Newport Beach, California (PRWEB) April 19, 2013
Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the 14th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (http://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com) brings the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world to Newport Beach for eight spectacular days, April 25 – May 2, 2013.
The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) will showcase more than 350 films from 50 countries and host nightly special events, red carpet galas, compelling conversations with filmmakers, international spotlight events and seminars. The Festival offers filmgoers unique opportunities to mingle with celebrities, filmmakers from around the globe, and film industry professionals in a beautiful seaside locale.
OPENING & CLOSING NIGHT GALAS
The Newport Beach Film Festival will open with the West Coast Premiere of the documentary BROADWAY IDIOT which takes a behind-the-curtain look at how Green Day's punk rock, blockbuster album American Idiot, became an acclaimed musical. The red carpet screening of Broadway Idiot will take place on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 7:30pm at Edwards Big Newport (300 Newport Center Drive) followed by a gala reception at Fashion Island (401 Newport Center Drive) where American Idol winner Taylor Hicks will perform.
On Closing Night, NBFF proudly presents the West Coast Premiere of THE WAY, WAY BACK starring Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, AnnaSophia Robb and Toni Collette and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. The film follows 14-year-old Duncan spending his summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and his daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in the gregarious manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through their funny, clandestine friendship, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world – all during a summer he will never forget. The closing night film and party will take place at Via Lido Courtyard (3417 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663).
The 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival will screen over fifteen world-premiere feature films including AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR starring Parker Posey and Bruce Greenwood, B-SIDE; THE GOLDEN SCALLOP starring James Cosmo; I AM I; IN LIEU OF FLOWERS; IN SECURITY starring Michael Gladis and Ethan Embry; LET’S ROLL; THE O'BRIEN’S; TOUCHDOWN NEWPORT; WALK ON; WE'VE GOT BALLS; WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE; and A FISH STORY.
Highlights of this years festival include 40 feature films including Australian Spotlight DRIFT, starring Sam Worthington, Lesley-Ann Brandt and Xavier Samuel; A SINGLE SHOT starring Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy and Ted Levine; SOME GIRL(S)starring Adam Brody and Kristen Bell; WHAT MAISE KNEW starring Alexander Skarsgard, Steve Coogan and Julianne Moore; THE ICEMAN starring Michael Shannon, Chris Evans and Winona Ryder; STUCK IN LOVE starring Greg Kinnear, Logan Lerman, and Jennifer Connelly; WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE starring Adam Brody, Kristen Schaal, and Jean Claude Van Damme; THE EAST starring Ellen Page, Alexander Skarsgard and Patricia Clarkson and I AM I starring Simon Helberg, James Morrison and Jason Ritter.
The NBFF Action Sports Film Series, an international showcase of films celebrating athletes, visionaries, filmmakers, cinematographers, pioneers, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, artists and designers who have shaped the action sports culture and cultivated its progression with their innovation, energy and creativity. Co-produced by the Newport Beach Film Festival and Orange County-based production company ChopShop, with support by SKATEBOARDER Magazine, SURFING Magazine, the NBFF Action Sports Film Series will spotlight 18 films from around the world including, BIRDMEN: THE ORIGINAL DREAM OF FLIGHT, a documentary about wingsuit skydivers; ISOLATED, a film about a group of intrepid surfers searching for the world’s last undiscovered waves, narrated by Ryan Phillipe; and THE MOTIVATION, a chronicling of eight of the world’s best pro-skateboarders as they prepare for the upcoming Street League Championship in New York City, starring skateboarding headliners like Rob Dyrdek, Paul Rodriguez and Ryan Sheckler.
ART, ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
NBFF’s award-winning Art, Architecture + Design series will showcase 10 films from around the world including: 16 ACRES, the story of how and why the historic rebuilding of New York’s World Trade Center came to be; BENDING STICKS: THE SCULPTURE OF PATRICK DOUGHERTY, focusing on one man’s artworks consisting largely of bending and shaping sapling trees; COAST MODERN, which takes a look at Modernist architecture on the west coast, traced from 1926 to the present; and IF YOU BUILD IT, a heartwarming film about a duo of design professionals who use their teachings and compassion to help a struggling North Carolina school district.
The Newport Beach Film Festival will present a Collegiate Showcase featuring fresh cinematic works produced by collegiate filmmakers from our eight partnering SoCal Institutions: USC, UCLA, CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, Chapman University, Orange Coast College, Saddleback College, and CalArts. Each year the Festival gives students from these Southern California colleges and universities an opportunity to showcase their short films on the big screen and engage in post screening Q&A sessions with the filmgoers. The Festival offers students an opportunity to connect with film industry professionals, new audiences, alumni, media and other filmmakers.
