When Becca Bender arrived in Providence in 2018, the staff at the Rhode Island Historical Society was euphoric. In all its 196 years, RIHS had never employed a film archivist. “I really liked the physicality of film,” says Bender, who studied film production at Vassar College. “I liked that you cut and splice it.” Watch to the end for historical footage of the Jewish Community Center.
ROBERT ISENBERG | 10/12/21