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
Christine Vachon Film Series
All are welcome to these free screenings!
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: CHRISTINE VACHON IN PERSON to present Early Films by Todd Haynes
Click here for the event flyer.
Indian Film Festival
September 7, 2019, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
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
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
Oxygen (Shoib Nikash Shah, 2019)
13th Annual Ocean State Film Festival
Friday, April 26, 2019
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!
Screening and Discussion with Author Claudine Griggs
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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!
Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Alison Paul
Friday, April 19, 2019
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.
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.