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RSVP for this event opens MONDAY, August 30th at 10 AM EST.  Space is limited, 4 ticket limit per person. Suggested $5 donation per person. 

All of our events will require an RSVP/Ticket PER PERSON for entry this summer, until further notice. 


Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice. A pioneering attorney, activist, priest and dedicated memoirist, Murray shaped landmark litigation—and consciousness— around race and gender equity. As an African American youth raised in the segregated South— who was also wrestling with broader notions of gender identity—Pauli understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms. Both Pauli’s personal path and tireless advocacy foreshadowed some of the most politically consequential issues of our time. Told largely in Pauli’s own words, My Name is Pauli Murray is a candid recounting of that unique and extraordinary journey.

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5:30 PM: Venue Opens
6:25 PM: Live Music By The Bucks Band
7:25 PM: Film
Rain Venue: Rain Venue: The Casino Theatre (10 Freebody Street, Newport); Please note that the Casino Theater is operated by Salve Regina University and in accordance with CDC guidelines, Salve Regina requires indoor mask wearing for anyone on campus, regardless of vaccination status. newportFILM will provide masks at the door for those who might not have one. Also note that though our weekly film screenings are "ticketed" events, 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. We will also be limiting the theater capacity a bit to provide for safer distancing.
Please Note: While we plan to continue our outdoor season on Thursdays through September 9th, we will be closely monitoring the rise of the COVID-19 Delta variant. Our audience’s safety and well-being remains at the forefront of our decisions. In the event of rain, we will make weekly calls regarding whether we move to an indoor location or provide a link to screen the film virtually. The decision will be based on CDC recommendations, Rhode Island’s transmission rate and guidance from the RI Department of Health, Department of Business Regulations and Governor's Office.
Run time: 91 mins
Directors: Betsy West, Julie Cohen
Producer: Talleah Bridges McMahon
My Name is Pauli Murray
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