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The Apollo comes to newportFILM Outdoors

NEWPORT, R.I. — The Apollo comes to newportFILM this week with a free outdoor showing of the documentary. Find out more information here.

From newportFILM:

Join us for a newportFILM Outdoors screening of The Apollo at Chateau-sur-Mer lawn shown in partnership with Newport Jazz Festival

newportFILM Outdoors is presented by
Lila Delman Real Estate, supported by Forty 1° North
FREE with a $5 suggested donation

Thursday, August 1st
Chateau-sur-Mer Lawn
474 Bellevue Ave., Newport

6:10PM – Venue & food vendors open
7:10PM – Live music
8:25PM – Film + Q&A with film producer Lisa Cortes, moderated by Newport Jazz Festival artistic director Christian McBride

– Free popcorn courtesy of Savings Institute Bank & Trust
– Live music supported by BankRI
– On-site food vendors: Bella’s Pizzeria, Boru Noodle Bar, Diego’s Newport, Brunch Belly La Forge Restaurant Lemons Aid, Tricycle Ice Cream
– BYO picnic, blankets & chairs
– Bike racks on-site
– Rain Venue: Restoration Hall at IYRS
– Photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. Images may be used by newportFILM for promotional purposes.

Further details can be found here:

The HBO documentary THE APOLLO, helmed by Oscar- and Emmy-winning director Roger Ross Williams, chronicles the unique history and contemporary legacy of New York City’s landmark Apollo Theater. The feature-length film weaves together archival clips of music, comedy and dance performances; behind-the-scenes verité footage of the team that makes the theater run; and interviews with such artists as Jamie Foxx, Angela Bassett, Pharrell Williams, Common, Patti LaBelle and Smokey Robinson. While uncovering the rich history of the internationally renowned theater that has influenced American music and culture for 85 years, Williams also examines the current state of race in America, following a new multi-media adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ best-selling book “Between the World and Me” as it comes together on the theater’s grand stage.

Run time: 98 min
Director(s): Roger Ross Williams
Producer(s): Lisa Cortes, Nigel Sinclair, Jeanne Elfant Festa, Cassidy Hartmann, Roger Ross Williams

Lila Delman Real Estate
Forty 1° North
Newport Jazz Festival
WIMCO Villas
Kirby Perkins Construction
Park South Hotel, New York, New York
Lexington Partners
Savings Institute Bank & Trust
Edible Rhody magazine
The Providence Journal
The Public’s Radio 89.3FM
Minuteman Press of Aquidneck Island
The Newport Daily News
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
de Ramel Foundation
RISCA – Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
IYRS School of Technology & Trades

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