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Friday Night Spotlight Celebration

Date: April 21, 2017, Time: 10:00pm to 1:00am, Cost: $45

1661 Sunflower Ave

Santa Ana, 92704
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Please join us for the Newport Beach Film Festival’s Friday Night Spotlight Celebration, hosted by Orange Coast Magazine. Guests will be treated to entertainment and a hosted bar by Tito’s Vodka, Lagunitas Brewing Company, and Modelo.



Marriott Hotel Newport Beach

900 Newport Center Drive  Newport Beach  California  92660  USA 


PRICE $65 Film and Party / $45

Party Only AGE 21 and over for post party DRESS Cocktail attire strongly encouraged.

Before the Gala:

Catch one of our Friday Night Spotlight Films

April 21, 2017 - Golden Years – UK Spotlight

A retired couple who have always lived their lives according to the law have their pensions taken from them unjustly. They decide there is only one thing they can do. Rob banks, of course. Dive into this hilariously heartfelt film about standing up for what’s yours. Featuring gut-busting performances and early dinners, this couple may be getting old but they are feeling young.   After the Film: JOIN US FOR OUR FRIDAY NIGHT GALA Related

April 21, 2017 - Mad To Be Normal – UK Spotlight

In this madcap examination of insanity and healing, a world-renowned 1960s Scottish psychiatrist uses unconventional methods to treat people with mental illnesses. As his nihilistic methods begin to draw the ire of society, his life begins to turn upside down in ways he never could have expected. As irreverent as it is eccentric, it’s a film shows us that in this world, everyone’s a little crazy. Related

April 21, 2017 - The Scent Of Rain And Lightning – Friday Night Showcase

Years after the tragic murder of her parents, a young woman learns their killer has been released from jail, forcing her to confront the man she believes destroyed her family. As she revisits old wounds, startling revelations compel her to uncover the dangerous truth about her family’s tragic past. Q&A with cast and crew including Blake Robbins, Casey Twenter, Jeff Robison, Jeff Johnson, Dan Koetting, Kevin Waller, Caroline Paul, Maggie Grace, Mark Webber, Logan Miller, and Brad Carter immediately following…

April 21, 2017 - Class Rank – Friday Night Showcase

Two high school outsiders join forces in an attempt to overtake the local school board. Guided by their families, they enter the perilous world of politics and learn a thing or two about love in the process. Join us for a Q&A immediately following the screening with: Director: Eric Stoltz Producers: Shaun S. Sanghani, Sandy Stern Screenwriter: Benjamin August Cast: Olivia Holt, Skyler Gisondo After the Film: JOIN US FOR OUR FRIDAY NIGHT GALA Related

A Family Man

April 21, 2017 - A Family Man – Friday Night Showcase

After his boss retires, a Chicago-based headhunter finally achieves his longtime goal of being the successor after going head-to-head with an ambitious rival. However, upon taking over the company he worked so hard to be in control of, he learns that his 10-year-old son has suddenly been diagnosed with cancer. With priorities on the homefront now clashing with those of his career, he must decide what kind of man, husband, and father he is going to be.   After the…

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1661 Sunflower Ave

Santa Ana, 92704
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