Variety 10 Brits to Watch and NBFF Honours

Variety 10 Brits to Watch and NBFF Honours

Starting in 2015, the film festival and Visit Newport Beach partnered to elevate the connection to the UK industry by honoring talent via the Newport Beach UK Honours held in London just ahead of the BAFTA Awards. This year’s festivities were held at the Rosewood Hotel in Holburn. Honors categories include Arts Champions, Breakout Talent, Artists of Distinction, Icons, and Outstanding Achievement in Global Cinema. In addition, starting in 2017, Variety, the entertainment industry bible, partnered to use the opportunity to present its annual list of 10 Brits to Watch. A star-studded celebration of the best of UK talent from...

OCFS Member Event: Juliet, Naked

OCFS Member Event: Juliet, Naked

The Orange County Film Society is proud to continue our 2018-2019 season with an advance screening of JULIET, NAKED. Tuesday, August 14th 7:30pm Regency South Coast Village RSVPs for this event will be available on 8/7 @ 5:00pm Juliet, Naked is the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession. Watch the trailer:  Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes Director: Jesse Peretz Writers: Evgenia Peretz, Jim Taylor, Tamara Jenkins Cast: Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd, Ethan Hawke, Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music

OCFS Member Event: The Wife

OCFS Member Event: The Wife

The Orange County Film Society is proud to continue our 2018-2019 season with an advance screening of THE WIFE. Thursday, August 9th 7:30pm Regency South Coast Village RSVPs for this event will be available on 8/2 @ 5:00pm for OCFS Members   Join OCFS at orangecounyfilmsociety.com   After nearly forty years of marriage, JOAN and JOE CASTLEMAN (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the...

OCFS Member Event: Puzzle

OCFS Member Event: Puzzle

The Orange County Film Society is proud to kick off our 2018-2019 season with an advance screening of PUZZLE. Tuesday, July 24th 7:30pm Regency South Coast Village PUZZLE is a closely observed portrait of Agnes, who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or the tight-knit immigrant community in which she was raised by her widowed father. That begins to change in a quietly dramatic fashion when Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift and experiences the heady thrill of not only doing something she enjoys but being very, very good at it. After...

Generation Wealth

The Orange County Film Society is proud to continue our 2017-2018 season with an advance screening of GENERATION WEALTH. Tuesday, July 17th 7:30pm Regency South Coast Village Lauren Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures a portrait of a materialistic, image-obsessed culture. Simultaneously photographic journey, memoir, and historical essay, the film bears witness to the global boom–bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of late stage capitalism, narcissism and greed.  Watch the trailer:  Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes Director: Lauren Greenfield Writers: Lauren Greenfield Genre: Documentary    

OCFS Member Event: Generation Wealth

OCFS Member Event: Generation Wealth

The Orange County Film Society is proud to continue our 2017-2018 season with an advance screening of GENERATION WEALTH. Tuesday, July 17th 7:30pm Regency South Coast Village Lauren Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures a portrait of a materialistic, image-obsessed culture. Simultaneously photographic journey, memoir, and historical essay, the film bears witness to the global boom–bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of late stage capitalism, narcissism and greed.  Watch the trailer:  Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes Director: Lauren Greenfield Writers: Lauren Greenfield Genre: Documentary   Join OCFS at orangecounyfilmsociety.com  

OCFS Member Event: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The Orange County Film Society is proud to continue our 2017-2018 season with an advance screening of WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? Thursday, June 7th 7:30pm Regency South Coast Village Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville’s latest documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers.  A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this documentary is an emotional and moving film that takes you beyond zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius, who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless...

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The Orange County Film Society is proud to continue our 2017-2018 season with an advance screening of WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? Thursday, June 7th 7:30pm Regency South Coast Village Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville’s latest documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers.  A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this documentary is an emotional and moving film that takes you beyond zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius, who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless...

2018 NBFF Award Winners

2018 NBFF Award Winners

19TH ANNUAL NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY PACIFIC SALES ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS Newport Beach, CA – May 7, 2018 – The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) presented by Pacific Sales announced the winners of the 2018 Festival. On May 3, the Festival wrapped up its eight day run with the Southern California Premiere of All Square starring Josh Lucas, Michael Kelly, Pamela Adlon, Tom Everett Scott, Jay Larson and Andrew Sikking at the Regency Lido Theater, followed by a glaa at the Via Lido Plaza. The Festival opened on April 26 with the West Coast Premiere of American Animals,...

Closing Night Gala

Closing Night Gala

CLOSING NIGHT GALA – 10 PM Please join us for our Closing Night Gala under the stars in Via Lido Plaza. Presented by Schiefer ChopShop and hosted by Via Lido Plaza. The Closing Night Gala will feature a hosted bar by Tito’s Vodka, Oban Whiskey, and Guinness, with culinary tastings from Orange County’s premiere restaurants. POST PARTY ADDRESS / ENTRANCE Via Lido Plaza 3425 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663 PRICE: $95 for Film & Gala / $65 for Gala only AGE: 21+  For ALL Post Parties. ID Required, NO EXCEPTIONS. DRESS: Cocktail Attire Required.  Outdoor event – coat or...