RWU hosts Roving Eye Film Festival: “You know you want to look” — and you should.

Kyle Gravel, Opinions Editor

Pictured on flyers throughout campus this week is the announcement that the Roving Eye Film Festival is back for its 14th year at RWU. Showing a variety of films, from world premieres to Oscar nominees from 2018, the festival is the place to be. Roving Eye highlights include major international shorts and features, documentaries and a celebration of the arts.

This year’s programming features over 70 films from across the world, including Academy Award nominees and winners, numerous world and U.S. premieres, panel discussions/symposia, visiting filmmakers and student film showcases. This on-campus event with free admission stretches from April 8-14, taking place at different venues across campus.

Throughout the week, while a diverse selection of films is being played, renowned individuals from within the film industry will be speaking. One speaker is an RWU alumnus, Chris Sparling, who wrote “BURIED,” starring Ryan Reynolds — who is speaking April 11 at 3:30 p.m. in GHH G01. Later that day at 5 p.m., the next guest is Duncan Putney, an accomplished actor as well as an award-winning screenwriter and producer, who has appeared in films such as “The Judge,” “Mystic River,” “R.I.P.D.,” “The Town” and “Brilliant Mistakes.” Finally, on Sunday, as part of Roving Eye’s Jewish Experience, acclaimed filmmaker and entertainment lawyer Andrew Lund will accompany eye-opening films that are part of the series, “The stories we tell. The stories we hear.”
Earlier this week, the event has gone off without a hitch, welcoming names like Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film and Television Office Steven Feinberg and Tommy DeNucci, an actor and director. Come see the rest of what the Roving Eye Film Festival has to offer, before it’s too late.