Last chance to wear your summer whites! Join newportFILM & Norman Bird Sanctuary for a White Party & newportFILM's last sunset film screening of the summer...
newportFILM Outdoors - presented by Kirby Perkins Construction
DINER EN BLANC
Thursday, September 5
Norman Bird Sanctuary
583 3rd Beach Road, Middletown
Two options are offered for the evening:
6:00 - 7:00 PM
A "white" cocktail party with wines by Jonathan Edwards Winery & hors d'oeuvres by Le Petit Gourmet in Mabel's Garden at Norman Bird Sanctuary. Enjoy a guided preview of the Paradise Farmhouse renovation and live music by brother-sister duo, Honey Hollow. Film screening will follow the party.
- OR -
Sunset film screening only (BYO white picnic)
$5/person suggested donation
Purchase tickets: http://www.newportfilm.com/film-events/films/diner-en-blanc
* In the spirit of the film, all white attire is suggested for both party & film-only attendees
* White picnic accoutrements (table, linen, chairs, blankets, etc) also encouraged
* Director Jennifer Ash Rudick will be in attendance at the cocktail party and for a post-film Q&A
* BYO picnic, but there will also be food available for purchase from Tallulah on Thames taco cart
* Rain Date: Friday, September 6 - same location
Proceeds of this event will benefit newportFILM & Norman Bird Sanctuary
Watch Trailer: http://vimeo.com/59918869
On a June evening in Paris, 13,000 people, dressed elaborately in white, will converge at a secret location for the annual DINER EN BLANC. In fifteen minutes the will position 4,000 tables, unveil miles of linens, crystal, sterling and epicurean delicacies. They'll eat, drink and dance until midnight when they will depart as swiftly as they arrived. The entire event is devoid of politics and commercialism. It is, rather, a mesmerizing intersection of food and fashion and a stirring display of the power of human connection and collaboration. The dinner remains shrouded in mystery. An anonymous committee of ten decides who will host tables and selects each year's secret location. This documentary reveals the evolution, orchestration and growing challenges of organizing the world's largest dinner.