“After the Gilded Age: Afternoon Society Series” comes to JPT

The Gilded Age ended in the early 1900s, but its descendants didn’t stop in their decadent ways. The Great Gatsby (shot at Rosecliff Mansion) is a direct continuation of the Gilded Age, with its rambling excesses. High society sought out jubilant socialites at the Newport Jazz Festival in the 1950s. “Reversal of Fate” shows the dark side of high society, while “Grey Gardens” chronicles the real life of a relative of Jackie Onassis, a social figure Newport knows very well.

The perfect movie to take you straight to high society on a summer afternoon. Prosecco will be sold, and free snacks will be provided at each screening. It probably won’t be at the Ritz, but it’s the best $12 ticket in town!


Fri Aug 5 4:30 Fate Reversal (1990)

As one of Newport’s most notorious true stories of a criminal conspiracy of the town’s upper classes, the reversal of fortune not only happens here, but it vividly entertains us. Jeremy Irons won the 1990 Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Klaus, who would kill his mother. When the movie was shot in Newport, you’ll recognize many of the town’s glorious locations. – Start your weekend with a mysterious atmosphere that is both luxurious and local!

Ryan Belmore is the publisher of What’sUpNewp.
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, and proudly led it to be named Rhode Island’s Best Local News Blog by Rhode Island Monthly Readers in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and featured in Common Good Honorable Mention at the Awards 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore is a graduate of Coventry High School and Rhode Island Community College. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Buryville and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fort Adams Trust and of the Potter League For Animals. He has served on the boards of Lucy’s Fireplace and the Newport County Arts and Cultural Alliance.

Belmore and his wife Jen currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, and this is their move in 2021. Learn more here – https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-message/

Belmore visits Newport every few weeks to support What’sUpNewp’s 12+ paying contributors across Rhode Island, a place he’s called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of the Local Independent Online News (LION) publisher, the Professional Journalists Association and the North American Snow Sports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and received the Newport County Arts and Culture Alliance’s Domink Award.
Belmore can be reached at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.

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