2018 Newport Beach Film Festival - April 26 - May 3

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Thursday, 26 April 2018.

April 26, 2018

Newport Beach

The 2018 Newport Beach Film Festival (April 26 - May 3) features great movies and some of the best galas on the planet - with more than 350 films to showcase this year - there is alot to party about!

Here are just a few highlights of this huge festival with a wide range of galas, seminars, and screenings from documentaries to narrative features. Check out the 240 page 2018 NBFF Flipbook. View the schedule for films from Action Sports, Dramas, Culinary, to Irish, European, Latino Showcases. The Pacific Rim Showcase features films from Australia, China, Korea, Japan, and the Philippines.

For the full schedule click here.

Ramen Heads

April 30, 2018 5:15pm

Triangle Cinemas- 1870 Harbor Boulevard 
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 United States 

Osamu Tomita, Japan's reigning king of ramen takes us deep into his world, revealing every single step of his obsessived approach to creating the perfect soup and noodles, and his relentless search for the highest quality ingredients. Five other noodle shops are highlighted in this film directed by Koki Shigeno.

 

Filipino Spotlight – ULAM: Main Dish 
Lido Theater, 3459 Via Lido 
Newport Beach, CA 92663 

Main Dish

ULAM: Main Dish Follow the rise of Filipino food via the award-winning chefs as they cross over to the center of the American table. This culinary movement is not only a remarkable achievement for American restaurateurs, but also as a validation of Filipino culture. The film confronts issues inherent in representing both Filipino and American identity, and challenges from both the Filipino community and the world at large. The film is a celebration -- and confirmation -- that Filipino food,…

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Korean Spotlight- A Day

Monday, April 30 @ 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Triangle Cinemas- SCREEN 51870 Harbor Boulevard 
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 United States 

A Day

Korean Spotlight- A Day A skilled doctor begins his journey home after an extended trip abroad, only to come across a horrific car accident. While helping the victims, he realizes that one of the people dying on the road is his daughter, and watches her slip away. But as the worst day of his life begins to repeat itself, he has another chance to save her at the risk of someone else's loved one dying instead. It may be possible…

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Chinese Spotlight- End of Summer

Monday, April 30 @ 7:45 pm - 9:16 pm
Triangle Cinemas- SCREEN 71870 Harbor Boulevard 
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 United States 

End Of Summer 

Chinese Spotlight- End of Summer While attempting to rebel against his controlling father, a young boy finds a friend in his elderly neighbor. Together, the two bond over the World Cup fever that is sweeping China and the elderly man begins secretly training the boy for the school tryouts. The mission takes an unexpected turn when he discovers his father's romance with his homeroom teacher. On top of that, his elderly neighbor must reunite with his own family in a…

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Japanese Spotlight – 3 Ft. Ball and Souls [Sanjakudama]

Monday, April 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:33 pm
Triangle Cinemas- SCREEN 81870 Harbor Boulevard 
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 United States 
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3 Ft. Ball and Souls Four troubled strangers who met online decide to meet in person for a singular purpose, but fate intervenes. A Ground Hog Day type event forces these strangers to open up and confide in each other in order to resolve some of their various issues. Will a day that began with a suicide pact end in redemption or just simply end?    PACIFIC RIM SHOWCASE CELEBRATION Please join us for the Newport…

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