"Mickey" documentary showing at The Eisenhower House

Posted 8/10/22

Newport film outdoors will be showing "Mickey: The Story of a Mouse" at The Eisenhower House on Thursday, August 11. There will be food trucks on-site and live music by  Chelsea Ambrose and …

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"Mickey" documentary showing at The Eisenhower House

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Newport film outdoors will be showing "Mickey: The Story of a Mouse" at The Eisenhower House on Thursday, August 11. There will be food trucks on-site and live music by  Chelsea Ambrose and Chris Vaillancourt at 6:50 p.m.. The venue opens at 6:00 p.m. and the film will begin at 8:00 p.m. RSVP is encouraged and there is a suggested donation of $5. Guests are welcome to bring chairs and picnics. 

FILM DESCRIPTION: 

"One of the world’s most beloved icons, Mickey Mouse is recognized as a symbol of joy and childhood innocence in virtually every corner of the globe. It has been a remarkable journey for a character dreamed up at a low point in the career of Walt Disney, an ambitious young artist who moved to Hollywood from Kansas City, Missouri. Disney’s groundbreaking short Steamboat Willie, the first synchronous-sound animated film, turned Mickey into an overnight sensation and made shorts featuring the plucky mouse a staple of moviegoing during the height of the medium’s popularity.

In the decades that followed, Mickey was transformed into strikingly different versions of himself, reflecting both the trajectory of his creator’s stunning rags-to-riches career and dramatic societal shifts —positive and negative — in the nation he came to represent. 

In the fascinating documentary MICKEY: THE STORY OF A MOUSE, award-winning director Jeff Malmberg and Oscar-winning producer Morgan Neville examine Mickey’s ongoing artistic and cultural significance as well as the controversies surrounding the nearly 100-year-old cartoon mouse.

WHAT: "Mickey: The Story of a Mouse" documentary screening 

WHERE: The Eisenhower House, 1 Lincoln Dr, Newport

WHEN: Thursday, August 11 at 8 p.m.; gates at 6 p.m.

ADMISSION: $5 donation suggested - RSVP

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