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Artscape: Documentary 'Fall River' Ponders Family, Tragedy And Place

The documentary short film “Fall River” had its world premiere recently at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Since then it’s been featured...

The documentary short film “Fall River” had its world premiere recently at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Since then it’s been featured at festivals in Vermont, New Hampshire and New Orleans, and it’s now online to watch for free


The film is the work of Fall River native Pat Heywood and his filmmaking partner Jamil McGinnis. For this month’s Artscape we explore their documentary “Fall River.”

The film opens with a montage of news footage from crime scenes and fires in the city: