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JOAN BAEZ: I AM A NOISE – MOVING INDOORS DUE TO UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER!

  • bike friendly
  • food vendors on-site
  • live music
  • no dogs
  • picnics allowed

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Lawn at The Elms
367 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI


ABOUT THE FILM: In 2003, eight Rhode Island artists created a secret apartment inside the busy Providence Place Mall and lived there for four years, filming everything along the way. They snuck in furniture, tapped into the mall’s electricity, and even constructed a wall, smuggling in more than two tons of cinderblock.

Far more than just a wild prank, the secret apartment became a deeply meaningful place for its inhabitants. It was a personal expression of defiance against local gentrification, a boundary-pushing work of public/private art, a clubhouse in which large-scale charitable art projects were planned, and, finally, a 750 square-foot “F you” to The Man.

Featuring never-before-seen footage of the space and revealing the identities of all the participants for the first time, SECRET MALL APARTMENT is more than just a bonkers true story. Director Jeremy Workman, whose “Lily Topples The World” won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW 2021, delivers a poignant exploration of a group of artists who discovered their purpose within the most commercial and improbable places.


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5:00 PM : Venue Opens
6:00 PM: Live Music by Bill Bartholomew
7:20 PM: Film Begins
Rain Venue : Rain Venue: Casino Theatre (10 Freebody St, Newport) Please note that indoor venues are more limited in capacity than our outdoor venues and seating at our indoor rain venues is first come first served! We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the film.
Food Vendors: Diego's, Boru, Wallys Weiners, Clara's Cart, Java Jai Coffee Co
Parking : Limited parking will be available on site
Run time: 91 min
Director: Jeremy Workman
Producer: Jeremy Workman
SECRET MALL APARTMENT
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