15th annual Newport Beach film festival to showcase an exclusive screening of Italian cinema

Apr 11, 2014 1344

On Tuesday, April 29th 2014 the 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Italian Spotlight, an evening celebration of Italian cinema and culture. The event will feature the Orange County premiere of the highly acclaimed film, A Five Star Life (Viaggio Sola), followed by a festive post screening gala.

Irene (Margherita Buy, winner of the David di Donatello Award for Best Actress) has a dream job: traveling through Europe to test the service at the leading hotels of the world's 5-star establishments. Yet in the lap of that luxury, she is alone. The film was awarded the Nastro d'Argento as Best Comedy by the Italian film critics union

"The Festival continues a proud tradition of presenting the very best in Italian Cinema. A Five Star Life is a festival and critical favorite. We are very excited to screen a film that is both comedic and complex," stated Gregg Schwenk, CEO of the Newport Beach Film Festival.

The Spotlight film, A Five Star Life (Viaggio Sola) (2013, Comedy, Italy, 86 minutes) will screen on Tuesday, April 29th at 8:00pm at Edwards Big Newport (300 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach, CA 92660). 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 and traditional entertainment as well as multiple DJs. Hosted bar by Stella Artois and Tito's Vodka. Select retail partners will offer special in-store promotions and entertainment. The Newport Beach Film Festival Italian Spotlight is supported by the Italian Heritage Culture Foundation, Istituto Itlaliano di Cultura – Los Angeles, L'Italo Americano, Consulate General of Italy – Los Angeles, Italian Film Commision, Fondazione Italia, We the Italians, Italia.org, and Film 4 Life.

Admission to the Italian Spotlight film and the post-screening party is $40.00.
For ticket information and updates visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

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 53,000 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 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 24th - May 1st, 2014 and will spotlight over 300 films from around the world. www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

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