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Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives

Thursday July 27 | 8:20pm
The Elms

Rules & Guidelines

community event


RSVPs for this event are now CLOSED because we are moving the event indoors due to rain.

We will be giving priority entry at the JANE PICKENS THEATER to those who have RSVP'd on a first come, first served basis. An RSVP does NOT guarantee your seat, HOWEVER in an effort to accommodate all guests, once the Jane Pickens Theater is full, we will open the doors at Casino Theatre for overflow seating/viewing of the film.

Live music and Q&A with director Chris Perkel & Clive Davis will ONLY happen at Jane Pickens Theater.

The Casino Theater will be for film viewing only, and the doors will not open until the Jane Pickens Theater is full.

Starting at 6:45pm, there will be 2 separate lines outside at the Jane Pickens Theater - a line for those who have RSVP'd & a line for those who have not. Again, we will accommodate the RSVP line first.

Timeline at Jane Pickens Theater (49 Touro Street, Newport):
6:45PM - Standby lines begin 
7:15PM - Doors open at Jane Pickens Theater
7:30PM - Live Music by Harriet Manice Band at Jane Pickens Theater
8:20PM - Film followed by Q&A with film subject Clive Davis & director Chris Perkel, moderated by Rolling Stone writer, Anthony DeCurtis

Timeline at Casino Theater (9 Freebody Street, Newport):
8:00pm - Doors open *only if Jane Pickens Theater is full*

The only food available for purchase tonight will be from the Jane Pickens concession stand, and unfortunately there will be no free popcorn at either venue.

Thank you & see you tonight!

newportFILM Outdoors is presented by

In partnership with Newport Folk Festival™ as part of Newport Folk Presents®

Supported by Forty 1 North

Free Event - Suggested $5 Donation 

“The saga of a tender musical fairy godfather.” - Variety

“‘The Soundtrack of Our Lives’ is an exhilarating trip down musical memory lane. Be prepared to laugh, cry, stomp your feet and applaud.” -  NBC News

Chris Perkel’s riveting profile of legendary music man Clive Davis spans a remarkable five-decade career, providing an incredible tour of the most sensational music of the cultural revolution, from the ’60s to the rise of hip-hop. Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Santana, Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Patti Smith, Alicia Keys, Sean “Puffy” Combs, and a great many more attest to Davis as, in Aretha Franklin’s words, “the greatest record man of all time.” This amazing film is definitive, fascinating and ceaselessly entertaining proof.

Run time: 123 minutes
Director(s): Chris Perkel
Producer(s): Michael Bernstein

Clive Davis