THE TENT: Life in the Round was directed, written and co-produced by Washington, D.C. filmmaker Brian Jones. Jones used archival footage from the Rhode Island Historical Society, local TV stations, and photos from the Larry Bonoff Collection in combination with celebrity interviews featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Englebert Humperdink, Carrot Top, Howie Mandel, Vince Gill, and Wynonna Judd. The documentary is narrated by WJAR-10 Patrice Wood and edited by Emmy-winning filmmaker Jim Karpeichik.
Viewers will enjoy footage of Howie Mandel when he realizes he is sharing the stage with a large moth. Hear local comedian Charlie Hall recall a phone call during his birthday party one evening from a panic-stricken Larry Bonoff who begged him (with the promise that he would buy them all dinner afterward) to be the last-minute replacement for Jerry Seinfeld’s opening act who didn’t show. Discover why Patti LaBelle left in a huff after her performance.
Rhode Islanders share their memories of the “tent.” For example, Gov. and Mrs. Donald Carcieri fondly recall their first date at the “tent.”
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