Newport Beach Film Festival: International Cinema Selections
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The last date listed for Newport Beach Film Festival 2013 was Wednesday May 1, 2013 / 8:00pm (Here I Am, Here I'm Not).
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London's National Theatre is broadcasting its original stage production of the international smash hit War Horse, and you can catch it in HD at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Hailed for its "blast of pure theatrical imagination" by Newsday, this one-of-a-kind theatrical event places the actors on stage with astonishing life-sized horse puppets by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company. These beautiful creations act out the epic story of Joey, a farm horse sold to the cavalry in World War I, and Albert, the boy who trained and bonded with Joey on the farm, who embarks on a dangerous journey to rescue his beloved horse from behind enemy lines. Experience the live theater event that won five Tony Awards in 2011 and inspired the Academy Award-nominated film by Steven Spielberg. Learn More
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Featured review from Adam Nichols
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They did a great job with the movie - real nice rom com french style. The woman was sexy and endearing, the guy was outspoken and faithful. They had trouble showing the subtitles and many people left after 15 minutes of frustration but it was definitely worth watching for those who stayed past the beginning technical difficulties.
The afterparty had many dressed up sexy newport locals and film buffs enjoying tasty sugary snacks and alcohol while being entertained by fancy lighting and popular dance music. I had so much sugar I almost jumped up and down from all the excitement!! Very good decor and I loved the small things like the ice sculpture and the painted men on stilts. The weather was kind of crummy but you couldnt tell by all the beautiful people dressed up in their sexy outfits. I went with a friend and enjoyed the film festival and will try to check it out next year as well.
April 29, 7:15pm: Key of Life
Failed actor Sakurai, despondent and suicidal, has a chance encounter with a very prosperous man who, after a fall in a bathhouse, develops amnesia. Sakurai, seeing an opportunity, switches identities with the man, not realizing that he's stepped into the shoes of a dangerous criminal. As he's forced to deal with yakuza members in his new life, the former crime boss, thinking himself Sakurai, tries to live the dismal reality left to him, only to meet a woman he quickly falls for.
April 29, 7:30pm: A Werewolf Boy
After moving to a small village, young Suni encounters a bedraggled orphan boy hiding under a bush and takes him in out of pity. Called a “wolf boy” by some for his feral behavior and uncommon strength, Suni begins teaching the boy to act like a civilized person. However, when Suni is threatened, the boy’s deadly beastial instincts are exposed and he quickly becomes the subject of the villagers’ fears.
April 30, 7:30pm: Fly Me to the Moon (Un Plan Parfait)
A successful woman in love tries to break the family curse of every first marriage ending in divorce by dashing to the altar with a random stranger before marrying her boyfriend.
April 30, 7:45pm: The Hypnotist
After a murderer viciously attacks a family, the critically injured young son is the only person found at the scene of the crime. In order to save the only other survivor and find out who murdered the family, a psychiatrist with a questionable history of hypnosis is brought in to question the boy. When he finally allows himself to be persuaded to give up his vow to never use hypnosis again, an inexplicable series of violent events begins to impact his life and his family.
April 30, 8:00pm: Immature - The Trip (Immaturi - il Viaggio)
This follow-up to the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival Italian Spotlight once again follows the group of thirty-somethings on a vacation to Greece for a chance to relax and reconnect. As the former high school friends quickly find themselves tempted by secrets, tequila, and ex-girlfriends it becomes clear they’ve arrived with more baggage than they thought.
May 1, 7:45pm: Tropicalia
Set against the turbulent atmosphere of the 1960s, Tropicalia is a feature length documentary exploring the Brazilian artistic movement known as tropicalia, and the struggle its artists endured to protect their right to freely express revolutionary thought against the traditional Brazilian music of that time.
May 1, 8:00pm: Here I Am, Here I'm Not (Aqui Estoy, Aqui No)
After a near-death car accident, a freelance journalist develops a phobia of speed and a serious case of PTSD. In an attempt to forget his trauma, he immerses himself in writing the unauthorized biography of an out-of-control Chilean rock queen and in the process finds love to be an effective distraction. When tragedy strikes in the midst of his writing, he obsessively begins searching for her replacement.