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Coyote: The Mike Plant Story: newportFILM Outdoors
July 13 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Join us for a newportFILM outdoor screening of Coyote — the sailing documentary about Jamestown native Mike Plant.
Coyote: The Mike Plant Story
newportFILM Outdoors presented by Lila Delman Real Estate International
6:30 p.m. Venue and food vendors open
7:20 p.m. Live music by Randy Robbins
8:35 p.m. Film and Q&A with director Thomas Simmons
SUGGESTED DONATION: $5
– Free popcorn
– On-site food vendors: Diego’s, Boru Noodle Bar, Tricycle Ice Cream
– BYO picnic, blankets and chairs
– Bike racks on-site provided by Bike Newport
– Rain Venue: Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street, Newport
ABOUT THE FILM:
“Mike Plant is as close as yachting gets to a James Dean character, going his own way, in his own time, but always with an eye to the sea.” – New York Times
The inspiring true story of legendary American sailor and Jamestown native Mike Plant. Spanning the decade from his arrival in professional offshore sailing in the mid ’80s, the film follows Plant’s daring spirit as he challenges both Mother Nature — around the world alone on a sailboat — and French dominance in the sport. Chronically underfunded and undermanned, Plant’s thirst for adventure and fearless belief in his dreams drive him to become an American hero of the sea. His wild blue eyes and boyish good looks make it hard to consider Plant’s life before competitive sailing, which included a solo trek of South America, an escape from Interpol on a drug trafficking charge and time behind bars in a Portuguese prison. Yet, these exploits and others reveal the type of restless soul willing to conquer the world’s oceans alone. Despite all that he accomplishes in sailing, Plant’s heart is never satisfied. His final creation, Coyote, a radically designed vessel built on the edge of speed and safety, symbolizes Plant’s course in life: running before the wind, always with an eye to the sea.