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All of our events will require an RSVP/Ticket PER PERSON for entry this summer, until further notice.



Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free offers a unique take on the Petty legacy, diving deep into a condensed period of creativity and freedom for the legendary rock star. Capturing the period of 1993-1995, during which he created his seminal and most emotionally raw album Wildflowers, the unvarnished look at Petty features never-before-seen footage drawn from a newly discovered archive of 16mm film as well as new interviews with album co-producers Rick Rubin and Heartbreaker Mike Campbell, along with original Heartbreaker Benmont Tench. 

 Director Mary Wharton illuminates an artist at the height of his powers, providing an intimate and emotional look at an enigmatic icon with archival footage of Petty and his band in the recording studio, behind-the-scenes on tour, and at home with his family, providing a view of Tom Petty as he has never been seen before.


8th ANNUAL PICNIC CONTEST presented by Taste Artful Interiors & Design

THEME: “GO GREEN: Chic & Sustainable Spreads”

This year’s picnic contest is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with Mother Earth and remind ourselves of the many ways we can protect her. Gone are the days of paper cups, plates and single-use anything! newportFILM is always on a mission to reduce our carbon footprint and we invite you to join us in the effort by showing off your “greener” solutions to the everyday picnic set-up.

Check out our Pinterest page for inspiration:


Patti Watson
Owner/Principal, Taste Artful Interiors & Design

Meg O’Neill
Director of Content, The Carbonauts

Brandyn Brunelle
Regional Marketing Manager, Lila Delman Compass

Ryan Elsman
Regional Operations Manager, Lila Delman Compass


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



5:15 PM: Venue Opens
6:30 PM: Picnic Contest Judging Begins
7:00 PM : Live Music By Randy Robbins
8:00 PM : Film
Rain Venue: The Casino Theatre; 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 served basis. We will notify all RSVP'd guests of venue change via email by 1:00 PM on the day of the film event. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
Run time: 89 mins
Director: Mary Wharton
Producers: Peter Afterman, Sarah Haber (co-producer)
Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free
This is a past event

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