ABOUT THE FILM:
THE DIPLOMAT tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose singular career spans fifty years of American foreign policy from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Told through the perspective of his eldest son David, the documentary takes you behind the scenes of high stakes diplomacy where peace is waged and wars are ended. The film will be released in 2015, the 20th anniversary of Holbrooke’s crowning achievement: the Dayton Peace Accords which ended the war in Bosnia.
7:15PM – Pre-film live music by Nico Deluca
8:30PM (sunset) – Film begins
10:15PM – Post-film Q&A with Director David Holbrooke, moderated by newportFILM’s Artistic Director & Co-Founder Andrea van Beuren
Free parking is available in the Redwood Library parking lot on a first come, first served basis. After 6:30PM there will also be free parking at the Newport Art Museum parking lot.
– Suggested donation: $5
– BYO picnic, chairs & blankets
– Bike racks on-site (we highly encourage biking!)
– Food vendors on site with food for purchase: Tallulah’s Taco Cart, Boru Noodle Bar & Tricycle Ice Cream
– Free popcorn courtesy of Redwood Library & Athenaeum
– Rain Venue: Casino Theater, 9 Freebody Street, Newport
...a sensitive portrait of fatherhood weighed against ambition, celebrity, legacy, and the force required to affect change throughout the world” - Tribeca Film Festival , There was combination in [Holbrooke] of both burning ambition, a desire to be where the action was, a desire to work his way up and to get to the level of his heroes, but also an ability to see things as they were...