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newportFILM to Host Shipyard Shorts on May 22

Monday, May 12, 2014

 

newportFILM will host Shipyard Shorts: A Collection of Adventure & Eco Docs on Thursday, May 22nd at the Newport Shipyard. The collection of shorts include "Slomo","North of the Sun", and "Chasing Water".

"Slomo" won the 2013 Best Short Documentary at SXSW. "North of the Sun" received Grand Prize Winner at the BANFF Mountain Film Festival.

This event is sponsored by Kirby Perkins Construction (newortFILM Outdoors) and Aquidneck Land Trust (newportFILM Green Screen). Shipyard Shorts is also in partnership with the Atlantic Cup, which is the only carbon-neutral sailing race in the country. 

Two options available

Starting at 7:00PM

Libations courtesy of Spiked Seltzer & PBR, Appetizers by Jamestown Fish +
Opportunity to meet & greet with the Atlantic Cup skippers & tour the
AC boats + Sunset film screening

$20/person

OR

Starting at 8:15PM

Sunset film screening only

$5/person suggested donation

Rain Venue: Casino Theater, 9 Freebody Street, Newport

The total running time of the three films is 83 min. 

About the films

SLOMO (18 min)
Click here to watch trailer
Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.

NORTH OF THE SUN (46 min)
Click here to watch trailer
Inge Wegge (25) and Jørn Ranum (22) spent nine months of cold, Norwegian winter in the isolated and uninhabited bay of a remote, arctic island by the coast of Northern-Norway, facing nothing but the vast Atlantic Ocean. There they built a cabin out of driftwood and other cast-off materials that washed up on shore, and ate expired food the stores would otherwise have thrown away. But the boys brought with them two items of utmost importance: Their surfboards - perhaps their biggest motivation for the arctic adventure. Because the remote bay holds a well kept secret; Some of the worlds finest surfing waves.

CHASING WATER (19 min)
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Photojournalist Peter McBride sets out to document the flow of the Colorado River from source to sea. A Colorado native, McBride hails from a ranching family that depends on the Colorado for irrigation, and this is the story of his backyard. His simple desire is to find out where the irrigation water of his youth went after his family used it, and how long it took the water to reach the ocean. His experience, however, is not so straightforward, analogous, perhaps, to tracking down a special friend from childhood—one who was always full of vitality—only to find her utterly changed and diminished. Writer John Waterman joins McBride on this 1,500-mile journey, one that shows how the thirst of the 30 million that the Colorado supports takes a unhealthy toll.

For more details & to purchase tickets visit newportFILM.com

 


 

 

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