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Brazilian Spotlight- Rust After trading pictures, videos, and music by their cell phones, a young teen sees a weekend trip with her school as the perfect opportunity to get to know a mysterious classmate. On the trip the two young classmates share flirty glances, but things take a different turn when a video of the girl is shared around school. Film Only Ticket: $20 LATIN SHOWCASE CELEBRATION Please join us for the Newport Beach Film Festival’s Latino Showcase…Find out more »
The Grand Promise A young man must—as a last resort—kidnap his own newborn daughter to prevent her custody from falling into the wrong hands. Outrunning the authorities, he sacrifices his citizenship and career by retreating to Europe after leaving his child in the care of his close friends in Mexico. Decades later, he must find a way home—whatever the cost. Film Only Ticket: $20 LATIN SHOWCASE CELEBRATION Please join us for the Newport Beach Film Festival’s Latino Showcase…Find out more »
Chilean Spotlight- The Desert Bride (La Novia del Desierto) Teresa has worked for decades as a live-in maid with a family in Buenos Aires. When the family sells the house, she is forced to take a job in the distant town of San Juan. Although feeling uncomfortable with traveling, she embarks on a journey through the desert. During her first stop, in the land of the miraculous “Saint Correa”, she loses her bag with all her belongings. This unexpected incident…Find out more »