Rhode Island International Film Festival: The Weight of Water

August 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Black Box
95 Empire St


Get Mine – Tahir

Milo Blake, Magdalena Zielinska United Kingdom | 2018 | 3min | Narrative | Experimental

A surreal urban fairy tale in which two spirits come together for one night to share a dance that reflects the journey of love and human relationships.

The Broken Mirror (Lo specchio rotto)

Gianpiero Alicchio Italy | Italian | 2019 | 15min | Color

Sara, soon to be married to Gabriele, forgives him everything, even the violence suffered. Struggling in the confines of a sick and possessive love affair, hoping that it will change one day, is not easy as Sara well knows.

Director Biography – Gianpiero Alicchio
Gianpiero arrived in Rome with a dream to imprint his visions on the cinematic screen. He studied with Italian and International teachers such as John Strasberg (Lee Strasberg’s son), Vincent Riotta and Flavio De Bernardiniis whose lessons helped him approach film directing while shaping his formation. Gianpiero graduated with a Thesis in Performing Capture. With a deep respect and admiration for Robert Zemeckis’ style of movie making, he directed his first short film ‘L’appuntamento’ (The Date). The film has been accepted into festivals worldwide and won the Italian Golden Globes for ‘Best Short Film’.

The Weight of Water

Michael Brown United States | 2018 | 78min | Documentary

The Weight of Water is the story of a blind adventurer taking on an absurdly improbable challenge, kayaking the Grand Canyon. He desires the elusive state of being that so many of us seek, to be engaged in the present moment.

“It’s so hard to be fully in the moment because there’s so much fear, there’s so much anxiety, it’s like a person looking through a window at an experience rather than being in the experience.” — Erik Weihenmayer.

Director Biography-
In his career, Michael Brown has excelled as both an adventure athlete and as a filmmaker. He has been to the summit of Mount Everest five times, each time with cameras rolling. His work as a director and cinematographer spans all seven continents and won many festival & industry awards including three national Emmy Awards. Michael is also a recipient of the International Alliance For Mountain Film’s Grand Prix, awards at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, the Explorers Festival’s Camera Extreme and the Giant Screen Cinema Association (IMAX) Outstanding Cinematography Award. Michael’s lens has captured ice caves for NOVA, tornadoes for Discovery, science at the South Pole for National Geographic, avalanches for the BBC and mountain climbing for four giant screen IMAX movies. Michael has made a habit of going to the world’s harshest, most dangerous environments and always comes back with incredible footage and compelling stories. Outside Magazine describes the cerebral filmmaker as a “swashbuckling librarian,” and Men’s Journal calls him “a master of gut-dropping action.”