April 29, 2010 |
Eight years ago, Vladek Juszkiewicz thought that April sounded like the perfect time of year to hold his then-3-year-old L.A. Polish Film Festival, which had been running in November. There weren't a lot of other events going on in the city then, and he would be able to attract ample attention from media and audiences. Now, he's finding the spring months so overloaded with other film festivals that he has decided to move next year's annual gathering back to the fall . "The festivals started piling up, and the viewers who were coming were complaining that they had to run between festivals instead of being part of this," said Juszkiewicz, whose festival is currently in progress and runs through Sunday.
April 25, 2013 |
The TCM Classic Film Festival, which takes place Thursday through Sunday in Hollywood, isn't the only high-profile fest this weekend. The 14th annual Newport Beach Film Festival kicks off Thursday evening at the Edwards Big Newport with the West Coast premiere of 'Broadway Idiot," a documentary on how the Green Day album "American Idiot" became a hit Broadway musical. The Newport Beach festival, which continues through May 2, will feature more than 350 films from 50 countries, nightly special events, galas, conversations with filmmakers, international spotlight events and seminars.
April 22, 2002 |
The Newport Beach Film Festival took a risk on rapid growth in its third year, and organizers say it succeeded, although not as resoundingly as they had hoped. The nine-day event, which ended with an awards ceremony Friday, offered 73 features and 16 programs of short films--up from 56 features and 14 bills of shorts a year ago.
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November 2, 2000 |
Intent on making the Newport Beach Film Festival a world-class event, a group of Orange County women has founded the Newport Beach Premiere Cinema Guild. "We want to help bring cultural events of an intellectual caliber to Newport Beach," said Rita Goldberg, founder of the guild with Lucy Steinberg. The guild has landed a cinematic coup for its inaugural benefit: a West Coast showing on Nov. 16 of the Beatles 1964 classic, "A Hard Day's Night."
April 12, 1997
Today's Schedule: Edwards South Coast Village 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana (714) 540-0594 2 p.m.: Festival award winners Captain Blood's Village Theatre 1140 N. Tustin Ave., Orange (714) 538-3545 Noon: "Rainbow" 2 p.m.: "Man of the Story" 4-8: Festival award winners Sunday: Captain Blood's Village Theatre Noon: "Clios" 2 p.m.: "Mrs. Munck" 4-8: Festival award winners Orange County Museum of Art 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach (714) 759-1122 2 p.m.
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April 23, 2012 |
After a 14-year dark spell, the remodeled Port Theater in Corona del Mar will reopen during this year's Newport Beach Film Festival with free screenings and seminars. The theater will officially welcome the public back on Saturday with the seminar series "Vision and Craft: The Art of Filmmaking," from 1 to 5 p.m. "Kingdom Come," a documentary by first-time director Daniel Gillies, will be screened at 5:30 p.m. The buzz surrounding the reopening of the East Coast Highway venue, which closed in 1998, could have been expected to increase ticket sales, but festival organizers said they decided to offer all of the programming for free throughout the festival, which opens Thursday and runs through May 3. "We thought that this was an important opportunity to give back to community and we are hopeful that in the future, patrons and sponsors will underwrite these opportunities," said Gregg Schwenk, the festival's chief executive.