WHERE MY LATINOS AT?!
Wednesday night, they were being celebrated for their recent achievements in cinema at Newport Beach Film Festival's Latino Showcase through three spotlight films from Mexico, Chile, and Brazil at the Lido, Triangle, and Big Newport theaters, respectively.
While I wish I coul ... More >>
Tonight at 8 at The Triangle, the Newport Beach Film Festival debuts its Music Videos program, which is part of the three-year-old Music Series of features and documentaries that focus on musicians. Confession time: I had my doubts about the video program when I first heard about it. Who wants to se ... More >>
Hip Hop in Ho Chi MinhThe acclaimed Vietnamese International Film Festival (VIFF)--an eight-day showcase of short and feature films--launches tonight in Irvine with Stephane Gauger's impressive Saigon Electric, a drama about hip hop dancers and present day youth culture in Vietnam.You can see Gau ... More >>
Volcom and the Newport Beach Film Festival are looking for teen filmmakers--not for any nasty purposes, but to generate submissions for the annual spring youth cinema celebration.This will be the seventh year of the Youth Film Showcase that runs during the Newport Beach Film Festival, whose 2011 ... More >>
The Weekly introduced readers to actor Ben York Jones a year ago, right after the Corona del Mar resident and his childhood pal, filmmaker Drake Doremus, stormed the 2010 Sundance Film Festival with their dramedy Douchebag.Jones returns to Park City, Utah, with Doremus' new indie-drama, Like Craz ... More >>
Video store schlock-influenced Quentin Tarantino has gone on to influence countless young American filmmakers, but who knew his reach extended to Chile? Ernesto
Díaz Espinoza, all of 32, minds his P's and Q with Mandrill, a Spanish-language, revenge-exploitation flick presented tonight at the in ... More >>
The inaugural Anaheim International Film Festival kicks off tonight with screenings of Jonathan Lynn's Wild Target, Mamoru Hosoda's
Summer Wars, the U.S. premiere of David Bradbury's Going Vertical: The Shortboard Revolution and special presentations of short films and the John Hughes' Brat Pack ... More >>
Farmer's TanThe local film scene heats up this weekend with the San Clemente screening of a film about an Orange County high school student facing shame for taking his farmer's tan to school and the Santa Ana continuation of the OC Film Fiesta.
The Weekly in January followed Douchebag, the indie dramedy about estranged brothers on an unlikely pre-wedding road trip, to the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Utah, where the buzz was deafening for former Santa Ana resident Drake Doremus' touching and amusing
picture.Despite no budget, no big- ... More >>
Bride Flight was a favorite among Newport Beach Film Festival jurors.Bride Flight, a drama about three women aboard a KLM airliner that won the 1953 Air Race from
London to New Zealand, nearly swept the biggest jury awards at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival, which ended its eight-day run Th ... More >>
Kirby Dick is coming to Irvine to screen "Outrage," his documentary on closeted gay politicians.UC Irvine's Film and Video Center was late in releasing details of its fall program because the FVC's tiny and tireless staff was unsure whether there would even be a program. (Thank you, UC system acr ... More >>
Herman (Matthew Lillard) and Rose (Nora Zehetner) jump into their relationship.Spooner, the romantic comedy that was directed by former Santa Ana resident Drake Doremus and stars former Tustin resident Matthew Lillard in the title role (and which won a rave here as well as an Outstanding Achievement ... More >>
Whoa, it's like the Newport Beach Film Festival is all "I'll be bawck" and stuff. Huh? What we're trying to say is, the recently concluded NBFF will be presenting a special preview screening of the upcoming Terminator: Salvation -- tomorrow night!Tickets are $20, and proceeds go to the film festival ... More >>
Photos by Bleu Cotton
The scene at Fashion Island.The 10th Newport Beach Film Festival opened Thursday night at Edwards "Big Newport" with "celebrity" arrivals, flashing cameras and my exclusive red-carpet interview with Oscar-nominated film composer Marc Shaiman of Hairspray! and South Park: ... More >>
Every two years Ysa D. Le and the volunteers at the Vietnamese International Film Festival do an extraordinary job showcasing the latest in Vietnamese film talent. As residents of Orange County we are blessed to have this weeklong event based here. If you're interested, hop over to UCI on Sunday. Th ... More >>