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Moonlightin

Moonlightin’ With Biz

Thursday, May 2 @ 8:30 pm | Triangle theater 6

The Biz uses a pirate radio signal to hijack an animated children's TV show.

Innocents

Innocents

Thursday, May 2 @ 8:30 pm | Triangle theater 6

Ray, a motorcycle mechanic, ends his day just like any other, but upon reaching his old watering hole realizes things aren't quite the same and he may never be the same again.

Wannabe

Wannabe

Thursday, May 2 @ 8:30 pm | Triangle theater 6

An abstract world set in the glowing summer sun of Croatia's landscape visualizes the absurdity of the dissatisfaction with one's self.

Stop Talking

Stop Talking

Thursday, May 2 @ 8:30 pm | Triangle theater 6

A video about friendship, negative feedback loops and breaking the cycle.

NBFF Closing Night party at Via Lido

Closing Night Party

Thursday, May 2 @ 10:00 pm | Lido Plaza

Hosted by Via Lido Plaza, this 21+ only party will feature a hosted bar by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Peroni, Korbel Champagne, Capeline, Guinness and Babes Brewery & BBQ. Come hungry and enjoy culinary tastings from Orange County’s premier restaurants, including Descanso, Avanti Natural, Dear Mama LA and Bluewater Grill.

bellingcat

​Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World

Thursday, May 23 @ 7:00 pm | Orange County Museum of Art

​BELLINGCAT – TRUTH IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD follows the revolutionary rise of the “citizen investigative journalist” collective known as Bellingcat, a group of online researchers dedicated to exposing the truth of impenetrable news stories from around the world – from the MH17 disaster to the Syrian Civil War to the mysterious poisoning of a Russian spy in the United Kingdom. From his Leicester home, de facto leader Eliot and his team of truth-seekers put newspapers, networks, and governments to the test. Bellingcat…

ROCKETMAN

Orange County Film Society: Rocketman

Tuesday, May 28 @ 7:30 pm | Regency South Coast Village Theater

NBFF's partner organization, the Orange County Film Society is proud to continue our 2018-2019 season with an advance screening of ROCKETMAN.     An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years.   This event is free and exclusive to OCFS Members. Learn more about OCFS membership.    

Rocketman

Tuesday, May 28 @ 7:30 pm

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Late Night

Tuesday, June 4 @ 7:30 pm

A late-night talk show host suspects that she may soon be losing her long-running show.

Late Night

Tuesday, June 4 @ 7:30 pm
yesterday

OCFS Screening: Yesterday

Tuesday, June 18 @ 7:30 pm | Edwards Irvine Spectrum

OCFS Members are invited to an advance screening of "Yesterday" ahead of it's theatrical release.   A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

Yesterday

Tuesday, June 18 @ 7:30 pm

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

our time machine

Cinema Orange Screening: Our Time Machine

Thursday, June 27 @ 7:00 pm | OCMA

Join us for our next Cinema Orange screening. When influential Chinese artist Ma Liang realizes that his father Ma Ke, an accomplished Peking Opera director, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, he invites his father to collaborate on their most ambitious project to date--an autobiographical stage performance featuring life-size mechanical puppets that travel through time to revisit shared memories. Through the creation of this play, both men grapple with their mortality, fading memories, imminent loss, and the generational divide between a…

The Farewell

Tuesday, July 9 @ 7:30 pm

Billi's family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch -- the only person that doesn't know she only has a few weeks to live.

The Farewell

Tuesday, July 9 @ 7:30 pm

Honeyland

Tuesday, July 16 @ 7:30 pm

The last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood. This film is an exploration of an observational Indigenous visual narrative that deeply impacts our behavior towards natural resources and the human condition.

Honeyland

Tuesday, July 16 @ 7:30 pm

Luce

Tuesday, July 30 @ 7:30 pm

A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.

Luce

OCFS Screening: Luce

Tuesday, July 30 @ 7:30 pm

Luce

Tuesday, July 30 @ 7:30 pm

A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.

One Child Nation

Tuesday, August 6 @ 7:30 pm

After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China's one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

Brittany Runs A Marathon

Thursday, August 22 @ 7:30 pm

A hard-partying woman receives a startling wake-up call when a visit to the doctor reveals how unhealthy she is. Motivated to lose weight, she soon takes up running to help her prepare for her ultimate goal of competing in the New York City Marathon.

Brittany Runs A Marathon - Still 1

OCFS Screening: Brittany Runs A Marathon

Thursday, August 22 @ 7:30 pm | Regency South Coast Village Theater

The Goldfinch

Monday, September 9 @ 7:30 pm

A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Monos

Thursday, September 12 @ 7:30 pm

On a faraway mountaintop, eight teenaged guerillas with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow. Playing games and initiating cult-like rituals, the children run amok in the jungle and disaster strikes when the hostage tries to escape.

Downton Abbey

Thursday, September 19 @ 7:00 pm

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

The Report

Thursday, September 26 @ 7:00 pm

Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA's post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.

Joker

Tuesday, October 1 @ 7:00 pm

An original standalone origin story of the iconic villain not seen before on the big screen, it's a gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, and a broader cautionary tale.

Parasite

Tuesday, October 8 @ 7:30 pm

All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

The Cave (2019)

The Cave

Tuesday, October 15 @ 7:00 pm

The daily life of female Syrian doctors during Syrian war.

motherlessbrooklyn ocfs screening

Motherless Brooklyn

Monday, October 28 @ 7:00 pm

Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna.

Harriet

Wednesday, October 30 @ 7:00 pm

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Variety 10 Actors to Watch and NBFF Honours

Sunday, November 3 @ 11:00 am

Variety will honor its 10 Actors to Watch with the Newport Beach Film Festival at a brunch taking place on Nov. 11 at the Resort at Pelican Hill. NBFF will also present honors to several artists, including the Icon Award to Robert Forster (now on screens in “What They Had”) and Artist of Distinction Awards to Topher Grace (“BlacKkKlansman”), Colman Domingo (“If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Fear the Walking Dead”) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“All About Nina”). Variety has been…

Honey Boy

Honey Boy

Monday, November 4 @ 7:00 pm

From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, filmmaker Alma Har'el brings to life a young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.

The Lodge

Thursday, November 14 @ 7:30 pm

A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.

Dark Waters

Tuesday, November 19 @ 7:00 pm

From Participant (Spotlight, Green Book), DARK WATERS tells the shocking and heroic story of an attorney who risks his career and family to uncover a dark secret hidden by one of the world’s largest corporations and to bring justice to a community dangerously exposed for decades to deadly chemicals.

Two Popes

The Two Popes

Thursday, November 21 @ 7:00 pm

A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.

knives out

Knives Out

Monday, November 25 @ 7:00 pm

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

NBFF at Sea

NBFF at Sea: South Pacific

Monday, December 2 @ 12:00 am

NBFF is proud to partner with Celebrity Cruises for the third year to bring the 2019 NBFF at Sea, setting sail to the South Pacific this December.     See Complete Details and Purchase Tickets   In 2019, Costco Travel is proud to introduce the third annual Newport Beach Film Festival at Sea, exclusively for Costco Members. Join festival CEO and President of the Orange County Film Society Gregg Schwenk and a team of movie producers/directors for Q&A sessions and…

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Tuesday, December 3 @ 7:30 pm

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

Marriage Story

Thursday, December 5 @ 7:00 pm

Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

Richard Jewell

Monday, December 9 @ 7:00 pm

American security guard Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist.

1917

1917

Wednesday, December 11 @ 7:30 pm

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.