1. Jesus Is a True and Better Joseph


    from David's Community Bible Church / Added

    Genesis 50:15-21 (ESV) 15 When Joseph's brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.” 16 So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died: 17 ‘Say to Joseph, “Please forgive the transgression of your brothers and their sin, because they did evil to you.”’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him. 18 His brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.” 19 But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? 20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people[a] should be kept alive, as they are today.21 So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

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    • Sincerest Praise: The Providence of Charles Foster Kane


      from Michael Mclennan / Added

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      Many films start with text quotes that contextualise the narrative theme. Fewer (and often less apparent) are those that start with visual quotations of other films for the same purpose. Here: An imposing exterior, a languorous approach to an empty house with a singular light source, to the ominous orchestral murmurings of a Golden Age master. Destination: an absent protagonist, on the verge of a shattering event and a cryptic utterance. His is the first voice we hear. Understanding this presence, and this moment, will provide unity to the film's narrative -- when we know this man, the question that's been asked will have been answered. The exclamation of the offscreen figure serves a different function in both narratives. 'Who' he is will soon be known in the Welles' film. Charles Foster Kane will never truly be knowable, but the 'what' of his first spoken word (his last) will be a clue worth a whole film of detective work. In Resnais' film, the 'what' is apparent from context - someone is frustrated - but who has spoken? If we spend the length of Welles' film looking for the meaning of a word and the true sense of a man, in Resnais' we seek to resolve a presence. Both films hinge on an absent figure declared up front, reason alone to justify Resnais' quotation. The similarities also should not brush over the differences. Welles forbids entry, spends an eternity scaling a wall, and lingers among Ozymandias' debris as he slowly dissolves closer to that light source. Resnais dollies forward, meditates on the (family) tree, its branches and roots - foreshadowing the role of patronage. His light is less clearly connected to his obscured subject. And his scene is brisker - just because his man holds others at a distance doesn't mean he will hold you at such a distance as long as Welles will. This is not a pivotal moment in the narrative to re-examine. It's not a set piece, it's a taste of mystery. On differences in scoring, Herrmann is moody, lower woodwinds offer a cryptic signifier: the question mark-like 'Rosebud' theme. (Heard at the close of this piece over the titles of the films.) Rosza is more strident, favours his violins more, and is barely moments in before he quotes the Dies Irae. Judgement is coming for someone in Resnais' film. ('Damn!' or 'damned'?) The films quickly diverge from there. Don't chase down Resnais' masterful, little-seen film expecting another Citizen Kane. In ways it is both a greater and lesser film, but more fundamentally, a master is at work, with something distinctive to say. In deference to Providence, its rhythm and sound have been allowed to dominate in this forced marriage. Lovers of Kane will note the film has been ramped to align key visual cues - no image has been excluded, but they pass by a lot quicker - and slower in some places. Kane's audio has all but been suppressed except at start and end. (It can be more easily viewed online.) Or perhaps Resnais is simply giving us a joke appropriate to his character's dilemma. 'Damn! Damn! Damn!' - it's so hard to be original. Every time you think you have a good idea for a film opening, it turns out to be someone else's. Citizen Kane of course has many stylistic children. If any know of other extended visual tributes to the opening - Oliver Stone's Nixon comes to mind - please post below. Intended for educational purposes only.

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      • Seventy-Six Yellow Roses


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        Short film Seventy-Six Yellow Roses Directed and Edited by Brianna DeLuca

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        • WaterFire Providence | May 16, 2015


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          WaterFire Providence begins its 2015 season with a partial fire and the high performance support of the Volvo Group of Companies in North America.

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          • Celebrating 20 Years of WaterFire Providence | 1000 Ships


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            1000 ships was a night of remembrance at WaterFire providence, a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. It was also a somber reminder of Rhode Island's century long involvement with this trade. Music, Silence, dance and stillness, and burned chains combined to mark this occasion. "Night Cave" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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            • Suffering to Learn


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              Pastor Troy Stuart continues is series in 1 Peter “Victorious Suffering”. This week he speaks about suffering to learn. Today’s passage is 11 Peter 3:18-22.

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              • Aerial footage of Southside Community Land Trust's Plant Sale


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                What the video footage captured via drone by Beth and Mike Bell of Embee Studio of SCLT's 23rd annual Plant Sale.

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                • Eat, Drink RI founder and president David Dadekian on SCLT's Plant Sale


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                  David Dadekian is founder and president of Eat Drink RI, one of the top media outlets in the region for all things culinary. From his perch atop the local food pyramid he surveys food events, chefs & restaurants, the beverage industry and locally produced artisanal products. In this video he talks about SCLT's annual Rare & Unusual Plant Sale, a two-day event (May16-17) where people can buy "interesting fruits and vegetables that you can't get anywhere else."

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                  • Louisa+Kevin // Providence, Rhode Island // Providence Public Library // Wedding Film


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                    619 Plays / / 5 Comments

                    What an amazing time we had working with this wonderful pair in one of the coolest venues in Rhode Island. Enjoy their story! Got to use a few new pieces of gear for the 2015 season! Check out the time-lapse at the end as well as some smooth camera action from DJi's Ronin! Shot by Jared Haskell Edited by Jared Haskell Music- "Trees" by The Oh Hellos and is used with permission Music- "State I'm In" by Need to Breath and is licensed through the Music Bed Shot- Canon 5DMKIII, 5DMKII's, 50mm 1.2L, 70-200mm 2.8L, 16-35mm 2.8L, Sigma macro 105mm 2.8 Grip- Manfrotto Tripod and monopod, Kessler time lapse equipment, Edelkrone Slider Plus, DJi Ronin Gimbal Audio- Rode video mic pr, Zoom H6

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                    • Providence Hospitality: Greeley's Great Hotel


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                      Providence Hospitality This is about more than a great Downtown Hotel. This is about providing a catalyst for decades of opportunity.

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