Local Films Get Their Due at NBFF

Works by Cherie Kerr, Joseph Armario, Doug Penikas, among others, make appearances alongside Jon Carnoy and Michael Horelick's skateboard doc

'The Signal Hill Speed Run'
'The Signal Hill Speed Run'


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Touchdown Newport screens with What It Takes, Rick Davitt and Mark Powell's documentary on the water-polo program at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. How does the coach follow four consecutive state championships, an undefeated season and two team captains graduating? By sending his young players off for U.S. Navy SEAL leadership training. (Pity the opposing player who resembles bin Laden.)

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