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Newport Beach Film Festival 2015

April 13, 2015

The bright lights of Hollywood head south once again for the Newport Beach Film Festival April 23-30.
With the line-up official and tickets available to purchase, now is the time to start planning your festival experience. With 350 films from 50 countries, everyone from film aficionados to casual moviegoers is sure to enjoy themselves.

Opening night of the film festival is a can’t- miss event! This year, Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, The Water Diviner opens the festival. The post-World War I set film tells the story of an Australian farmer (Crowe) who travels to Turkey to find out the fates of his sons reported missing in action.
Immediately after the film, Newport Beach’s premiere shopping destination transforms to into Orange County’s hottest party as Fashion Island hosting the opening night gala.
Click here for tickets and more information on Opening Night!

Featured showcases and spotlights occur every night, highlighting the accomplishments of both domestic and international film at various Newport Beach-area theaters. Be sure to check out the full line-up of fantastic films and parties here.

Friday Night Showcase (April 24)
All Stars
Divine Access
Slow West

UK Spotlight (April 24)
Set Fire to the Stars
A Little Chaos
A Brilliant Young Mind

Friday Night Showcase Party

Saturday Night Centerpieces (April 25)
Canadian Spotlight- The Passion of Augustine
Me And Earl And The Dying Girl
Slow Learners
Miss India America
Lamotta: The Bronx Bull
Jackie & Ryan

Saturday Night Centerpiece Party

Irish Spotlight (April 26)- Gold

Pacific Rim Showcase (April 27)
Korean Spotlight- A Hard Day
Chinese Spotlight- Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2
Japanese Spotlight- Twilight: Saya in Sasara

Pacific Rim Showcase Party

European Showcase (April 28)
Swedish Spotlight- Blowfly Park
French Spotlight- Love at First Fight
Italian Spotlight- Do You Remember Me?
German Spotlight- Who Am I: No System Is Safe

European Showcase Party

Latino Showcase (April 29)
Retrospective Screening- La Bamba
Chilean Spotlight- El Cordero
Brazilian Spotlight- A Despedida
Mexican Spotlight- One for the Road

Latino Showcase Party

Special Showcases
Free Screening (April 24) Bring it On
Horror Showcase (April 25)
John Wayne Spotlight (April 25)
Free Screening (April 25) Clueless
Orson Welles Centennial (April 26)
Free Screening (April 26) Back to the Future

Closing Night (April 30)
No Stranger Than Love
Closing Night Gala

To get details and tickets for all the films, visit the Newport Beach Film Festival website, and happy viewing!

Written by Colleen Costello

Colleen Costello is a life-long visitor of Newport Beach. As marketing coordinator at Visit Newport Beach, she loves working to share the Newport Beach story. She enjoys the many scenes Newport Beach has to offer, from Balboa Island to Back Bay, Crystal Cove to Newport Pier and beyond.

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