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  • bike friendly
  • community event
  • food vendors on-site
  • live music
  • picnics allowed

Finding 52 is a cinematic quest to find the “52 Hertz Whale,” which scientists believe has spent its entire life in solitude, calling out at a frequency that is different from any other whale. As we search for this elusive creature, we will explore the phenomenon of human reaction to its plight, while revealing its connection to the growing epidemic of loneliness in our interconnected world.



  • Free popcorn
  • Water station
  • Live music courtesy of Kiel James Patrick
  • On-site food vendors: Boru Noodle Bar, Binge BBQ, and Sarcastic Sweets
  • BYO picnic, blankets & chairs
  • Bike racks on-site provided by Bike Newport
  • Rain Venue: Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street, Newport

This is a Free Event – Suggested $5 Donation

5:30pm: Venue & food vendors open
6:10pm: Live music by Randy Robbins and Bill Bartholomew
7:25pm: Film followed by conversation with director Joshua Zeman, moderated by newportFILM artistic director & founder Andrea van Beuren
Run time: 90 minutes
Director: Joshua Zeman
Producers: Adrian Grenier, Jonathan Shukat, Lucy Sumner, Joshua Zeman
The Loneliest Whale: The Search For 52
This is a past event

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Film supported by

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