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15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival to Showcase Exclusive Screening of Chilean Cinema

Festival Will Spotlight a Major Chilean Film Followed by a Gala Celebration of Latino Film, Food and Culture

Newport Beach Film Festival - Chilean Spotlight
PRLog - April 19, 2014 - NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 the Newport Beach Film Festival will present its 15th annual Chilean Spotlight, an evening celebration of Chilean cinema and culture. The Spotlight will screen the regional premiere of the Chilean feature film, The Summer of Flying Fish (El Verano de Los Peces Voladores).

  The Summer of Flying Fish,
a festival favorite at both the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival,  focuses on Manena  (Francisca Walker) a very determined teenager, and the darling daughter of Pancho (Gregory Cohen), a rich Chilean landowner who devotes his vacations to a single obsession: the extermination of carp fish that invade his lake. As he resorts to ever more extreme methods over the course of the summer, Manena experiences her first deception in love and discovers a world that silently co-exists alongside her own: that of the Mapuche Indian workers.  The Summer of Flying Fish is directed by Marcela Said and also stars: Maria Izquierdo, Roberto Cayuqueo, Bastian Bodenhofer, Paola Lattus, Emilia Lara and Guillermo Lorca.

“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 Chilean Spotlight film will screen at Edwards Big Newport (300 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach, CA 92660).

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Edwards Big Newport Theater(300 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach, CA 92660)

8:00 p.m.  – The Summer of Flying Fish (El Verano de Los Peces Voladores) (2013, Chile)

10:00 p.m. – Post Screening Gala (Via Lido Plaza (3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663)

         The post-screening celebration will take place at the Via Lido Plaza (3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663). The event will include select tastings from top Orange County restaurants, traditional entertainment as well as multiple DJs.  Hosted bar by Stella Artois and Tito’s Vodka.

The Newport Beach Film Festival Chilean Spotlight is supported by Se Fija, The Chile California Council, Chilenvios, The Museum of Latin American Art and Stay Connected OC.

Select retail partners will offer special in-store promotions and entertainment. Admission to the Chilean Spotlight film and post party is $40.00. For ticket and information please visit: www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

Gregg Schwenk

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