On May 1, the Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center in Newport, Rhode Island, played host to a reunion and celebration during a revival screening of the heartfelt 1999 comedy Outside Providence, photographed by Richard Crudo, ASC.
As explained by the local news outlet WhatsUpRhodeIsland:
What started as just an event idea during a discussion between What’sUpNewp, Jane Pickens Theater, and Narragansett Beer recently, turned into a night that many movie fans will never forget.
What’sUpNewp co-hosts a series of “throwback films” at Jane Pickens Theater annually, during a recent conversation with Narragansett Beer, a primer sponsor of their 2019 movies, brought up the conversation of what movies they could show that included the famous ‘Gansett Tall Boy in the movie.
Enter Outside Providence, Jaws, etc.
It wasn’t soon after that What’sUpNewp and Jane Pickens Theater decided to show the 1999 classic Outside Providence for a fun 20th Anniversary celebration and an ode to movies made in Rhode Island.
Fast forward to last night, where the movie director, entire writing team, author of the novel, cinemotographer, and many who were responsible for the film surprised a sold-out audience at Jane Pickens Theater. Director Michael Corrente was the only special guest to be announced for a Q&A following the film, once his co-writers and friends Peter and Bobby Farrelly heard about the event, they decided to join in on the fun as well. Add Richard Crudo, cinematographer for the film, and the movie set designer/the real-life characters/ and other members of the making of the film and it turned into a true 20th anniversary celebration and party.
You can read the entire account here (as well as watch the Q&A).