NBFF Opening Night 2018

AMERICAN ANIMALS TO OPEN THE 19th  ANNUAL NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL ON THURSDAY, APRIL 26

Newport Beach, CA (April 1, 2018) – Newport Beach, CA (April 1, 2018) – The 2018 Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) proudly announces AMERICAN ANIMALS as its Opening Night film. The screening of AMERICAN ANIMALS will take place on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30pm at Edwards Big Newport (300 Newport Center Drive) followed by a gala reception at Fashion Island (401 Newport Center Drive). The 19th annual NBFF will run from April 26 – May 3, 2018.

AMERICAN ANIMALS is an extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history.  But not everything is as it seems, and as the daring theft unfolds through each of their perspectives, each of them start to question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives is simply a misguided attempt at achieving the American Dream.

Following the screening, the Festival will host an Opening Night gala at Fashion Island presented by by Pacific Sales, sponsored in part by Tito’s Vodka, Fashion Island, Karma Automotives and the City of Newport Beach. The gala will feature culinary tastings from 30 of Orange County’s premiere restaurants, hosted bar by Tito’s Vodka with a special performance from Grammy award-winning artist Side Deal and World-renowned Dance Company, Academy of Villains.

Tickets to the Opening Night screening and gala are $225 each and are available at www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com starting April 1. Patrons can also purchase tickets to the Opening Night gala only for $175 each. Guests must be at least 21 years old and cocktail attire is highly recommended.

The Newport Beach Film Festival will showcase more than 350 films from 50 countries and host nightly special events, red carpet galas, compelling conversations with filmmakers, international spotlight events and seminars. The Festival offers filmgoers unique opportunities to mingle with celebrities, filmmakers from around the globe and film industry professionals in a beautiful seaside locale.

The Newport Beach Film Festival presented by Pacific Sales, is sponsored in part by Tito’s Vodka, Karma Automotive, Fashion Island, and the City of Newport Beach.

Passes and tickets for film screenings, galas and special events go on sale April 1. To purchase tickets and for information about the Newport Beach Film Festival visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com