The NBFF has been proud to bring Irish film to Newport Beach for over a decade. Join us for one of three Irish spotlight films for 2018.
The Irish Spotlight film series is Sunday, April 29, and is followed by our Irish Spotlight Party.
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Irish Spotlight- Maze Based on the true story of the 1983 mass breakout of thirty-eight prisoners from Maze High Security Prison during the Northern Ireland Conflict. After a hunger strike that left ten IRA prisoners dead before being called off. Determined not to remain silenced, he befriends his unsuspecting warden. Initially they are confirmed enemies, born on opposite sides of Northern Ireland’s political divide, but when the prisoner realizes that the warden may be unwittingly useful for his escape plan,…Find out more »
Irish Spotlight- The Drummer and the Keeper After a series of self-destructive incidents, a rock drummer is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and begins occupational therapy. As part of his therapy, he takes up soccer where he encounters a teen with Asperger's syndrome. While the two don't get along at first, they eventually develop an unlikely friendship as they help each other cope with not only their conditions but the world around them. This film screens with the short film Ancient Lights:…Find out more »
Michael Inside An eighteen year old living in a Dublin housing estate with his grandfather is caught holding drugs for his friend's older brother and is sentenced to three months in prison. Once inside, he is befriended by an older drug dealer and is exposed to violence and intimidation. This experience changes him forever. Q&A with Director Frank Berry and Producer Donna EperonFind out more »