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  • Writer's pictureClarissa Jacobson

Yankee Doodle Lunch Ladies Force Flickers' Rhode Island Int'l Fest Into Screening Them - "Do Or Die"

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Fest

Sources have confirmed that Lunch Ladies have struck again, this time by forcing the hand of Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Fest into an early official selection. Speculations have been flying all morning on how they pulled it off but our reporters got the inside scoop.

Apparently, the women who have now nicknamed themselves "Yankee Doodle Lunch Ladies," googled "Rhode Island" and discovered George M. Cohan - composer of "Yankee Doodle Boy" - was born there. They immediately swung into action to use it to their advantage.

Said Seretta, lounging in a sparkly red white and blue track suit she plans to wear for the screening: "Flickers' Rhode Island is way too prestigious for Lunch Ladies so we had no choice but to take action. As Patriots it was our right. Tell 'em, Lou."

LouAnne, lighting off firecrackers in the bathroom, face covered in soot, grinned: "It was awesome. We simply got busy penning a "special" poem for them based on Cohan's famous song. They were so touched. Soon as they read it they told us we were in! Thanks Rhode Island!"

We're Yankee Doodle Lunch Ladies

Flickers' Rhode Island, do or die

Real live Ladies in love with Johnny Depp

Program us or end up in pie!

We've got a grinder and some knives

It's our pride and special joy

Ladies wanna come to Flickers

Just to screen a day

Program us or end up in pie!

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival is now in its 22nd year and is ranked as one of the top 10 U.S. festivals. It is New England’s only Academy Award-qualifying festival and runs from August 7-12 in Providence.

Details on when the Yankee Doodle Lunch Ladies screen to follow!

Rhode Island Intenrational Film Festival

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