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Newport Beach Film Festival

March 30, 2000

including the parents of Newport Beach exchange student Amy Biehl meeting

their daughter's black murderer and his family.

o7 Consulate General of South Africa will host the film and post

eventf7 .

10 p.m.

"A Lesser Evil"

United States, 1998


World premiere

Dir.: David Mackay

Prod.: Daniel Helberg, David Mackay

Cast: Colm Feore, Tony Goldwyn, Arliss Howard, David Paymer

Running time: 96 minutes

Attended by director

Four friends sat at the edge of a quarry in their hometown 22 years ago,

with a case of beer and a loaded handgun. By nightfall a stranger was

dead and another lay dying, the victims of mistaken identity



1:15 p.m.

o7 Locals only; free admission

This is the place for local amateurs to show off their wares. Q&A follows

with the filmmakersf7

"Welcome to Heck"

United States

Dir.: Jim Call

Empty, broken down, lonely place exists deep inside all of us -- called



United States

Dir.: Todd Portugal

Music video on domestic violence awareness

"Mariela's Kitchen"

United States

Dir.: Lorette Bayle

Emotionally powerful and stunning narrative set in South America about

young fisherman who loves two women




11:30 a.m.

"Spanish Judges"

United States, 2000

World premiere

Dir.: Oz Scott

Prod.: Betsy Chasse, Richard Mann

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Matthew Lillard, Valeria GolinoRunning time: 94


Attended by director

Con artist with passion for medieval collectibles and his pickpocket

girlfriend meet fast-talking stranger

1:15 p.m.

"Other Voices"

United States, 2000

West Coast premiere

Dir.: Dan McCormack

Prod.: Ruth Charny, Shelly Strong

Cast: David Aaron Baker, Mary McCormack, Campbell Scott Stockard

Channing, Peter Gallagher

Running time: 104 minutes

Screened recently at The Sundance Film Festival

Couple whose relationship is in near turmoil

3:30 p.m.

"Same Rain, Same Love"

Argentina, 1999

Dir.: Juan Jose Campanella

Prod.: Ricardo Freixa, Jorge Estrada Mora

Cast: Ricardo Darin, Soledad Villamil

Running time: 115 minutes

Humor, emotion, hopes and illusions in romantic comedy with a touch of


5:45 p.m.

"Just Melvin"

United States, 2000

West Coast Premiere

Dir.: James Ronald Whitney

Prod.: James Ronald Whitney

Cast: Ed McMahon, Soupy Sales, Tom Kennedy, Abby DaltonRunning time: 96


Screened to much critical acclaim at the recent Sundance Film Festival.

Attended by director

Individual whose path of destruction is so insidious and devastating it's

almost impossible not to feel sympathy, rage and disgust

8 p.m.

"Love Happens"

United States, 1999

Theatrical release scheduled for May

Dir.: Tony Cookson

Prod.: Bent Morris

Cast: Jenica Bergere, Ken Marino, Megyn Price

Running time: 88 minutes

Attended by director

Woman constantly switches boyfriends, becomes obsessed with their flaws.

10 p.m.

Newport Beach Film Festival's Award winners

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