2013-01-17 / About Town

7 films to be screened at arts center Thursday

Seven selections from the 2012 Rhode Island International Film Festival will be shown at the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday, Jan. 17, beginning at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. Shown will be “Fraction,” a nine-minute Canadian animation about an elderly artist who struggles to complete his body of work. “Fraction” won the grand prize for best experimental film. Also being featured will be “Believe the Dance,” a 14-minute Norway film directed by Thomas Berg; “Good Karma $1,” a documentary that explores one person’s fascination with collecting signs created by homeless people; “Harriott Grace,” a 28-minute Canadian short; “Machinehead,” a 12-minute stop-motion animated film directed by Micah Gallagher; “Nani,” a short about a relationship between a teenage graffiti artist and a nursing-home resident; and “Strange Fruit,” a three-minute animation about racism during the Jim Crow era.

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