13th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival to Showcase Exclusive Screenings of Latino Cinema

Newport Beach, CA (PressExposure) April 25, 2012 -- The Latino Showcase will feature the regional premieres of the Brazilian Spotlight, Heleno, the Chilean Spotlight, Blue Bay, and the Mexican Spotlight, Between Us.

Heleno (US Premiere), is the gripping true-life story of the Brazilian soccer superstar Heleno de Freitas. Blue Bay (Bahia Azul)(US Premiere), is a strong family drama that delivers on all levels. Between Us (Aquí Entre Nos)

(OC Premiere) is a wonderful comedy that explores the twists and turns that family relationships experience over time.

"The Festival is exceptionally proud to showcase such strong Latino cinema," stated Gregg Schwenk, CEO of the Newport Beach Film Festival. "We look forward to presenting compelling contemporary works of Latino filmmakers and hosting a sensational event that celebrates Latino art and culture."

The films will screen on Wednesday, May 2nd at Edwards Big Newport (300 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach, CA 92660).

Attendees can choose one of the three Showcase films and participate in the after gala event.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

7:45 p.m. - Heleno (2011, Brazil, 116 min)

8:00 p.m. - Blue Bay (2011, Chile, 90 min) (Bahia Azul)

8:15 p.m. - Between Us (2011, Mexico, 73 min) (Aquí Entre Nos)

10:00 p.m. - Post Screening Gala (Fashion Island)

The post-screening celebration will take place at the Nordstrom Courtyard in the center of Fashion Island. The event will included select tastings from top Orange County restaurants, traditional entertainment as well as multiple DJs. Hosted bar by Stella Artois and Absolut.

Fashion Island retail partners Athleta, Earnest Sewn and Johnny Was will offer special in-store promotions and entertainment. For ticket and information please visit: http://www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com/2012/Latino-Showcase-2012/

About The Newport Beach Film Festival

Celebrated as one of the leading film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival has evolved into a prestigious multicultural event, attracting over 52,000 attendees to Southern California. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the Festival focuses on showcasing a fresh and diverse collection of studio and independent films from around the globe. Located along the pristine Orange County coastline, the Newport Beach Film Festival offers attendees an optimal setting to experience filmmaking at its best. With its action packed slate of film screenings, red carpet galas, international spotlights, nightly receptions, compelling conversations with filmmakers, fashion shows, music performances and industry seminars, the Newport Beach Film Festival has quickly gained recognition among filmmakers and audiences worldwide. The 13th annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 26th -May 3rd, 2012 and will spotlight over 450 films from around the world. http://www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

Festival Contact

Cory Ceizler

Quartararo & Associates (Q&A)


(818) 497-7750

Latino Showcase Event Contact

Name: Ali Mir

Email: alijmir@csu.fullerton.edu

Phone: 909-438-6838

Press Release Submitted On: April 25, 2012 at 6:29 pm
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