Broadcast Date: July 16, 2020
Space Girls | Directed by: Carys Watford | 10 min. United Kingdom, 2018
During a sleepover, four space-obsessed 9-year-old girls embark on a secret mission in their cardboard rocket. Unapologetically passionate about science and space, the girls concoct a plan to command their rocket-ship on an important mission to space. In the infinite realm of their imagination, they traverse the universe–until Dad returns home from dinner, crashing them back to reality. Space Girls is a film that celebrates the power of the imagination, the importance of STEM education, and girl power. It is family-friendly and will inspire young kids to see science and space as fun and exciting!
FRACTION | Directed by: Alain Delannoy | 9 min. Canada, 2012
Caught in a battle of time, an elderly artist struggles to complete his body of work.
We Are The Freak Show | Directed by: Marie-Hélène Viens & Philippe Lupien | 10 min. France, 2017
A bingo game. An allegorical, wild and humorous portrait. An homage to eccentricity and entertainment, to those things that remain unchanged.
Blacked Out | Directed by: The Students of the Highland Park African American History Project | 27 min. USA, 2017
In the diverse and progressive small town of Highland Park, NJ, a disturbing piece of art is found in a primary school, and a group of student filmmakers try to solve the mystery of who created it and why it was allowed to be publicly displayed for almost forty years. A film by the Highland Park African-American History Project, a multi-media effort to capture the oral history of the borough’s black community.
About the Show
doubleFEATURE showcases the art of the short film and the artists who make them. Each week, in addition to presenting a selection of two or more short films, between the short films, Steve Feinberg, director of the RI Film and Television Office, and George Marshall, executive producer at RIIFF, interview filmmakers and industry professionals.
In partnership with Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) and the Rhode Island Film and Television Office, Rhode Island PBS proudly presents doubleFEATURE, an exceptional opportunity for our viewers to see artistic, original, award-winning short films from a collection of animation, foreign language, documentary, or fiction films each week.