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Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States

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April 2017
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Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story (2nd Screening)

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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CHARGED chronicles the life-changing journey of chef and outdoors man Eduardo Garcia after being shocked by 2400 volts of electricity in a freak accident while hiking in the remote back country of Montana. Eduardo lost his hand, ribs, muscle mass, and nearly his life, but more important than what he lost is what he found. Through sheer resilience, his former partner, Jennifer Jane, nursed Eduardo back to health and he learned to embrace his past, his family, and his future.…

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Zen Dog (2nd Screening)

April 24 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Mud runs a struggling virtual reality startup that promises to transport users to exotic locations from the comfort of their homes. During the day, he feels trapped in his daily routine, but at night he is plagued by recurring nightmares of a stranger’s suicide. When his eccentric cousin Dwayne shows up at his doorstep, he is introduced to the power of lucid dreaming, and begins to dreams himself across America on a road trip in a psychedelic Volkswagen. It’s a…

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Big Bear (2nd Screening)

April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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A soon-to-be-married man’s world is turned upside down after his fiancé suddenly leaves him for another guy. Mired in denial, he decides to still go through with his bachelor party, and so he and his three friends take a trip up to Big Bear. However, things take a turn for the worse when he discovers that his friends have kidnapped his ex-fiancé’s new man and tied him up in the basement. This Film has Another Screening

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The Long Excuse – Japanese Spotlight

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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After his wife dies in a bus crash, a famous writer comes to terms with his grief, or lack of it, in caring for the children of a working man who also lost his wife in the same accident. Screening with: {title:linked}{thumbnail}   After the Film: Join us for our Pacific Rim Showcase Party:   This film has another screening

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$20 - $45

The Blue Butterfly

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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To collect butterflies from the memory of his marriage, an old man travels around the world, then he relives the moment with his wife while capturing the butterflies. Screening with: {title:linked}{thumbnail}

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Cook Up A Storm – Chinese Spotlight

April 24 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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A Cantonese street cook and his chief rival, a French-trained Michelin-starred chef, discover they have a lot in common as they prepare for a world-famous culinary competition. Screening with: {title:linked}{thumbnail}   After the Film: Join us for our Pacific Rim Showcase Party:

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Promise

April 24 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Deep in Yunnan, China, simple peasant parents have raised a smart boy. But life for the family has become impossible financially, so the parents take jobs in a distant city. Promising to return on the new year, they leave their only son to live on his own. Months pass as he dreams of their return. Loneliness sets in and the boy stumbles upon a lost piglet. The two immediately become inseparable as he raises the pig as a member of…

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The Queen Of Crime – Korean Spotlight

April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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The Queen of Crime

An overly caring mother leaps into action when her son receives a thousand dollar water bill from the management office of his one room apartment. When investigation leads to suspicious characters around every corner, she begins to suspect that something shady is going down. What that something shady might be, she has no idea. But she's going to protect her son from, uh, something or die trying!   After the Film: Join us for our Pacific Rim Showcase Party: [event-list…

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GOLD BALLS

April 25 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Welcome to the world of Ultra Senior tennis where octogenarians train like young pros, travel like itinerant rock bands, and actually look forward to getting older. Through the lens of this unique subculture, explore what it means to grow old, pursue a goal, and be a champion, at any age. Join Us for a Q&A Following the Screening With: Composer - Catherine Grealish Cast - Saul Synder, Richard Doss, Kathy Bennett This film has another screening

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MATTHEWS

April 25 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Sir Stanley Matthews is considered by many to be the greatest soccer player who ever lived. Living in South Africa during Aparthied, Matthews became an activist for human rights during his later years. In 1975, as an opposition to strict apartheid rules, Matthews formed an all-black boys team in Soweto called “Stan’s Men”. During a time highlighted by harsh segregation, Matthews used his status as a global star to defy the rules in favor of humanity. Join Us for a…

