Pell Center

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“Pell Grants” Documentary at the 2013 Rhode Island International Film Festival

On Wednesday, August 7th, the Rhode Island International Film Festival will host an advanced screening of “Pell Grants: A Passion for Education” at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence, R.I. at 7:00 pm.


“Pell Grants” is a documentary about the creation of the Pell Grant during the 1970s and the positive effects the Pell Grant has had on today’s leaders. The film also “dives into the compelling, often suspenseful behind-the-scenes battles privately waged behind closed doors in Washington, D.C. during the 1970’s with Senator Claiborne Pell leading the charge.”

Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office, and Elyse Katz, freelance producer whose work includes Pretty Woman and Crocodile Dundee, wrote and produced “Pell Grants.” Feinberg directed.

To purchase tickets, visit the Rhode Island Film Festival website.

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