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Lucy Liu, Michael C. Hall and Brad William Henke in “East Fifth Bliss,” the opening night film of this year’s Newport Beach Film Festival.

The Newport Beach Film Festival will open this week, running April 28-May 5. Here is a schedule of Festival highlights. For details, visit newportbeachfilmfest.com.

April 28

7:30 p.m.: Opening Night Film: “East Fifth Bliss,” Big Newport

10 p.m.: Opening Night Gala

April 29

3 p.m.: “Child of Giants: My Journey with Maynard Dixon and Dorothea Lange,” documemtary, Triangle Square 2

3 p.m.: “Dark Fall,” action sports, Triangle Square 3

4:15 p.m.: “PressPausePlay,” documentary, Lido Theatre

5:30 p.m.: “The Speed of Thought,” feature film, Triangle Square 3

6 p.m.: “Beatles Stories,” music feature, Triangle Square 7

6:30 p.m.: “This Is Your Ocean: Sharks,” documentary, Lido Theatre

7:45 p.m.: “Silver Tongues,” feature film, Triangle Square 6

8 p.m.: “Conception,” feature film, Triangle Square 3

8 p.m.: “Lucky,” feature film, Lido Theatre

8:30 p.m.: “War Shorts,” five short films, Triangle Square 8

April 30

11:30 a.m.: “A Conversation with Aaron Sorkin,” seminar, Lido Theatre

1 p.m.: “Shorts Triumphing Over Adversity,” seven documentary short films, Triangle Square 7

1 p.m.: “Directing: Life at the Helm,” seminar, Triangle Square 2

3:15 p.m.: “Like a Lion,” action sports, Triangle Square 1

4:30 p.m.: “Peach Plum Pear,” feature film, Triangle Square 3

5:30 p.m.: “Bobby Fischer Against the World,” documentary, Triangle Square 4

6 p.m.: “Careful What Shorts You Wish For,” five animated shorts, Triangle Square 8

7:15 p.m.: “Fort McCoy,” feature film, Triangle Square 3

8 p.m.: “Balls to the Wall,” feature film, Lido Theatre

May 1

11 a.m.: “Little Gobie,” animated feature film, Triangle Square 5

12:30 p.m.: “True Grit,” feature film (1969), Triangle Square 2

1 p.m.: “OCC Shorts,” collegiate showcase, Lido Theatre

1 p.m.: “My So-Called Enemy,” documentary, Triangle Square 3

2:15 p.m.: “Castles in the Sky,” action sports, Triangle Square 4

3:30 p.m.: “Criminal Shorts and More,” seven short films, Triangle Square 8

3:45 p.m.: “Defining Beauty: Ms. Wheelchair America,” documentary, Triangle Square 3

4 p.m.: “Letters to Elena,” feature film, Triangle Square 4

5 p.m.: “Sensation,” feature film, Triangle Square 6

6 p.m. Youth Film Showcase presented by Volcom, Triangle Square 3

7:30 p.m.: “Another Evening of Disney Rarities,” animation, Lido Theatre

8 p.m.: “A Bag of Hammers,” feature film, Triangle Square 3

May 2

2:30 p.m.: “Wild Horse, Wild Ride,” documentary, Triangle Square 3

3 p.m.: “Honesty is the Best Shorts Policy,” seven short films, Triangle Square 7

5 p.m.: CSUF Showcase, collegiate showcase, Sage Hill

5 p.m.: “The Whistleblower,” feature film, Lido Theatre

7:15 p.m.: “Go Lala Go!,” feature film, Big Newport

7:30 p.m.: “The High Cost of Living,” feature film, Lido Theatre

7:30 p.m.: USC Showcase, collegiate showcase, Sage Hill

7:30 p.m.: “A Kiss for Jed Wood,” feature film, Triangle Square 3

8:30 p.m.: “Becoming Santa,” documentary, Triangle Square 5

May 3

1 p.m.: “Eco Shorts,” four short films, Triangle Square 8

3 p.m.: “Redline,” anime, Lido Theatre

4:45 p.m.: “Get Real! Wise Women Speak,” documentary, Triangle Square 4

5 p.m.: CSULB Showcase, collegiate showcase, Sage Hill

5:30 p.m. “Surfing With the Enemy,” action sports, Triangle Square 3

5:30 p.m: “TROLLHUNTER,” feature film, Triangle Square 7

7:30 p.m.: Chapman Showcase, collegiate showcase, Sage Hill

7:45 p.m.: “Deadheads,” feature film, Triangle Square 6

8 p.m.: “Sounds Like a Revolution,” music feature, Triangle Square 5

8:30 p.m.: “Suspenseful Shorts,” five short films, Triangle Square 8

May 4

2 p.m. “Romantic? Shorts,” eight short films, Triangle Square 7

3 p.m.: “Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride,” documentary, Triangle Square 2

3 p.m.: “Prairie Love,” feature film, Triangle Square 8

5 p.m.: Saddleback Showcase, collegiate showcase, Sage Hill

5:15 p.m.: “Superheroes,” documentary, Triangle Square 1

6 p.m.: “Splinters,” actions sports, Lido Theatre

7:30 p.m.: “The Runway,” feature film, Big Newport

7:30 p.m.: “The Legend of Hell’s Gate,” feature film, Triangle Square 4

May 5

1 p.m.: “In Search of Shorts,” six animated shorts, Triangle Square 8

2 p.m. “Face to Face,” feature film, Lido Theatre

3 p.m.: “Miss Representation,” documentary, Triangle Square 7

3:30 p.m.: “Action Sports Shorts 1,” six short films, Triangle Square 8

4:30 p.m.: “The High Cost of Living,,” feature film, Triangle Square 4

5:30 p.m.: “Bodyguards and Assassins,” feature film, Triangle Square 7

6 p.m.: “Short Fables & Tales,”  seven short animated films, Triangle Square 8

6:30 p.m.: “The Anatomy of Vince Guaraldi,” music feature, Triangle Square 2

7 p.m.: “A Beginner’s Guide to Endings,” feature film, Lido Theatre

8:30 p.m.: “Shorts, a Matter of Life & Death,” seven short films, Triangel Square 8

10 p.m.: Closing Night Gala, Lido Theatre

 

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