TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’ – newportFILM Outdoors Free Screening 7/26
St. Michael’s Country Day School Lawn
180 Rhode Island Ave
Newport RI 02840
Join us at the Newport Art Museum for newportFILM Outdoors’ free screening of TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’ presented by LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE, supported by FORTY 1º NORTH. Presented in partnership with the Newport Folk Festival.
Venue and food vendors open 5:30 PM – Live Music by Cee Cee & the Riders courtesy of KIEL JAMES PATRICK 6:50 PM – Film 8:20 PM Followed by Q&A with producer and writer Benjamin Hedin, moderated by Rita Houston, DJ and Program Director WFUV in New York City.
Picnic Context sponsored by MADEWELL.
Free Popcorn courtesy of TASTE and water station courtesy of ST. MICHEALS COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL.
On-site food vendors: Boru, Diego’s, Sarcastic Sweets, LaForge, Tricycle Ice Cream, LemonsAid
BYO picnic, blankets & chairs
Rain Venue: Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street, Newport
Picnic Competition rules and information can be found on newportfilm.com
ABOUT THE FILM
In June of 1964 hundreds of college students, eager to join the civil rights movement, traveled to Mississippi, starting what would be known as Freedom Summer. That same month, two groups of young men—made up of musicians, college students and record collectors—also traveled to Mississippi. Though neither group was aware of the other, each had come on the same errand: to find an old blues singer and coax him out of retirement. Thirty years before, Son House and Skip James had recorded some of the most memorable music of their era, but now they seemed lost to time.