‘After the Gilded Age: An Afternoon Society Series’ coming to JPT

The Gilded Age ended in 1900, but its descendants did not. The Great Gatsby (pictured at the Rosecliff House) is a direct continuation of the Gilded Age with all its frills. High Society explores the merry-go-round at the Newport Jazz Fest in the 1950s. Reversal of Fortune depicts an upper-crust blacksmith, and Gray Gardens depicts the real-life family of Jackie Onassis, a man well known to Newport.

The right movies will take you right to the top of high society on a summer evening. Prosecco will be sold and good food will be served at each screening. It might not be at the Ritz, but it’s the best $12 ticket in town!

The Lineup

Friday, August 5th 4:30 Reversal of Fortune (1990)

One of Newport’s most famous true stories about crime among the city’s high society, Reversal of Fortune not only happened here, but welcomed us. Jeremy Irons won the Best Actor Academy Award in 1990 for his performance as the matricidal Claus. You will see the famous places around the city when the movie was shot in the Newport area. – Start your weekend with a scene of mystery and local!

Ryan Belmore is the publisher of What’sUpNewp.
Belmore joined What’sUpNewp shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading to being named the Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly Readers in 2018 , 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and Rhode Island Community College. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. She previously served on the Board of Lucy’s Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. -news/

Belmore travels to Newport every two weeks to support the 12+ What’sUpNewp donors across the country in Rhode Island, where he has called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named member of the year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County’s Dominque Award.
Belmore can be reached at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.

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