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Newport Polo Grounds
250 Linden Ln, Portsmouth, RI
UPDATE: MOVING INDOORS DUE TO RAIN; CASINO THEATRE, 10 FREEBODY ST NEWPORT
ABOUT THE FILM: For thirty five years cowboy poets have gathered from across the American West to share their poems and songs in Elko, Nevada. The inspiration for their poems are wide ranging from environmental causes to the creative process itself. In a changing world the poems have an ever resonant message for us all. It is a film about accepting a changing world, and of our need to create, gather, and share.
The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering began in 1985, and quickly became a phenomenon, now an ageing base of performers and audience alike are seeing a younger generation of a very different West coming through to the stage.
Against this backdrop of Americana, our characters navigate the challenges of a this changing Western world, and an America reflecting on its history and divisions. The cowboy poets must face climate change deniers, whilst they suffer the direct results themselves with increasingly ferocious droughts and wildfires ravaging their ranches and way of life.
The cowboy poets are not the stereotypes many expect, we find poets who are ardent environmental campaigners, and they tell an important truth to those who so sorely need to hear their message.
Photographs will be taken at this event. Images may be used by newportFILM for promotional purposes. .
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|5:00 PM:||Venue Opens|
|6:50 PM:||Live Music by Le Méchante et le Connard|
|8:10 PM :||Film Start|
|Venue:||Venue: Casino Theatre (10 Freebody St, Newport); Please note that though our weekly film screenings do not require a RSVP, the back up rain venues are more limited in capacity than our outdoor venues. Please note that your RSVP does NOT guarantee a seat in the event that we move indoors due to rain. Seating is first come, first served and we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the start of film.|
|Run time:||85 min|
|Producers:||Susan Turley, Mike Day|