Newport-based filmmaker Sprague Theobald of Hole in the Wall Productions will be among special guests honored at the RIIFF’s Night Out at the Oscars event this Sunday March 7, 2010.
Newport, RI – Notable artists are often too busy to step into the spotlight. Some figured this was the case with Newporter Sprague Theobald. The Emmy award-winning filmmaker is finally taking a break to accept a few rays of limelight at the Rhode Island International Film Festival’s Night Out at the Oscars event held at the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Providence, Rhode Island on March 7th (6PM). The guest list of honorees includes Providence Mayor David Cicilline, Rhode Island Film and Television executive director Steven Feinberg among others.
Theobald is being recognized for the visually stunning and socially conscious work found in his sixth and upcoming documentary, Braving The Northwest Passage. Due out this year, the film will reveal the Arctic’s danger, adventure, history and perhaps most of all “the beauty that we as a global community risk loosing should it not be properly cared for…“ said Theobald. The filmmaker has dedicated his life towards directing and producing documentary films that focus on political, cultural, historical and environmental topics worldwide.
Other documentary accomplishments include Theobald’s well-acclaimed “Poverty to Pearls” and “58 Harrison Lane.” Both films capture people who deal with genuine hardships and struggles everyday. Theobald’s work has gained significant recognition to win such awards as the Best Informational Special Emmy Award, International Academy of the Visual Arts Silver Award in Cinematography, Best in Category American Museum Award, Best Editing American Business Award, two Telly Awards and many other honors.
RIIFF’s Night Out at the Oscars event is this Sunday, March 7 at 6:30pm held in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium located on One Avenue of the Art in Providence, Rhode Island. Tickets are $55 and should be reserved in advance by visiting rifilmfest.org, or calling (401) 861-4445. Guests are scheduled to arrive at 6:30pm followed by a buffet dinner at 8pm, catered by Temple Restaurant, and at 9:30pm the festivities will conclude for the night.