in preparation for the yearly pilgrimage to the beacon of all american film festivals, SUNDANCE, our co-founder and artistic director, andrea van beuren, attended a “sundance 101” event at the soho house in NYC this past sunday night. here is what andrea had to say… “the discussion was lively and outlined all the films and highlighted favorites. i got some GREAT ideas for newport. it was very helpful! josh braun of submarine entertainment (think food, inc.) and molly thompson of A+E entertainment showed up to talk film and I left feeling as though I had accumulated some great insights. the discussion was followed by lots of red wine and hang out time.” unlike many other local businesses and organizations in newport.

newportFILM’s ‘off-season’ is very busy creating and generting ideas and programs that will feed our mission to bring important and relevant documentary film events to our community year-round. get ready for a full schedule of documentaries and kids programs, as well as one fabulously chic winter party in 2013.  

panel photo from left to right: john cooper, director of sundance – trevor groth, director of programming for sundance – david courier, senior programmer for sundance – shari frilot, senior programmer for sundance