NBFF Documentary Film Series will showcase 19 films from around the world, including: LOVE, MARILYN featuring Elizabeth Banks, Lindsay Lohan, Evan Rachel Wood, Ben Foster, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti, Viola Davis, Jeremy Piven, Ellen Burstyn, Adrien Brody, Marisa Tomei and Glenn Close; TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY; OUT OF PRINT narrated by Meryl Streep; CASTING BY starring Marion Dougherty, Woody Allen, Jeff Bridges and Robert Redford; HOW TO MAKE MONEY SELLING DRUGS from Executive Producer Adrian Grenier starring 50 Cent, David Simon and Russell Simmons.
The Newport Beach Film Festival continues its proud tradition of hosting some of the best shorts filmmakers in the world with its numerous and genre-spanning shorts series. Uniquely curated into thematic programs, the Festival will screen over 200 short films in categories ranging from romance to animation, from comedy to documentary.
The Newport Beach Film Festival partners with many local environmental organizations to raise awareness of important issues affecting our environment through cinema. The Festival’s “Eco Spotlight” is REVOLUTION from Director Rob Stewart and Executive Producer Gus Van Sant. Other highlights include CRITICAL MASS; THE FRUIT HUNTERS and LA SOURCE. All films in this series cover a wide spectrum of eco-conscious topics including water quality, natural resource preservation and the the effects of globalization.
The Newport Beach Film Festival’s highly popular Music Series continues to expand for the Festival’s 14th year. The Music Film Series features 9feature narrative and documentary films that put music center stage highlighting musical performances, historic headlines and the unique stories behind struggling musicians. The punk band, Green Day, is featured in two documentaries: the Opening Night Film BROADWAY IDIOT and ¡CUATRO!, the documentary exploring the making of Green Day’s latest studio albums. Other highlights include GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY a narrative about both Tim and his son Jeff Buckley; SECRET DISCO REVOLUTION documenting the disco era; IN YOUR DREAMS: STEVIE NICKS Directed by and starring Stevie Nicks. In addition the Festival’s newly created Music Video Program, designed to showcase the medium’s unique partnership of film and music, will feature 18 music videos from artists around the world including No Doubt’s SETTLE DOWN and The Black Keys’ THE BADDEST MAN ALIVE.
FAMILY & YOUTH FILM SHOWCASE
The Newport Beach Film Festival’s Youth Film Showcase consists of 18 short films and features. Highlights in the Family Program include SHORTS FOR SHORTIES, a collection of short films; CHUCK JONES SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS, Chuck Jones Center for Creativity brings some of Chuck’s most beloved and rarely seen works to the Newport Beach Film Festival. In addition to projects from the iconic cartoonist, the program will also include a selection of animated shorts playing at this year’s Festival; WEINER DOG NATIONALS, after a family adopts a runt of a dachshund from a shelter, only time will tell if little "Shelly" and her new family are up to the challenge of entering the nation's greatest wiener dog race; and HENSON PUPPET DREAMS a collection of live-action puppet short films curated by Heather Henson.
The City of Newport Beach Arts Commission and The Newport Beach Film Festival will present a series of interactive panels that focus on the art and process of filmmaking. The free educational event will feature talented and distinguished film industry professionals. The Festival invites the audience to go behind the scenes with some of the industry's leading filmmakers as they share their extensive knowledge and insight into the business and art of today's entertainment world. This year's series includes a Film Music panel featuring Oscar nominee Lalo Schifrin (Mission Impossible, Rush Hour, The Amityville Horror) and Mark Isham (Once Upon a Time, The Lucky One, Invincible) and a film editing panel featuring Oscar winner William Goldenberg (Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, National Treasure) as well as other panels throughout the weekend.
RICHARD BARE CENTENNIAL
The Newport Beach Film Festival will celebrate the career and 100th birthday of legendary Director and Newport Beach native, Richard Bare. On Sunday April 28th, Mr. Bare will host a moderated discussion and screening of some of his most famous projects including several iconic TWILIGHT ZONE episodes (Nick of Time and To Serve Man) as well as select short films from his SO YOU WANT TO series. The Festival will also host a special screening of Mr. Bare’s cult-classic film WICKED, WICKED, shot in the innovative DUO-VISION.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?, the Newport Beach Film Festival will present a special screening of the groundbreaking film and a pre-film Q&A. Legendary Disney producer Don Hahn will lead the discussion alongside panelists including Charles Fleischer (voice of Roger Rabbit), Joanna Cassidy (Dolores) and Dave Bossert (Special Effects Animator).
