**DUE TO RAIN, THIS SCREENING IS MOVING INDOORS TO THE CASINO THEATRE (10 FREEBODY STREET, NEWPORT)***
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ABOUT THE FILM: One of the world’s most beloved icons, Mickey Mouse is recognized as a symbol of joy and childhood innocence in virtually every corner of the globe. It has been a remarkable journey for a character dreamed up at a low point in the career of Walt Disney, an ambitious young artist who moved to Hollywood from Kansas City, Missouri. Disney’s groundbreaking short Steamboat Willie, the first synchronous-sound animated film, turned Mickey into an overnight sensation and made shorts featuring the plucky mouse a staple of moviegoing during the height of the medium’s popularity.
In the decades that followed, Mickey was transformed into strikingly different versions of himself, reflecting both the trajectory of his creator’s stunning rags-to-riches career and dramatic societal shifts —positive and negative — in the nation he came to represent.
In the fascinating documentary MICKEY: THE STORY OF A MOUSE, award-winning director Jeff Malmberg and Oscar-winning producer Morgan Neville examine Mickey’s ongoing artistic and cultural significance as well as the controversies surrounding the nearly 100-year-old cartoon mouse.
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|6:00 PM:||Venue Opens|
|6:50 PM:||Live Music by Chelsea Ambrose & Chris Vaillancourt|
|Rain Venue:||Rain Venue: The Casino Theatre (10 Freebody Street, 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. Seating at rain venues is not guaranteed and you will be seated on a first come, first served basis.|
|Parking:||Street parking is available|
|Run time:||89 min|
|Producers:||Morgan Neville, Chris Shellen, Meghan Walsh|