Pedro González-Rubio's Alamar (To the Sea), looks like a travelogue about the world's second-largest coral reef, but the NBFF Latino Spotlight film actually uses a fictional human tale to expose audiences to
Jorge (Jorge Machado), an indigenous spear fisherman, reveals the set-up in a mock slide show he narrates at the opening: He fell in love with Roberta (Roberta Palombini), an Italian; they had a child, Natan (Natan Machado Palombini, the cutest kid in the world at the moment); and the couple grew unhappy together and with the idea of living anywhere but their respective homelands. But before Roberta takes Nathan with her back to
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Alamar screens at 7:30 tonight and 1 p.m. Wed. at Edwards Island Cinemas. Go here for ticket info.
Also recommended and playing today at NBFF: BoardHeads; Pelada; The Philosopher Kings; Red Bull Project X; Stagecoach; We Were Feared.
The long list (today's entries that sound promising): Bride Fight; Burzynski; The Great Contemporary Art Bubble; Greenlit; Machotaildrop; OCC Shorts; Solomon Kane; Somewhere Near Tapachula; World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements.
Theaters: Regency Lido Theatre, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach; Regency South Coast Village Theatre, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana; The Studio at Sage Hill School, 20402 Newport Coast Dr., Newport Beach. Visit newportbeachfilmfest.com for times, theaters and ticket information.