Theater Watch: What to See in March

Goodbye, February and hello March! It is that time of the month again, as the Newport Beach Film Festival presents March’s Theater Watch List. Bringing to you a broad range of action, drama, comedy, and adventure March presents a great spectrum of film accomplishments. Now without further ado, hold on to your seats and get ready for the Newport Beach Film Festival’s Theater Watch: What to See in March.


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Written by Robert Carlock; Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa

After arriving in the Middle East region in 2002, a journalist, played by Tina Fey, works to recount her wartime coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Release Date: March 4, 2016


The Wave

Written by John Kåre Raake and Harald Rosenløw-Eeg; Directed by Roar Uthaug

As the experienced geologist Kristian Eikfjord prepares to leave the city of Geiranger for a new job offer, he and his colleagues measure small geological changes underground, which will later cause an 85-meter-high devastating tsunami.

Release Date: March 4, 2016


Knight of Cups

Written and Directed by Terrance Malick

Rick, an uninspired screenwriter, has become a slave to the Hollywood system; addicted to success but simultaneously despairing at the emptiness of his life. Seeking distraction in the company of women who seem to know him better than he knows himself brings him closer to the heart of things and closer to understanding his place.

Release Date: March 4, 2016


Hello My Name is Doris

Written by Michael Showalter and Laura Terruso; Directed by Michael Showalter

Ignored and overlooked, a sixty-something-year-old woman finds her world turned upside down after attending a self-help seminar, which inspires her to take a chance on love and romantically pursues her younger co-worker.

Release Date: March 11, 2016


The Lobster

Written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou, Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

A love story set in a dystopian near future; people residing in The City are arrested and taken away to The Hotel, where they must find love in forty-five days, or risk transforming into beasts.

Release Date: March 11, 2016


Barney Thomson

Written by Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren; Directed by Robert Carlyle

Glasgow barber Barney Thomson lives a life of desperate mediocrity and is about to be rudely awakened as he accidentally enters the dark, grotesque and comically absurd life of a serial killer.

Release Date: March 11, 2016


Miracles From Heaven

Written by Randy Brown; Directed by Patricia Riggen

A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident.

March 16, 2016

I Saw the Light

Written and Directed by Marc Abraham

Chronicling the life story of legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music.

Release Date: March 25, 2016


Hope you enjoy this month’s Newport Beach Film Festival’s March Theater Watch. Stay tuned for next month’s watch list, and as always, thank you for all your support!

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