Lights, camera, action! doubleFEATURE returns January 2 with its fourth season.
On Thursdays at 8 p.m., doubleFEATURE showcases the art of the short film and those who craft them. Between the film selections, Steven Feinberg, director of the Rhode Island Film and Television Office, and George Marshall, executive producer at the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), interview filmmakers and professionals in the industry.
Like the seasons before it, Season Four presents films of all artistic categories; from foreign language, to documentary, to fiction, or animation, no genre or interest is overlooked.
Featured in the first episode of the season (January 2; check local listings), hopeless romantics who love drama may love EISENHERZ, directed by Franz Maria Quitt. When Jacob, a shy nine-year-old dreamer, falls in love with his eleven-year-old neighbor Mai-Lin, he attempts to catch her attention. Lost in his longing for her, he’s unaware that his parents’ relationship is no longer what it once was.
Sci-Fi fans will enjoy director Alexander Turnpin’s Generation Mars, premiering in the second episode (January 9; check local listings). In a world where a reality show sends humans to Mars, the winner and main character Astrid faces a difficult question: how far would you go for fame?
In the season’s third episode (January 16; check local listings), history and animation aficionados will favor Miss Todd, director Kristin Yee’s stop-motion film inspired by the first woman in the world to design and build a plane, Miss E. Lilian Todd.
These short films are just three of the many featured in the program’s new season. With popcorn popped and couch pillows fluffed, viewers are invited to experience a unique film festival every Thursday at 8 p.m.
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WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits over the air on digital 36.1; on Rhode Island cable: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, and Full Channel 08; on Massachusetts cable: Comcast 819HD (check local Comcast listings for SD channels) and Verizon FiOS 18 / 518HD; on satellite: DirecTV 36, Dish Network 36.
WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; on RI cable channels: Cox 808, Verizon FiOS 478, Full Channel 89; in MA, Comcast 294 or 312.