2006-05-25 / News of Record

Film festival kicks off June 6

The ninth annual Newport International Film Festival runs Tuesday, June 6, through Sunday, June 11, offering six extraordinary days and nights of independent films, symposiums, celebrities, and fabulous Newport parties that will surely set the summer ablaze in the City-by-the-Sea.

Among many other events, this year's festival a Comedy Improv Night with a visit and performance with special guests Rachel Dratch, and many of her friends from Saturday Night Live, Juried film competitions with cash and in-kind prizes, the annual Claiborne Pell Award for Artistic Excellence, and a terrific program of U.S. and International features, documentaries, and short films.

Tickets and information for all programs, films, and events are available by calling the Box Office at 851-6963, or the office at 846-9100, or online at www.newportfilmfestival.com.

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