The Newport Beach Film Festival is proud to present a special screening of DISNEY RARITIES on Sunday, April 28th with Academy Award-winning producer Don Hahn and Director/Producer Dave Bossert. The program includes a sneak peek at rarely seen treasures from the Disney vault.
Newport Beach Film Festival – The Films
OPENING NIGHT FILM
•BROADWAY IDIOT- 2012, U.S.A.
FRIDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT SCREENINGS:
•A SINGLE SHOT- 2013, U.S.A.
•IN SECURITY- 2012, U.S.A.
•WHAT MAISIE KNEW- 2012, U.S.A.
•THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN- 2013, U.S.A.
SATURDAY NIGHT CENTERPIECE FILMS:
•THE ICEMAN- 2012, U.S.A.
•WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE- 2012, Puerto Rico
•I AM I- 2012, U.S.A.
•STUCK IN LOVE- 2012, U.S.A.
•REVOLUTION - Canada, U.S.A., Australia, Japan
•THE O’BRIEN’S- 2013, Ireland
PACIFIC RIM SHOWCASE:
•KEY OF LIFE- 2012, Japan – Japanese Spotlight
•ONE MILE ABOVE- 2012, China, Taiwan – Chinese Spotlight
•A WEREWOLF BOY- 2012, South Korea – Korean Spotlight
•DRIFT- 2013, Australia – Australian Spotlight
•FLY ME TO THE MOON (Un Plan Parfait)- 2012, France– French Spotlight
•IMMATURE: THE TRIP (Immatrui, il vilaggio)- 2012, Italy – Italian Spotlight
•THE HYPNOTIST- 2012, Sweden – Swedish Spotlight
•CINCO DE MAYO: THE BATTLE (Cinco de Mayo, La Batalla)
-2013, Mexico – Mexican Spotlight
•HERE I AM, HERE I’M NOT (Aquí Estoy, Aquí No)- 2012, Chile – Chilean Spotlight
•TROPICÁLIA- 2012, Brazil – Brazilian Spotlight
Closing Night Film:
•THE WAY, WAY BACK- 2013, U.S.A.
Please join us after these spotlight and Showcase screenings for one of our gala post-events.
•LAD: A YORKSHIRE STORY- 2012, UK
•THE LAST KEEPERS- 2013, U.S.A.
•MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND – Retrospective Screening U.S.A
•UNDERDOGS- 2013, U.S.A.
•WEINER DOG NATIONALS- 2013, U.S.A.
•BIRDMEN: THE ORIGINAL DREAM OF FLIGHT- 2012, U.S.A.
•CHILDREN OF THE WIND- 2012, U.S.A.
•CONGO: THE GRAND INGA PROJECT- 2012, U.S.A.
•DISCOVERING MAVERICKS- 2013, U.S.A.
•EUROPEAN SURF JOURNAL- 2012, U.S.A.
•GAUCHOS DEL MAR – SURFING THE AMERICAN PACIFIC
(Gauchos del mar – Surfeando el pacífico Americano)- 2012, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, USA
•CRANBERRY WAKE (short) 2012, U.S.A.
•HEARTCHILD 2012, Ireland, U.S.A.
•ISOLATED 2013, U.S.A., UK
•THE MOTIVATION 2013, U.S.A.
•THE SIGNAL HILL SPEED RUN 2013, U.S.A.
•WE: A COLLECTION OF INDIVIDUALS 2012, Canada, Switzerland, U.S.A
•WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS 2012, Argentina, Canada, China, Nepal, USA
•THE CARBON RUSH 2012, Canada
•CRITICAL MASS 2012, UK
•THE FRUIT HUNTERS 2012, Canada
•LA SOURCE 2012, U.S.A.
•REVOLUTION 2012, Canada, U.S.A., Australia, Japan
•SHARK RIDERS – DIRECTOR’S CUT (short) 2012, U.S.A.
•WHO CARES? (QUEM SE IMPORTA) 2012, Brazil
ART, ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
•16 ACRES 2012, U.S.A.
•BENDING STICKS: THE SCULPTURE OF PATRICK DOUGHERTY 2012, U.S.A.
•CAVEDIGGER (short) 2013, U.S.A.
•AMERICAN HOMES (short)
•COAST MODERN 2012, Canada
•DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO: REIMAGINING LINCOLN CENTER AND THE HIGH LINE 2012, U.S.A.
•FROM NOTHING, SOMETHING 2012, U.S.A.
•IF YOU BUILD IT 2012, U.S.A.
•SHUT UP AND LOOK 2012, U.S.A.
