'In the Loop' to open Newport

Festival set for June 3-7

The 2009 Newport International Film Festival, which runs from June 3-7 in Newport, R.I., will open with Armando Iannuci's political satire "In the Loop" and present as its closing night film Pierre Marcel's "Tabarly," a documentary about yachtsman Eric Tabarly.

The five-day fest, under the new leadership of executive director Jennifer Maizel, artistic director Tom Hall and programmers Holly Herrick and Andrea van Beuren, will screen more than 90 U.S. and international features, documentaries and short films.

The narrative film lineup encompasses "(500) Days of Summer," "35 Shots of Rum," "Adam," "Bronson," "Children of Invention," "Entre Nos," "Humpday," "Kisses," "Moon," "Natural Causes," "Paris," "Quiet Chaos," "Still Walking," "That Evening Sun," "The Burning Plain" and "White on Rice."

In collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art, the fest also will offer a selection of films, "Archival Gotham: NYC on Film," from MoMA's annual exhibition "To Save and Project: The MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation."