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newportFILM is excited to partner with Dockwa, Sail Newport, Boys & Girls Club of Newport County, and Rhode Island State Parks to present our first ever Drive & Sail-In film screening!


BORN INTO THE GIG is a music-driven documentary that follows five singer- songwriters who hope to carve their own musical identity in the shadow of their parents’ iconic greatness. Our cast includes:

CHRIS STILLS — son of Stephen Stills and French star, Veronique Sanson
SKIP MARLEY — grandson of Bob Marley
KORI WHITHERS — daughter of the hit-maker Bill Withers
BEN TAYLOR– son of James Taylor and Carly Simon
SALLY TAYLOR — daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon

For these “children of,” a career path in music may seem perfectly obvious. But the reality of making it on their own merits in “the family business,” takes each character on a journey fraught with unexpected turns, emotional pain, and surprising highs. Chris struggles to balance the touring life with single fatherhood. Ben writes countless tunes on his family’s farm though he claims that, “no matter how successful” he becomes, he’ll always “feel like a failure.” Daunted by her fathers’ legacy of world-class pop tunes, Kori battles self-doubt as she records her first album. Sally trades her touring singer- songwriter life for something entirely different in the art world. And Skip Marley, the self- described “rookie” of the Marley clan, rockets from playing in his bedroom at age 19 to releasing a first hit and joining Katy Perry at the Grammys.

While showcasing a new range of talent, Born Into The Gig also goes behind the scenes to hear from the parents themselves, and ultimately explores what it means to find one’s own voice.


Safety Guidelines for Drive-ins

6:30 PM: Venue opens to vehicles
7:55 PM: Venue closes to vehicle traffic
8:10 PM (sunset): Film begins
Food Vendor: A Mano Pizza + Gelato (pre-order pizza at 401-450-6984) and Mooseman's Kettle Corn
Run time: 81 mins
Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner
Producers: Tamara Weiss, Kate Davis, David Heilbroner
Born Into The Gig
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