On Friday, July 22nd newportFILM hosted its annual Summer Benefit at the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Horeshoe Piazza.  The temperature that evening was over 90 degrees but the scene was cool.  Guests arrived dressed in bright whites and colorful summer patterns and sipped cold cocktails at the beautiful, historic venue. As the party was in full swing, a giant 32 foot movie screen was inflated on the adjacent grass courts, providing the backdrop for the sunset screening of “The Swell Season” a documentary about Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (the amazingly talented music duo from the film “Once”).  The filmmakers from “The Swell Season” mingled with the guests at the party and were on hand for a post-screening Q&A.

Thank you to everyone that came out to support newportFILM, and to all of our sponsors that make our programming and events possible.