Double Feature: Pawtucket Rising & Commode Creations

Films // Double Feature: Pawtucket Rising & Commode Creations

Jul 16 - Jul 16

Overview // Pawtucket Rising
Director: Jason Caminiti, 2008, 53 minutes
Pawtucket Rising is the unlikely story of the revitalization of the city of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Once a burgeoning mill town, the city took a hard hit when the nation plummeted into the great depression, and has never fully recovered. Mayor James E. Doyle recognized The Arts as a catalyst for the city’s revitalization. Artists were being out–priced from their spaces in Providence, so Pawtucket seized the opportunity, opening its arms to those artists. Now the city is experiencing its greatest boom in decades, restoring and renovating mill and industrial space that formerly sat vacant and decaying.

Commode Creations
Director: Danny Bourque, 2004, 21 minutes
A short film about an eccentric man who manages to give his retired life a sense of purpose and excitement by operating his toilet seat museum! After years as a plumber, Barney Smith now collects and decorates toilet seats. While this is odd, what makes this film interesting is how friendly and excited the man is to show off his collection.

Details // Screening at 7 pm.

Suggested donation $5 member and $7 nonmember