•SMILING THROUGH THE APOCALYPSEL ESQUIRE IN THE SIXTIES 2012, U.S.A.
•AUTOLUMINESCENT 2012, Australia
•B-SIDE 2012, U.S.A.
•¡CUATRO! 2012, U.S.A.
•GREETING FROM TIM BUCKLEY 2012, U.S.A.
•IN YOUR DREAMS: STEVIE NICKS 2013, U.S.A.
•JAKE SHIMABUKURO: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS 2012, U.S.A.
•THE SECRET DISCO REVOLUTION 2012, U.S.A., Canada, UK, UAE
•THE SHEEPDOGS HAVE AT IT 2012, Canada
•VIVA CUBA LIBRE: RAP IS WAR 2013, U.S.A.
FEATURES – NARRATIVE
•A FISH STORY 2012, Canada
•AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR 2013, U.S.A.
•ASHES 2012, U.K.
•THE ATTACK 2012, Belgium, France, Lebanon, Qatar
•BE GOOD 2012, U.S.A.
•BLIND SPOT (DOUDEGE W´ENKEL) 2012, Luxembourg
•BLOOD TYPE: UNKNOWN 2012, U.S.A.
•THE BOUNCEBACK 2013, U.S.A.
•BREAKAWAY (ALAGWA) 2012, Philippines
•THE DISCOVERERS 2012, U.S.A.
•THE EAST 2013, U.S.A.
•GEOGRAPHY CLUB 2012, U.S.A.
•GHOST TEAM ONE 2013, U.S.A.
•THE GOLDEN SCALLOP 2013, U.S.A.
•GUS 2013, U.S.A.
•HE’S WAY MORE FAMOUS THAN YOU 2013, U.S.A.
•A HIJACKING 2012, Denmark
•THE HUNT 2012, Denmark
•I DECLARE WAR 2012, Canada
•IN LIEU OF FLOWERS 2013, U.S.A.
•JUST LIKE A WOMAN 2012, UK
•KILIMANJARO 2012, U.S.A.
•KOLHAAS OR THE PROPORTIONALITY OF MEANS 2012, Germany
•LOST ON PURPOSE 2012, U.S.A.
•LOVE IS SIN 2012, Taiwan
•ONE SMALL HITCH
•PARIS MANHATTAN 2012, France
•PASADENA 2012, U.S.A.
•RHYMES WITH BANANA 2012, U.S.A.
•RUSHLIGHTS 2012, U.S.A.
•SIBERIA. MONAMOUR 2011, Russia
•SOME GIRL(S) 2013, U.S.A.
•SPACE MILKSHAKE 2012, Canada
•THE SUICIDE SHOP 2012, France, Belgium, Canada
•THE TIME BEING 2012, U.S.A.
•WASTELAND 2012, UK
•WE’VE GOT BALLS 2013, U.S.A.
•WOLF CHILDREN 2012, Japan
•YOUNG GUN IN THE TIME 2012, South Korea, Japan
•ZERO CHARISMA 2013, U.S.A.
FEATURES – DOCUMENTARY
•AFTER TILLER 2013, U.S.A.
•BIBLE QUIZ U.S.A.
•BURZYNSKI: CANCER IS SERIOUS BUSINESS, PART II 2013, USA, Japan, UK
•CASTING BY 2012, U.S.A
•DUSTY’S TRAIL: SUMMIT OF BORNEO 2013, U.S.A.
•HOW TO MAKE MONEY SELLING DRUGS 2012, U.S.A.
•LET’S ROLL 2013, U.S.A.
•LORD MONTAGU 2013, U.S.A.
•LOVE AT A CERTAIN AGE 2012, U.S.A.
•LOVE, MARILYN U.S.A.
•OUT OF PRINT 2013, U.S.A.
•PRETTY BRUTAL 2012, New Zealand
•TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY U.S.A.
•THESE BIRDS WALK 2013, Pakistan, U.S.A.
•TOUCHDOWN NEWPORT 2012, U.S.A.
•WALK ON 2013, U.S.A.
•WALKING THE CAMINO: SIX WAYS TO SANTIAGO 2013, U.S.A.
•WE CAME HOME 2012, U.S.A.
•WITHOUT SHEPHERDS Pakistan, USA
For more information on the Newport Beach Film Festival, please visit http://www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com.
Cast and crew from BROADWAY IDIOT are scheduled to appear at the red carpet and screening. Press check in will be from 5:30pm - 6:30pm and red carpet arrivals will take place from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. The screening will commence at 7:30pm. All press must be credentialed prior to covering the Opening Night event. Press can register for credentials online at http://www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com.
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