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The Casino Theatre | 10 Freebody Street, Newport


It was a chance run-in at a remote Argentinian climbing village in 1991 that changed the life of Kristin McDivitt forever. Though she’d met the infamous Doug Tompkins years prior – he had founded The North Face and Esprit while Kris worked alongside Yvon Chouinard to grow Patagonia – they shared a connection that quickly blossomed into a lifelong romance and partnership. Together, they founded Tompkins Conversation, their sights set on preserving some of the last truly wild land on the planet.

WILD LIFE is a sweeping portrait of a conservationist who never stopped evolving and of those who shaped her on a journey to become a global leader of conservation and wildlife preservation. From the epic climbing trips of Doug, Yvon Chouinard and the pioneers of a new kind of outdoor lifestyle to the heated controversy brewing in South America as two Americans purchased local land to a love story as wild as the terrain it unfolded on, the film prompts audiences to ask themselves – what makes life worth living?

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6:00 PM: Venue Opens
7:00 PM: Film Starts
8:30 PM: Post-film conversation with Natasha Harrison, Executive Director, Newport Tree Conservancy and Janis Nepshinsky, Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Sachuest Point)
Run time: 93 min
Directors: Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
Producer: Anna Barnes
Wild Life
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