The Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) announces film Screening of South County Filmmakers’ latest short film  – Second Chance Cafe. The Second Chance Cafe tells the story of the stressed life of an Iraq war veteran which becomes more complicated when a Syrian refugee family moves in next door. Run time is 15 minutes. After the film, three speakers will present information expanding on issues posed in the movie. The talks will be open for discussion and questions from the audience. 

The guest speakers are: 

– Joan Dwyer, co-creator and owner of the All That Matters yoga center in Wakefield, RI. A granddaughter of Syrians, Joan will give a presentation on A Visit to Syria. She believes that inner peace leads to world peace, and that is all that matters. 

– Bill Wright, who will discuss veteran issues. Bill is a National Guard veteran, having served numerous tours of duty overseas. He works with veterans to help them cope with the ravages of war. 

– Abdelnasser Hussein, born in Egypt, will speak about immigration. In the movie he plays Mazen Allouba alongside his son, Albaraa, who plays Adel. A former Principal of the Islamic School of Rhode Island, Nasser is familiar with the issues of immigrants and refugees from many countries. 

The South County Filmmakers (SCF) are retirees who have reinvented themselves as movie makers. The SCF is a non-profit organization based in Wakefield, RI. Tickets are available online or at the door.

Second Chance Cafe Film Screening – At A Glance

WHAT:            Second Chance Cafe Film Screening

WHERE:      Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown RI 02835

WHEN:           Saturday, November 23th at 4pm 
TICKETS:        $15 online or at the door

The Jamestown Arts Center is a multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts space that hosts art exhibits, theatre and dance performances, film screenings, JAC talks and concerts, and provides art and design educational programs for people of all ages. Housed in a former boat repair shop, the JAC was awarded Best Gallery in Newport County by the Best of Rhode Island 2017 & 2018 readers’ polls. Programming partners include: Heifetz International Music Institute, FirstWorks, RISCA, FabNewport, 10 Thousand Small Businesses, RISD, Manhattan Short Film Festival, SENE Film Festival, Providence Art and Design Film Festival, Island Moving Company, The Jamestown Schools, Social Enterprise Greenhouse, The Brown/Trinity Rep M.F.A. in Acting & Directing Program and many individual artists and local organizations. The Jamestown Arts Center has quickly become a leading arts and cultural hub, for Rhode Island and beyond, where creativity, ideas and innovation flourish. 

The mission of the Jamestown Arts Center is to engage, enrich and inspire our community through extraordinary arts and educational experiences.