul Animation

Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Alison Paul
Friday, April 19, 2019
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Whipple 104

Alison Paul, Assistant Professor of Illustration and Animation at the University of Connecticut, will be screening and discussing her stopmotion films to students in FILM 377 (2-D Animation). This event is being sponsored by the Ocean State Film Society and is free and open to all!

Click here for event flyer.

Indian Film Festival
December 5, 2018, 6:30-8​ p.m.
Saturday, December 8, 2018, ​12-5 p.m.
Gaige Auditorium

RIC is proud to host three free screenings in Gaige 100 as part of the 4th Annual Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival. 

On Wednesday, December 5th, we screen the drama 'Juze' at 6:30. 

On Saturday, December 8th, our double feature starts at noon with the thriller 'Aami Joy Chatterjee' (Manoj Michigan, 2018), followed at 3:00 by the drama 'Half Widow' (Danish Renzu, 2017). Note that we are planning for the producer of 'Aami Joy Chatterjee,' Shivanggi Choudharry, to be in attendance! 

​These screenings are made possible through the sponsorship support of the Ocean State Film Society, the Indian Association of Rhode Island, and Dr. Tanni Chaudhuri in the Sociology Department. 

These RIC screenings are all free and open to the public! On Saturday, Donovan Dining will offer India-inspired concessions for purchase.


Page last updated: February 24, 2020