What a wonderful surprise it was to receive and share this very kind and open love letter to Newport and the State of Rhode Island from Robert Redford. Not only is Mr. Redford a highly respected film icon, he has dedicated his life to protecting the arts and culture as well as our environment. His heart-felt message was clear---Newport is a jewel and the people are warm and welcoming. Those are traits we should all be proud of. Thank you to a gracious gentlemen and friend of RI Film, Robert Redford. We look forward to hosting you again.
Rhode Island Film & TV Office