Theater Watch: What to See in February

That time of the month has slowly approached as the Newport Beach Film Festival presents February’s Theater Watch list. We all know February is a month filled with lots of love and passion, and that’s also reflected in this month’s array of film releases. However, get ready and hold on to your seats, because on top of romance we also bring you drama, action, adventure and comedy. Without further ado, here are this month’s must-watches!



Written and Directed by Alejandro Amenábar

Detective Bruce Kenner and psychoanalyst Dr. Raines uncover a horrifying nationwide mystery of a satanic cult while investigating the rape of a young woman.

Release Date: February 5, 2016


4th Man Out

Directed by Andrew Nackman; Written by Aaron Dancik

Adam, an average working-class mechanic living in a small town, comes out of the closet to his unsuspecting, blue-collar best friends. It’s a feel-good buddy comedy with plenty of heart that focuses on the growing pains and ultimate strengths of friendship.

Release Date: February 5, 2016


The Choice

Directed by Ross Katz; Written by Bryan Sipe and Nicholas Sparks

Travis Parker and Gabby Holland first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in an unforeseen relationship that is tested by life’s most defining events.

Release Date: February 5, 2016



Directed by Paddy Breathnach; Written by Mark O’Halloran

Jesus has always dreamt of becoming a performer on stage. When he finally gets the chance a stranger from the crowd emerges, his absentee father, and punches him in the face. Viva presents the love story between father and son, as both men struggle to understand one another and to once again become a family.

Release Date: February 5, 2016


How to Be Single

Directed by Christian Ditter; Written by Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, Dana Fox, and Liz Tuccillo

New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.

Release Date: February 12, 2016



Directed by Sean Mewshaw; Written by Sean Mewshaw & Desiree Van Till

After the loss of her husband, Hannah, a young woman, struggles to move on with her life until she meets a brash New York writer who forces her to confront her loss and its ambiguous circumstances.

Release Date: February 12, 2016

 Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong

Written and Directed by Emily Ting

Ruby, a Chinese American toy designer from LA, finds herself stranded in Hong Kong when she meets Josh, an American expat, who shows her around the city.

Release Date: February 12, 2016


Written and Directed by Gerard Barrett

The story of a young taxi driver in Dublin who gets tangled up in the world of human trafficking while trying to save his mother from addiction.

Release Date: February 12, 2016



Directed by Stephen Hopkins; Written by Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse

Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.

Release Date: February 19, 2016


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



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