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Written and directed by Jamestown resident Craig Richardson, this independent film (original title: Perception) tells what happens when an investigative reporter begins looking into an elderly couple's odd hobby, involving taxidermy, mummification, and puppetry. Although the action supposedly takes place in Wyoming, Rhode Island, most of the story was filmed in Foster, with additional scenes shot in Jamestown, East Greenwich, Exeter, Clayville, North Scituate, Hope, and Providence.

Foster locations include the Moosup Valley Congregational Church and the Moosup Valley Grange on Moosup Valley Road, Helen's Place on Route 6, and the Valley Store. Providence's Bertucci and Pennine funeral homes also shared screen time.

Anima was the first feature film to win an award (Best American Feature) at the Newport International Film Festival.

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