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The 2018 Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) proudly announces AMERICAN ANIMALS as its Opening Night film. The screening of AMERICAN ANIMALS will take place on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30pm at Edwards Big Newport (300 Newport Center Drive) followed by a gala reception at Fashion Island (401 Newport Center Drive). The 19th annual NBFF will run from April 26 – May 3, 2018.

Written By: Marcelle - Apr• 21•18

AMERICAN ANIMALS  OPENED THE 19th ANNUAL NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL ON THURSDAY, APRIL 26

NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (NBFF)

Filmmakers from all around the world gathered on Thursday, April 26, 2018 for another opening of the annual, highly respected film festival in Newport Beach California. After excitement on Red Carpet and the screening of an extraordinary hit of ‘Sundance’ and ‘Southwest’ Film Festival – ‘American Animals’, the quests experienced an ‘Opening Night Gala’ at Fashion Island, which was sponsored by Fashion Island, Tito’s Vodka, Karma Automotive and the City of Newport Beach. The gala was successfully supported by culinary tastings of 30 Orange County’s premiere restaurants and with a special performance of Grammy award winning artist Side Deal and renewed dance company ‘Academy of Villains’. The 19th annual NBFF will feature more than 350 films from 50 countries and it will run from April 26 – May 3, 2018. If you wish to mingle with inspiring filmmakers from all around the globe, visit the ‘Edwards Big Newport’ theatre at 300 Newport Center Dr., the idyllic seaside destination at Newport Beach California. The information is available at www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com.

BY Amalisha HuEck:

Newport Beach, CA (April 1, 2018) – Newport Beach, CA (April 1, 2018) – The 2018 Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) proudly announces AMERICAN ANIMALS as its Opening Night film. The screening of AMERICAN ANIMALS will take place on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30pm at Edwards Big Newport (300 Newport Center Drive) followed by a gala reception at Fashion Island (401 Newport Center Drive). The 19th annual NBFF will run from April 26 – May 3, 2018.

 

AMERICAN ANIMALS is an extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. But not everything is as it seems, and as the daring theft unfolds through each of their perspectives, each of them start to question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives is simply a misguided attempt at achieving the American Dream.

Following the screening, the Festival will host an Opening Night gala at Fashion Island presented by by Pacific Sales, sponsored in part by Tito’s Vodka, Fashion Island, Karma Automotives and the City of Newport Beach. The gala will feature culinary tastings from 30 of Orange County’s premiere restaurants, hosted bar by Tito’s Vodka with a special performance from Grammy award-winning artist Side Deal and World-renowned Dance Company, Academy of Villains.

Tickets to the Opening Night screening and gala are $225 each and are available at www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com starting April 1. Patrons can also purchase tickets to the Opening Night gala only for $175 each. Guests must be at least 21 years old and cocktail attire is highly recommended.

The Newport Beach Film Festival 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.

The Newport Beach Film Festival presented by Pacific Sales, is sponsored in part by Tito’s Vodka, Karma Automotive, Fashion Island, and the City of Newport Beach.

Passes and tickets for film screenings, galas and special events go on sale April 1. To purchase tickets and for information about the Newport Beach Film Festival visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

 

 

2018 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CLOSING NIGHT FILM AND CELEBRATION
19th Annual Festival to close with ALL SQUARE
Starring Michael Kelly, Jesse Ray Sheps and Josh Lucas

Newport Beach, CA (April 2018) – The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) proudly announces its Closing Night film and celebration. The Festival will end its eight-day run with the West Coast premiere of ALL SQUARE on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 8:00 pm at Via Lido Plaza (3425 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA). Following the screening, the Newport Beach Film Festival, in partnership with Schiefer ChopShop and Via Lido Plaza, will host the Closing Night Celebration at Via Lido Plaza (3425 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA). The outdoor event will feature a hosted bar by Tito’s Vodka, Oban Whiskey, and Guinness, with culinary tastings from Orange County’s premiere restaurants.

ALL SQUARE, is a gambling drama film following a down-on-his-luck bookie trying to make it big in a small town. After a one night stand with an ex-girlfriend, the small town bookie(Kelly), strikes up an unlikely friendship with her 12-year old son and develops a plan to recoup the money owed to him by taking bets on the towns Youth League Baseball games.

In its 19th year, NBFF has become a highly respected and sought-after festival by filmmakers from all over the world. The theme for this year’s festival is “See Who Made the Cut” to recognize the high caliber of films that are accepted into the selective festival. The 2019 Festival will showcase over 350 films from 50 countries, along with nightly special events, red carpet galas, post screening receptions, compelling conversations with filmmakers, international spotlights, industry seminars and retrospectives. The Festival offers filmgoers unique opportunities to mingle with celebrities, filmmakers from around the globe and film industry professionals in a beautiful seaside locale. The Newport Beach Film Festival presented by Pacific Sales, is sponsored in part by Tito’s Vodka, Karma Automotive, Fashion Island, and the City of Newport Beach.

Tickets to the Closing Night Film and Celebration are $95 and can be purchased in advance at the Festival’s website. The minimum age for guests is 21 years old.
Passes and tickets for film screenings, galas and special events are available online at www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

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About the Newport Beach Film Festival

Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the NBFF focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of studio and independent films from around the globe. The 19th annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 26 – May 3 and will spotlight over 350 films from around the world.

About Side Deal

Formed in 2016, SIDE DEAL is a brand new band from Grammy winner Charlie Colin (Train), multi-platinum artists Stan Frazier and Murphy Karges (Sugar Ray), Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers) and the PawnShop kings (Rolling Stone Magazine’s “New Bands to Watch”). SIDE DEAL also shares their stage with founding members of other bands you love creating the ultimate one of a kind experience of unforgettable music.

About Academy of Villains

Established in 2009, Academy of Villains began as a dance company that pushed the envelope with over-the-top concepts and ideas. Under the direction of Pharside and Phoenix, this company quickly became one of the top in the nation. What started off as a freestyle-based company, turned into one of the most sought-after entertainment companies in the world. Appearing on hit tv shows such as So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Got Talent in addition to winning TruTV’s Fake Off, Academy of Villains prove time and time again that they are innovators and definitely a force to be reckoned with. Through the art of storytelling, Academy of Villains uses dance, acrobatics, and theatrics to take their audience on a life-changing journey. They are most-known for their twist on shadow play, black light art, and projection mapping. Academy of Villains will have you rooting for the dark side, where anything is possible!

About Newport Beach, California

Nestled among golden stretches of pristine Pacific coastline between Los Angeles and San Diego, Newport Beach epitomizes the casually sophisticated lifestyle of Southern California. This idyllic seaside destination is widely celebrated for its natural beauty and vibrant yachting community alongside stylish accommodations, eclectic coastal cuisine and upscale shopping. Ranked among the “Top 10 Resort Towns in the U.S.,” Newport Beach also is distinguished as one of the country’s “Top 10 Best Family Beaches.” A mild climate and picturesque backdrop minutes from John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA) offers year-round appeal. For more information on Newport Beach or for a complimentary visitor guide, visit www.visitnewportbeach.com, or call (800) 94-COAST.

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