Newport Beach Film Festival - Film Screenings, Parties and More
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The last date listed for Newport Beach Film Festival was Wednesday May 2, 2012 / 7:30pm (Evening of Disney Rarities).
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Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) and Ben Foster (Lone Survivor) take on the iconic roles of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski in this modern update of Tennessee Williams' steamy Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire. The play portrays a Southern belle who's fallen from grace and the rough-edged blue collar relations who ultimately seal her tragic fate. Critics' Circle Award-winning director Benedict Andrews sets this latest retelling in the round and gives the characters a more modern look. All the sexual tension and self-destruction unfold onstage at London's Young Vic theater, which broadcasts the production in HD to more than 1,000 screens around the world. Learn More
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This was a great event--both the film and the party were very enjoyable. My only complaint was that the venues did not seem to be set up to accommodate so many people--the film started 45 minutes late due to the ridiculous lines for the restrooms and popcorn. The party, likewise, was so crowded that you could barely walk from place to place. Nonetheless, I still had an enjoyable evening. The film, Q&A, and food at the party were all great!
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This is the first time that I have attended the NB festival and regret that I have not done so before. The movie preview was a relaxed event (no pushing crowds), the movie enjoyable ( Ice Dragon-I hope it will be widely distributed- appeals to all...continued
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Very interesting movie leading up to really well-done after party. Plenty of food (and great selection) and drinks spread around so you could avoid the long lines if you wanted to. Entertainment was very well done but could have had more...continued
Goldstar is also selling tickets to the *"Opening Night Gala*":http://www.goldstar.com/events/newport-beach-ca/newport-beach-film-festival-opening-night-gala-with-jewtopia-screening*, featuring a screening of Jewtopia.*
Films will be shown throughout the city that boasts one of the largest movie consumer groups in the world, a rich filmmaking history as well as fine dining, shopping, and exceptional recreational activities.
In addition, the Newport Beach Film Festival offers filmgoers a rare opportunity to meet the filmmakers. Directors, screenwriters and cinematographers eager to share their work will provide an exclusive inside look at the industry during post-screening Q&A’s.
Sunset Strip and Post Party
Friday, April 27th at 8:15pm
Birthed as a dusty trading route at the turn of last century, Sunset Strip became the world’s center of gravity for music, glamour, fashion, sex, and decadence. This curvy, mile-and-a-half strip of road falls just outside LA city limits, beyond the reach of LAPD, where it grew into a place like no other on the planet. A place where dreams are started, chased, loved, hated, displayed, ignored, ended, or all of the above. You make your last stand in Eden, and this is Eden.
Should’ve Been Romeo and Post Party
Saturday, April 28th at 8:00pm
Joey Tucker, a middle-aged actor, loses his job and his livelihood just as his octogenarian grandfather is dropped on his doorstep by his mother. As if that wasn’t enough, Joey then gets hit with the biggest surprise of his life. TJ, a handsome young man, shows up with Billie, a precocious five-year-old girl, to announce that Joey is TJ’s father and Billie’s grandfather! As Joey struggles to deal with all of this news at once, he desperately tries to hold onto the hopes of a career. In only a few short days, Joey, who”s spent his life caring only about himself, must become a father, a grandfather, a grandson, a good son, and the man he never knew he wanted to be. **
Swerve and Post Party**
Monday, April 30th at 8:00pm
Driving cross-country to a job interview, Colin plays it safe when he has car problems and takes a short cut to a one horse town. But as luck would have it, he comes across a fatal road accident. One of the drivers, Jina, is shaken, the other dead and beside him, a briefcase full of money. When Colin resists temptation and does the right thing, turning it into the local cop, his good deed causes a series of fateful events to unfold. **
Ice Dragon and Post Party
**Tuesday, May 1st at 8:30pm
This is an adventure about Mick, aged 11, and his quest for a new home. Along the way Mick runs away on an ice dragon, owns a cat factory, befriends brothers Bengt and Bertil, falls in love for the first time and eventually finds his way home.
Peace, Love and Misunderstanding
**Sunday, April 29th at 8:00pm
An uptight New York lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother’s farmhouse upstate for a family vacation. What was meant to be a weekend getaway quickly turns into a summer adventure of romance, music, family secrets and self-discovery.
Evening of Disney Rarities
Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:30pm
For the past four years, the “Disney Animation Rarities” has been a wildly successful event. Now in its fifth year, we are privileged to once again offer a very special screening of Disney film magic. Join Academy Award nominated film producer Don Hahn and Disney director/producer David Bossert from the Walt Disney Studios for an equally unforgettable event as they present a collection of rarely seen Disney animated treasures. Audiences can look forward to seeing seldom screened films.