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  • picnics allowed
Based on the weather forecast for this evening, we will be moving our screening of Rebel Hearts INDOORS TO THE CASINO THEATRE (10 Freebody Street, Newport). 


Please 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 serve basis.  Your barcode/email confirmation is still required for check-in.  This film is sold out and no waitlist will be taken. 




In 1960s Los Angeles a trailblazing group of nuns, The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, bravely stood up to the patriarchy of the Catholic Church, fighting for equality, their livelihoods, and their own freedom against an all-powerful Cardinal who sought to keep them in their place. Their bold acts of faith, defiance and activism turned the Church upside down, helping to reshape our society in ways that continue to resonate today. From marching in Selma in 1965 to the Women’s March in 2018, they challenged the notion of what a nun and a woman were supposed to be.

These unlikely resistance fighters, including Anita Caspary, Helen Kelley, Pat Reif and iconic pop artist Corita Kent, were devoted to a life of service, not only to others but to themselves –  forming a community that empowered each sister to live up to her fullest potential. Their desire to bring the church into modern life was met with forceful opposition at every turn.  As each of them discovered their own talents and voices, they fully stepped into their roles as leaders in a movement that is still making waves.


Photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. Images may be used by newportFILM for promotional purposes. 

6:30 PM: Venue Opens
7:30 PM: Live Music By Dave Flamand
8:30 PM: Film
Rain Venue:: Casino Theatre - 10 Freebody Street, Newport
Run time: 99 mins
Director: Pedro Kos
Producers: Shawnee Isaac-Smith, Kira Carstensen, Judy Korin
Rebel Hearts
This is a past event

Before this film, I had never heard of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and now I can’t stop thinking about them.

A.O. Scott; The New York Times

Buoyant and infectious



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