Thursday, August 29, 2013

WaterFire: Art and Soul of a City


Saturday, September 14 at 8:30 p.m.
Monday, September 16 at midnight

Wednesday, September 18 at 8 p.m.

WaterFire has captivated more than 15 million visitors, gaining national and international attention. Now, WaterFire: Art and Soul of a City takes audiences behind the scenes of one of the world's most extraordinary nighttime events. WSBE Rhode Island PBS is proud to present WaterFire: Art and Soul of a City on Monday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m.

With its crackling bonfires sparkling on rippling water, and pungent wood fragrance mingling with enchanting music wafting from invisible speakers, WaterFire is a mystical sensory experience. How did it start? How does it happen? Where else in the world is WaterFire happening?

The answers to those questions and more are in this beautiful, compelling documentary produced by Joe Rocco and filmed by Jim Karpeichik in association with WaterFire Providence. The story of WaterFire is told through insightful and amusing commentary from WaterFire creator and artist Barnaby Evans, several participants and volunteers, local historians, and passionate fans from around the world.

WaterFire: Art and Soul of a City presents WaterFire in a rarely seen way. It reveals what inspires the artist, examines how this unique and living art installation touches people's lives, and speculates what is next for WaterFire.

Experience WaterFire: Art and Soul of a City on WSBE Rhode Island PBS on Monday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) programming over the air on digital 36.1; on Rhode Island cable services: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, Full Channel 08; on Massachusetts cable services: Comcast 819HD, Verizon 18 / 518HD; on satellite:  DirecTV 36 / 3128HD, Dish Network 7776.