The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) and the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) come together again to present Cinema Orange, a monthly documentary film series that spotlights independent films about art, architecture, innovators and culture shapers from around the world.
Films will screen outdoors (weather permitting) on the museum’s pavilion, located at 850 San Clemente Drive in Newport Beach. Films are free with paid admission. Admission is $12 (general), $10 (students and seniors). OCMA members are free. Admission includes access to the galleries until 8:00pm. Food trucks will be onsite during the series and will offer a variety of menu items for purchase.
7:30pm – 9:00pm Food trucks on site The Flip Truck (June-Sept) and Dos Chinos (October) c.
8:00pm Cinema Orange film screening (Q&A’s with filmmakers will follow select screenings)
2013 CINEMA ORANGE Film Series Lineup:
BENDING STICKS: THE SCULPTURE OF PATRICK DOUGHERTY – Screening March 7
Directed by Penelope Maunsell and Kenny Dalsheimer
Bending Sticks celebrates the twenty-five year career of internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who has created hundreds of monumental, site-specific sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. The film follows the artist and his collaborators during a year of stick work and reveals Dougherty’s process, personal story and inspirations. The heart of the film is the creation of five Dougherty commissions in different locations – inside the new wing of the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, on Main Street in Rock Hill, SC, at a private home in Chapel Hill, NC, at the Bascom Art Center in the mountains of NC, and in the gardens of Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC. At each location, viewers see how Dougherty and many others transform piles of sticks into energetic lines and exuberant forms. Dougherty’s projects invite collaboration and engage communities in the making and viewing of his very public art.
2012 CINEMA ORANGE Film Series Lineup:
GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING – SCREENED June 28
(Germany, 97 minutes)
Directed by Corrina Belz
For almost five decades Gerhard Richter has been one of the world’s most significant artists. The media-shy painter granted filmmaker Corinna Belz access to his studio where he was working on a series of large abstract paintins over six months in the summer of 2009. GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING gives us rare insights into the making of these paintings and the work of the artist.
BOARDROOM – LEGENDS OF SURFBOARD SHAPING – SCREENED July 26
(USA, 84 minutes)
Directed by Markus Davids
Q&A with director Markus Davids will follow the screening.
BOARDROOM will take you on a journey chronicling the inception of the surf industry, as told from the surfboard shapers’ point of view. The greatest shapers of all times narrate the evolution of the surfboard, from redwood to balsa, and to modern day foam. From the 1940′s, to the beginnings of the short board revolution of the late 1960′s, BOARDROOM tells the story of the longboard, surfboard shaping, and creation of the surf lifestyle.
CARTOON COLLEGE - SCREENED August 30
(USA, 78 minutes)
Directed by Josh Melrod and Tara Wray
Follow a group of students at one of the most selective and grueling art schools in America: The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. A thoughtful and funny look into the world of aspiring cartoonists and graphic novelists, CARTOON COLLEGE is an examination of the creative process in action, demonstrating the passion and fortitude required when a person chooses their art over all else.
DESIGN & THINKING – SCREENED September 6
(Taiwan, 73 minutes)
Directed by Mu-Ming Tsai and Pei-Yun Lai
How do we fully engage organizations to think about the changing landscape of business, culture and society? Inspired by design thinking, this documentary grabs businessman, designers, social change- makers and unlikely individuals to portrait what they have in common when facing this ambiguous 21st century. What is design thinking? How is it applied in business models? How are people changing the world with their own creative minds? DESIGN & THINKING is a call to the conventional minds to change and collaborate.
MODERN TIDE: MIDCENTURY ARCHITECTURE ON LONG ISLAND – SCREENED October 25
(USA, 88 minutes)
Directed by Jake Gorst
Q&A with producer Heather Purcell will follow the screening.
This documentary explores the work of the region’s best post-war architects, including Albert Frey, Wallace Harrison, Frank Lloyd Wright, Horace Gifford, Marcel Breuer, Andrew Geller, Charles Gwathmey, Barbara and Julian Neski, and others. Featuring interviews with architects and historians, as well as friends, families and clients of these influential designers, the film shows that these modernists’ best work is often under threat.
Cinema Orange is organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and the Newport Beach Film Festival. Films curated for the series by Leslie Feibleman, director of special programs and community cinema at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
About the Newport Beach Film Festival
Founded in 1999, the Newport Beach Film Festival has evolved into a prestigious multicultural event that brings to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the Festival focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of studio and independent films.
About the Orange County Museum of Art
The Orange County Museum of Art is the premier visual arts museum in Orange County, California, located one hour south of Los Angeles in the city of Newport Beach. The museum’s program of dynamic solo exhibitions and landmark group shows links historical and contemporary art and ideas, bridges local and global perspectives, and embraces a diverse array of cultural activities and media. The museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of a diverse and changing community through modern and contemporary art. Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach is located at 850 San Clemente Drive. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, with extended hours Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $12/adults; $10/seniors and students; children under twelve and OCMA members are free; there is no charge for parking. All facilities are handicapped accessible.
For more information call (949) 759-1122 or visit OCMA’s Official Website.