Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard once said, "The cinema is truth at 24 frames per second," making slow-mo sports replays and sped-up Benny Hill gags nothing but cruel, cruel lies. Get the real deal with today's Groupon to the SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival in Providence, RI. The festival will be held April 6–April 10 at various Rhode Island venues, including the Cable Car Cinema and the Chace Center at the RISD Museum of Art. Choose between the following options:
- For $9, you get two general-admission tickets to any film screening (an $18 value).
- For $40, you get one all-access pass (a $120 value).
Noted in the Providence Business News for its abundance of un-business-like pleasure, the third-annual Southeast New England (SENE) Film, Music & Arts Festival unfurls across Providence and Pawtucket in a blaze of unchecked aesthetic glory. Cinematic couples and film-buff BFFs can take their pick of admission to any of almost 70 feature films, documentaries, and shorts, such as the transgressive yet painterly I.M. Caravaggio or a documentary about young Iranians using rap music to defy their repressive government. Audiences vote for their favorite films in more than a dozen categories, including Loudest Offscreen Explosion and Most Narrator Gravitas.
Completist aesthetes, meanwhile, can while away the better part of a week with an all-access pass to all of SENE's films and director Q&A sessions. They'll also be admitted to the festival's opening- and closing-night parties, which cap the projected parade with live music, art exhibitions, and a shocking twist that leaves the door open for a sequel.
SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival
For six days, a celebration of culture takes over Providence. The annual SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival gives a voice to independent creators of cinema, music, and visual art—as well as audience members themselves. Attendees vote for their favorite shorts, documentaries, and feature films in dozens of categories. They can even meet the artists behind the works during director Q&A sessions where they can learn how the film was made and why Smell-O-Vision has never really taken off. The Limelight party allows guests to relax and mingle with other creative types while admiring an art exhibit and enjoying hors d'oeuvres, complimentary beer and wine, and light desserts.