After The GIlded Age: An Afternoon Society Series

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After The GIlded Age: An Afternoon Society Series

After The GIlded Age: An Afternoon Society Series

The Gilded Age is all the rage right now. Theme for the Met Gala, second season of aristocrat-scribe Julian Fellows' The Gilded Age shooting right here in Newport; the public can't get enough of high society. Nobody knows glitz and glamour of the privileged few like Newport! We have the Cliff Walk, the mansions, the postcard beaches, the leviathan yachts, but how often can you really immerse yourself in this city's halcyon history? Well we programmed 4 select films that will do just that- all of which have a connection to our famous little town on the sea.

The Gilded Age ended in the early 1900's but its descendants did not cease their decadent ways. The Great Gatsby (filmed at Rosecliff mansion) is the direct continuation of the Gilded Age with all its aimless excess. High Society traces jubilant socialites at the Newport Jazz Fest in the 1950's. Reversal of Fortune shows the sinister underbelly of the upper crust, and Grey Gardens chronicles real lives of the relatives of Jackie Onassis, a society figure Newport knows well.

Perfect films to take you straight to the top of high society on a summer afternoon. Prosecco will be sold and complimentary treats will be served at each screening. It may not be puttin' on the Ritz, but it's the best $12 ticket in town!

COMING SOON

FRIDAY, AUG 5

Reversal of Fortune (1990)

After The GIlded Age: An Afternoon Society Series

When socialite Sunny von Bülow (Glenn Close) inexplicably slips into an irreversible coma, police suspect foul play -- and the obvious suspect is her urbane husband, Claus (Jeremy Irons).

After The GIlded Age: An Afternoon Society Series

When socialite Sunny von Bülow (Glenn Close) inexplicably slips into an irreversible coma, police suspect foul play -- and the obvious suspect is her urbane husband, Claus (Jeremy Irons).

COMING SOON

SATURDAY, AUG 6

The Great Gatsby (1974)

After The GIlded Age: An Afternoon Society Series

See the original 1974 romantic film

After The GIlded Age: An Afternoon Society Series

See the original 1974 romantic film

COMING SOON

FRIDAY, AUG 12

Grey Gardens

After The GIlded Age: An Afternoon Society Series

This famous documentary explores the daily lives of two aging, eccentric relatives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

After The GIlded Age: An Afternoon Society Series

This famous documentary explores the daily lives of two aging, eccentric relatives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

COMING SOON

SATURDAY, AUG 13

High Society (1956)

After The GIlded Age: An Afternoon Society Series

Heiress Tracy Lord (Grace Kelly) is engaged to one man (John Lund), attracted to another (Frank Sinatra) and, just maybe, in love again with her ex-husband (Bing Crosby) in this effervescent musical reinvention of Philip Barry's play The Philadelphia Story featuring an endlessly delightful Cole Porter score.

After The GIlded Age: An Afternoon Society Series

Heiress Tracy Lord (Grace Kelly) is engaged to one man (John Lund), attracted to another (Frank Sinatra) and, just maybe, in love again with her ex-husband (Bing Crosby) in this effervescent musical reinvention of Philip Barry's play The Philadelphia Story featuring an endlessly delightful Cole Porter score.