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South

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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When a young man's father passes away, he becomes severely isolated and searches for purpose in his life. After finding a photograph of his mother from when he was a child, he embarks on a spontaneous journey to find out who she is. Join us for a Q&A following the screening with: Producer - Matthew Toman Lead Actor - Darragh O'Toole Lead Actress - Emily Lamey 

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The Gamble House (2nd Screening)

April 25 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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The Gamble House

Built in 1909 by Greene brothers Charles Sumner and Henry Mather, the Gamble House is recognized today as a National Historic Landmark. Navigate through the house's elegant hallways, examine each of its unique rooms, and trace the history behind the house’s legacy as an American arts and crafts masterpiece. Join Us for a Q&A Following the Screening With: Executive Director of The Gamble House - Ted Bosley This film has another screening

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Tomorrow’s Power

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Tomorrow's Power

Three stories of everyday communities are interwoven to create a powerful tale of people challenging contemporary power structures, leading to the possibility of a future with greater social and climate justice. Whether it's in the Arauca province in Colombia, the streets of Germany, or sunny Gaza, find citizens fighting today, in the hopes of saving tomorrow.

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A Little Memory

April 25 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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A young woman facing depression travels to her childhood home and experiences uplifting memories her grandmother.

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All the World is a Stage

April 25 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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All the World Is A Stage

A new, animated spin on Shakespeare's famous poem "All the World's a Stage."

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Blind Vaysha

April 25 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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A girl who can see the past and the future simultaneously, but due to her split vision, it prevents her from living in the present.

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Curpigeon

April 25 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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A heartwarming story about the power of community support during a time of grief, this action-oriented CG-animated short film centers around a group of park pigeons and their old men pals who come together to help one of their own get through a great loss.

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Mystery of the Secret Room

April 25 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Ten-year-old Grace, too young to grasp the implications of her mother's disease, is invested in caring for her. She struggles to make sense of the world around her.

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Olilo

April 25 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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The story of an introverted girl held captive by her own semi-transparent personal space.

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Ropes in life (Cuerdas en la vida)

April 25 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Despite other puppets trying to hold him back, a boy wanders into a building where impositions have no place and breaks free from his strings.

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Sisyphus

April 25 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Facing the common challenges of maintaining a work/life balance, the struggle is shown through the eyes of Sisyphus.

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The Model

April 25 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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An artist's wooden mannequin comes to life and fantasizes about becoming the heroic drawings he's always been posed for.

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Fox And The Whale

April 25 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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A journey of pursuit, longing and discovery ensues as a curious fox goes in search of an elusive whale.

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Lilou

April 25 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Gaining the power to see into people's pasts, an extremely sensitive and shy girl is forced out of her introversion.

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Mamie

April 25 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Through the granddaughter's eyes, she sees how her grandmother's experiences have shaped her and why she shuts people out.

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Amalimbo

April 25 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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A five-year-old girl experiences "the limbo" when she tries to pass to the other side in an attempt to mourn her father's death.

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The Night Watchmen

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Three inept night watchmen, aided by a young rookie and a fearless tabloid journalist, fight an epic battle to save their lives. A mistaken warehouse delivery unleashes a horde of hungry vampires, and these unlikely heroes must not only save themselves but also stop the scourge that threatens to take over the city of Baltimore. Join Us for a Q&A Following the Screening with: Actor - Ken Arnold Actor - Kevin Jiggets

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The Queen Of Crime (2nd Screening)

April 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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The Queen of Crime

An overly caring mother leaps into action when her son receives a thousand dollar water bill from the management office of his one room apartment. When investigation leads to suspicious characters around every corner, she begins to suspect that something shady is going down. What that something shady might be, she has no idea. But she's going to protect her son from, uh, something or die trying! This film has another screening

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Axis (2nd Screening)

April 26 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Axis

A newly sober Irish actor living in Los Angeles is cast for a role in a blockbuster film of career-changing potential. However, on the day he is set to accept the role his world comes crashing down around him. In a test that threatens his sobriety, his loved ones, and ultimately his life, the thespian must fight both circumstance and his own failure in order to emerge from the trenches once again. This film has another screening

