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Central - Documentary Film Series

Date: 10/25/2012

Time: 7:00 pm

MovieBUDDY: THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICA'S MOST NOTORIOUS MAYOR directed and written by Cherry Arnold

Paints a complex portrait of the often contradictory and always audacious public figure who became the youngest man and the first Italian-American to become mayor of Providence, and a Republican who unseated a Democrat stronghold of more than 30 years. From his early promise as an attorney prosecuting organized crime to his success overseeing Providence's "renaissance," the film tracks Cianci's entanglements with city council opposition, union skirmishes, personal scandals, and criminal indictments.