Scene One: newportFILM Hosts its Annual Event at ITHF

What a Scene!  The horseshoe rotunda at the International Tennis Hall of Fame looked beautiful. As guests walked through that gorgeous marble entryway of the newly renovated tennis facility, they were greeted with smiles by newportFILM representatives, and a photographer just across the brick walkway invited them to pose for photos on a red carpet with a newportFILM branded backdrop. The evening, supported by presenting sponsor Audrain Automobile Museum, was very movie premiere-esque!

Kiel James Patrick & fiancée Sarah Vickers

Scene two: Post-photo op, guests ascended the stairs of the covered wooden walkway past a display of favors created by Rhode Island's own  Kiel James Patrick. who was mingling with guests along with his fiancée, Sarah Vickers.  Further into the space, three bars provided partygoers with cocktails and beverages of all different hues, and pastel-colored paper lanterns hung from the ceiling, providing a festive and summery accent to the Hall of Fame's elegant dark green color scheme. Guests were quite chic in all manner of summer cocktail attire, with dress styles ranging from fitted to flowing, and dapper Oxford shirts and trousers tending, quite appropriately, toward preppy on the gentlemen.


Andrea Van Buren & John Peixinho

Scene Three: newportFILM Founder & Artistic Director Andrea van Beuren spoke halfway through the event, thanking both sponsors for their generous support and the staff for all of their hard work. The crowd's exuberance created a buzz that drifted all the way back to the Hall of Fame's entrance. It was a beautiful night for a summer party honoring this local non-profit institution that sources documentary films from around the world to share with residents and visitors of Newport.


Seen were: Sister Therese Antone, Marc Streisand, William Vareika, Melanie & Pamela Delman, & Terri Conners



                                                                          -- Written by Ali Gainor

                                                                                         --  Photographed by Brianna DaSilva


The International Tennis Hall of Fame

A vintage Rolls Royce, from the Audrain Museum

The Lovely Parting Gifts: newportFILM mason jar & KJP bracelet

The Horseshoe

The exhibition Court at ITHF

Sister Therese Antone, Rene Cohen, Barbara Peters, & Jack Jefferies

Marc & Iveth Streisand

Terry Nathan of IYRS, Dr. Holly Bannister, & Marilyn Kanter

Beckett Tobak with Ken & Tia Scigulinsky

Event Sponsors: Clarissa & David de Muzio with Paige Murphy

Jesse Randall, Libby Irwin, Kate Bache, Megan & Peter Boss

Suzett Strayer & Sam Hamiliton

Chelsea & Pamela Delman

William Vareika & Pierre DuPont Irving

Tracey Haigney, Edith McBean, & Suzie Ward


Ronald Lee Fleming & Jill Spaulding



Sandy & Tim Sturm with Terri Conners


Duncan & Barabra Chapman


Marc Streisand, Sarah Vickers, Kiel James Patrick, Pamela Delman, Catherine Cloney, Melanie Delman, Chelsea Delman, & Dom Costa

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