Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: Daily Pilot HomeCollectionsNewport Beach Film Festival
IN THE NEWS

Newport Beach Film Festival

ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 2014
Other highlights Monday at the Newport Beach Film Festival: * 'Cas & Dylan' Directed by Jason Priestley, this feature takes Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany on a life-changing road trip across the country. 90 minutes. 12 p.m., Island Cinema , 999 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach; $14 * 'Short Global Glimpses' A program of short films showcasing tales of overcoming challenges, with titles including "Baghdad Messi," "Condom Lead," "A Grand Canal" and others.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | April 28, 2014
The threats came quickly. Alix Lambert had only just released a trailer about "Mentor" when she began getting unwanted attention by way of tweets, emails and YouTube messages. The director, nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for the HBO series "Deadwood," was attempting to raise money to finish producing her latest documentary, but residents of Mentor, Ohio saw things differently. Local students and community members criticized Lambert and insinuated illegal bodily harm, claiming that she was dredging up the past.
SPORTS
By Leigh Steinberg | April 25, 2014
Sunday will be emotional for Cal Berkeley alumni, fans, and anyone who knew the late Cal quarterback, Joe Roth. "Don't Quit: The Joe Roth Story" will debut at the Newport Beach Film Festival at the Regency Lido Theatre at 2 p.m. It is a film filled with hope and inspiration, directed by Cal alums Bob Rider and Phil Schaaf. The Newport Beach Film Festival has been the launching pad for many successful documentaries. I helped Gregg Schwenk, co-executive director, resurrect the festival some years ago. Gregg and Todd Quartararo have done a brilliant job turning it into a showcase for the best in new feature, documentary, and short films.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | April 25, 2014
The director's hand is constantly evident throughout Vincenzo Cosentino's feature film debut, which will screen Saturday at the Newport Beach Film Festival. And in this case, that's not simply a cliche. Cosentino's hand - which plays the title character, Handy - occupies nearly every scene of the 83-minute film about an extremity that detaches itself from a man's body and sets off on a journey around the world. On his travels, Handy wields a pen and finds himself under the tutelage of a demanding Italian writer, rides a tiny motorcycle, scores a job in a pizzeria and falls in love with a detached female hand named Manicure.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | April 24, 2014
Filming "Brahmin Bulls" was not a breeze. Director Mahesh Pailoor valiantly balanced budgetary issues and his cast's schedules while shooting the entire movie out of order. He even faced an unexpected foe - the 85th annual Academy Awards. "We only had one day to shoot in a hospital and that day happened to be the day of the Oscars, which Mary Steenburgen was presenting at," he recalled. "We were running up against the clock and only had time to do a few takes per shot. Mary and Roshan [Seth]
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | April 24, 2014
Ellen Fisher was in for a surprise. Determined to avoid a repeat of last year's Newport Beach Film Festival opening night - where she arrived a half hour before the start of the film - the Orange resident made her way to Edwards Big Newport with two hours to spare Thursday. "We were almost late," the 70-year-old recalled. "We were way down the street in line. " Although Fisher and her husband, Bill, 66, expected to be quite a ways down the road, they found a spot right at the top of the queue.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | April 23, 2014
For Charlie Darby, love is intimately linked with lunacy. From the outside, the grade-school principal in the movie "Lovesick" - played by actor Matt LeBlanc - has everything: a great circle of friends, a supportive family and a satisfying job. All that's missing is a relationship. He seems to have trouble in that department because while he is perfectly sane, it's a different story when he falls in love. Although not biographical, the story is based loosely on the experiences of Bel Air-based writer Dean Young.
Daily Pilot Articles Daily Pilot Articles
|