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Mixed Match (2nd Screening)

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Mixed race blood cancer patients struggle to find bone marrow donors while exploring the role race plays in medicine. With the multiracial community becoming one of the fastest growing demographics in North America, being mixed race is no longer just about identity, it can be a matter of life and death. Join us for a Q&A following the screening with: Writer/Director - Jeff Chiba Sterns Associate Producer/Subject of the film - Athena Mari Asklipiadis This film has another screening [tribe_events_list…

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I’ll Push You (3rd Screening) – SOLD OUT

April 26 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Two lifelong friends embark on an epic journey to hike Spain's famed Camino de Santiago. Conquering mountains, deserts, hills and valleys of a 500-mile ancient pilgrimage is challenging enough for the able-bodied. But these friends show the true test of humanity by physically and mentally pushing each other, despite one being in a wheelchair. In order to reach their goal of completing this amazing trek, they will encounter many seemingly insurmountable obstacles and incredible setbacks. The pair will face these…

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$20 - $45

Ballad Of Return – Brazilian Spotlight

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Ballad of Return

After a failed suicide, a man’s wife leaves both him and their two children. Wracked by the impossibility of knowing fully the woman he loves, the man tries to set her straight and recover the relationship they once had. But his increasing jealousy and the unexpected discovery of her past torture him. Delve into this tense study of a marriage and a man falling apart. Boasting stellar performances, emotional visuals, and crafted storytelling, this marital drama will worm its way…

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$20 - $45

The Empty Box (La Caja Vacia) – Mexican Spotlight

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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A young woman living in Mexico City receives a call informing her that her father is ill. Having not seen him in years, she's perplexed that she's the person contacted. After visiting him in the hospital, she discovers that her father is suffering from vascular dementia, and finds herself tasked with taking care of a man who's stranger to her than the father she once knew.   After the Film: Join us for our Latino Showcase Party:

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Family Life (Vida de Familia) – Chilean Spotlight

April 26 @ 8:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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While house-sitting for a distant cousin, a lonely man becomes enamored with a single mother after meeting her through a chance encounter. Desperate to see her again, he fabricates the existence of a vindictive ex-wife withholding his daughter in order to gain her sympathy. As the passion sparks between them, the impending return of reality hangs in the back of the young man’s head. His feelings may be true, but the intricacies of his life aren’t as genuine.   After…

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Heaven’s Floor (Second Screening)

April 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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A photographer chases adventure from Los Angeles to the Canadian Arctic and finds herself in a battle between life and death. Abandoned on sea ice, she is rescued by a young Inuit girl, who introduces her to a unique and mysterious world, far from the superficiality of L.A.

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The Long Excuse – Japanese Spotlight (2nd Screening)

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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After his wife dies in a bus crash, a famous writer comes to terms with his grief, or lack of it, in caring for the children of a working man who also lost his wife in the same accident. This film has another screening

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Take My Nose… Please! (2nd Screening)

April 27 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Two comediennes contemplate surgery and the possible impact it will have on their careers, relationships, and self-regard. Seriously funny and wickedly subversive, examine the role of comedy has in exposing the pressures on women to be attractive. This film has another screening

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After Auschwitz: The Stories of Six Women (2nd Screening)

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Six Holocaust survivors struggle to find identity and a sense of place as they detail their lives following their death camp liberations. Journey from the immediate aftermath of WWII to current day Los Angeles as these strong women lend commentary on the trajectory of contemporary society, and try to both liberate themselves from and embrace a past that both serves as home and nightmare.   Q&A with Director John Kean immediately following the screening This film has another screening [tribe_events_list…

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Between Land and Sea

April 27 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Edwards Big Newport, 300 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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Between Land and Sea

This observational documentary embeds itself in the big wave surf community of an Atlantic surf town to present a thoroughly engaging and visually stunning portrait of life at land’s end. Living in tune with nature far from busy urban environments is massively challenging but ultimately rewarding.

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