Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
  • community event

Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary about the impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. It tells the story of a former US Navy officer who solved a tragic mystery and changed forever the way we understand our impact on the ocean. The film is narrated by Rachel McAdams and features Sting, in addition to the renowned ocean experts Dr. Sylvia Earle, Dr. Paul Spong, Dr. Christopher Clark and Jean-Michel Cousteau. Sonic Sea was produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Imaginary Forces in association with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Diamond Docs.


  • Free popcorn courtesy of St. Michael’s Country Day School
  • On-site food vendors: Boru Noodle Bar, Acacia Cafe Food Truck, Tricycle Ice Cream & Lemons Aid
  • BYO picnic, blankets & chairs
  • Bike racks on-site provided by Bike Newport
  • Rain Venue: Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street, Newport

Free Event – Suggested $5 Donation 

7:40pm: Pre-film live music by The Whale Guitar Project featuring Jen Long, Krista Baroni & Steve Delmonico
8:40pm: Film, followed by conversation with: Dr. Francine Kershaw: Marine Mammals Science Fellow, NRDC, Steven Honigman: Former General Counsel, U.S. Navy (featured in the film), William J. Parker: Former Commodore U.S. Navy (featured in the film), Moderated by: Dennis Nixon:Professor and Director, Rhode Island Sea Grant
Run time: 56 minutes
Sonic Sea
This is a past event

Presenting sponsor of newportFILM Outdoors

Popcorn supported by