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  • bike friendly
  • bug spray available
  • community event
  • food vendors on-site
  • live music
  • picnics allowed

Academy Award-winning Passion Pictures and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios present one of the most important but untold science stories of our time—a tale with profound implications for the fate of life on our planet. Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth—from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle; from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools—they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to reimagine the world as it could and should be should be.



  • Free popcorn courtesy of Savings Institute Bank & Trust
  • Water station courtesy of St. Michael’s Country Day School
  • Live music courtesy of Kiel James Patrick
  • On-site food vendors: Boru Noodle Bar, Diego’s, Binge BBQ, Sarcastic Sweets, LemonsAid + Tricycle Ice Cream
  • BYO picnic, blankets & chairs
  • Bike racks on-site provided by Bike Newport
  • Limited parking available in the second parking lot at First Beach
  • Rain Venue: Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro Street, Newport

Free Event – Suggested $5 Donation

6:25pm: Venue & food vendors open
7:10pm: Live music by La Mechante et le Connard
8:25pm: Film + Q&A with director Nicolas Brown (via skype), moderated by newportFILM executive director Becca Bertrand
Run time: 84 min
Director: Nicolas Brown
Producer: David Allen
The Serengeti Rules
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