Geektivities: The Newport Beach Film Fest April 23-30

The Newport Beach Film Festival kicked off with an Opening Night Gala at Fashion Island on Thursday, April 23rd and continues through April 30. With 8 venues, there are up to 15 shows happening each day of the film fest all over Orange Country. There are various types of films to be premiered at the 8-day festival, including movies in the UK, Latin, children/teen and documentary spotlights.

The theme this year is “Know New Art” and, while it may sound a little pretentious, there’s no denying the OC is Southern California’s elite beach and art community. Laguna holds The Pageant of the Masters, Costa Mesa has the Sergerstrom Center for the Arts not to mention the boutique stores and restaurants that line the streets of Newport Beach itself.

Some of the films look really good, but I’m most excited for Set Fire to the Stars, the UK Spotlight film to be shown at The Triangle tomorrow night. It’s about Dylan Thomas and the man who helped introduce him to America, John Brinnin (Elijah Wood).


UK | 2014 | 93 min

Friday, April 24th, 2015
The Triangle

In the face of his idol Dylan Thomas’ excesses and volatile personality, John Malcolm Brinnin has no choice but to shanghai the brilliant Welsh poet to a remote cabin to prepare him for his debut to America.

Dir: Andy Goddard
Starring: Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, Kelly Reilly, Steven Mackintosh, Shirley Henderson, Kevin Eldon

If you’re interested in going, visit to purchase tickets at the various theatres below and enjoy a taste of the SoCal film scene at any of the dozen or so after parties.

Price Range: $30-100/event


Opening Night Film
Big Newport Theater
300 Newport Center Drive, NB 92660

Film Screenings
Lido Live Theater
3459 Via Lido, NB 92663

Film Screenings
Starlight Triangle 8 Cinemas
1870 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa 92627

Film Screenings
Island Cinemas, Fashion Island
327 Newport Center Dr, NB 92660

Film Screenings
Big Newport Theater
300 Newport Center Drive, NB 92660

Film Screenings
Regency South Coast Village
1561 West Sunflower Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Film Screenings
Orange County Museum of Art
850 San Clemente Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Film Screenings
The Studio at Sage Hill
20402 Newport Coast Road, NB 92660

xoxo The Collectiva Diva

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