Portals: The History of the Future Film Series continues at PPL

PPL, Providence Center for Media Culture, Cable Car Cinema present PORTALS: The History of the Future Film Series, May 11 – June 8
 
PROVIDENCE, RI
– As part of its continuing 2016 Exhibition & Program Series -- PORTALS: The History of the Future, Providence Public Library (150 Empire Street, Providence) and program partners Providence Center for Media Culture and Cable Car Cinema invite you to travel through time, visit utopian and dystopian worlds, and experience multiple dimensions as we present free, a five-week Portals: History of the Future Film Series. 
 
Spanning 100 years of the moving image, we invite you to take a deep dive into our collective psyches, to discover how through time, cinema has captured our imaginations of our future world(s). From the fantastical to the disastrous, the hilarious to the incredible, each film sheds light on our collective hopes, dreams and fears about what the future holds.
 
The films will be shown free, weekly on Wednesdays, May 11 through June 8 (6 – 8 pm), with discussions, in the Library’s 3rd Floor Auditorium. More information at: http://portals.provlib.org/category/may/ and at http://www.cablecarcinema.com.
 
Series details:
 
May 11 – Dreams Rewired / 2015 / Documentary
Discussion with design historian Matthew Bird
Directed by Maru Luksch, Martin Reinsert, Thomas Tode; written by Manu Luksch, Mukul Pate, Martin Reinhart, Thomas Tode; narrated by Tilda Swinton
88 minutes
 
May 18 – H.G Wells Things to Come / 1936 / Drama
Discussion with Gloria Jean Masciarotte
Directed by William Cameron Menzies; written by H.G. Wells; starring Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson
100 minutes
 
May 25 – Dr. Who & the Daleks / 1965 Drama
Discussion TBA
Directed by Gordon Flemyng; written by Terry Nation and Milton Subotsky
Starring Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden
82 minutes
 
June 1 – Sleeper / 1973 / Comedy
Discussion with design historian Matthew Bird
Directed by Woody Allen; written by Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman; starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
89 minutes
 
June 8 – Login 2 Life / 2011 / Documentary
Discussion TBA
Directed by Daniel Moshel; written by Daniel Moshel
87 minutes
 
(release from Providence Public Library)

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