The Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center has announced that they will host a special-event screening on December 8th of Dust and Thunder: Mumford & Sons Live from South Africa, a music spectacular documenting the final concert stop of their widely attended world tour.  The footage, shot and edited by award-winning director/cinematographer Dick Carruthers, showcases the widely popular British band’s melodic genius-along with appearances by friends and collaborators (Baaba Maal and Mamadou Sarr, The Very Best, Beatenberg, The Brother Moves On)– with live Ultra HD 5.1 surround sound footage.

The concert, recorded last February at the Monument Amphitheater in the South African Pretoria outback in front of 50,000 fans, features a set list of 17 songs, including material from both Wilder Mind (released in the Spring of 2015) and their more recent and much acclaimed Johannesburg mini-album. Of course including are some classic hits for longtime fans and newbies alike.  Fans of the multiple-award winning band of Brits won’t want to miss this visually stunning cinematic addition to the Mumford & Sons oeuvre in all their banjo-wielding glory.  Bring your friends, grab a cocktail, and dance and sing along to hits like “I will wait” and “Little Lion Man”- songs that have quickly become a part of our collective popular culture.

The JPT invites you to experience a wonder of musical documentary filmmaking.  The production team of Dust and Thunder, with Carruthers at the helm, has indeed offered up a welcome and successful addition to the concert documentary genre.  Go  feel the exhilaration of live music coupled with the visual spectacle of polished filmmaking all from the comfort of their downtown Newport theater.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).