(Credit: Newport Beach Film Festival)

(Credit: Newport Beach Film Festival)


The 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival brings some of the best studio and independent films from around the world to Southern California’s beautiful backdrop. The first-class international film program runs April 23-30, 2015 at a variety of theater venues in Newport Beach as they screen over 350 films from 50 different countries. Don’t worry about getting overwhelmed; we’ve compiled this must-see list of six films you can’t miss at the 16th annual Newport Beach Film Festival.

 


 


Life In A Walk
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Date: Tuesday, April 28th, 2015. 5:00PM

If you’ve ever had the pleasure to meet Yogi Roth of “Life In A Walk,” you’d know what it’s like to speak to someone that is truly inspiring. Bringing his approach to a feature-length documentary film, viewers are invited to share as Roth invites his father to take a walk along the Camino De Santiago, a pilgrimage through Portugal and Spain. His father, Will, had been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer, and Roth was compelled to never say “I wish I’d spent more time with my Dad.” As you watch, you’ll experience a journey of father and son that is more than a trip about travel. In the end, you’ll be compelled to spend more time with the ones you love.
 


 

A Little Chaos
Lido Live
3459 Via Lido
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Date: Friday, April 24th, 2015. 8:00PM

Starring Kate Winslet, Jennifer Ehle, Stanley Tucci, Helen McCrory, Alan Rickman, Matthias Schoenaerts, ‘A Little Chaos’ is about a landscape designer, selected to construct the opulent King Louis XIV’s garden at Versailles, is drawn into battle both professionally and romantically with the king’s chief architect. In the notoriously scandalous court of the Sun King, riddled with gossip and intrigue, the unparalleled skill sets of the two artisans are no match for the web of personal vendettas and political treachery that they both must navigate.
 


 

Set Fire to the Stars
The Triangle
1870 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Date: Friday, April 24th, 2015. 7:30PM

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. Starring: Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, Kelly Reilly, Steven Mackintosh, Shirley Henderson, Kevin Eldon
 


 

The Water Diviner
Lido Live
3459 Via Lido
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Date: Thursday, April 23rd, 2015. 7:30PM

Four years after the Battle of Gallipoli, an Australian farmer travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his 3 sons, declared missing in action. Starring: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney
 


 

Jackie & Ryan
The Triangle
1870 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Date: Saturday, April 25th, 2015. 7:30PM

A modern-day train hopper fighting to be a successful musician and a single mom battling to maintain custody of her daughter defy their circumstances by coming together in a relationship that may change each other’s lives forever.
 


 

Twilight: Saya in Sasara
Edwards Big Newport
300 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Date: Monday, April 27th, 2015. 7:30PM

When a young mother feels lost and helpless after the death of her husband, his restless spirit returns to help her as much as he can. Starring: Yui Aragaki, Yo Oizumi,Aoi Nakamura, Rila Fukushima, Takeshi Tsuruno, Masao Komatsu, Yumiko Fujita, Ryo Ishibashi, Sumiko Fuji


 
 
 
 
No Stranger Than Love
Lido Live
3459 Via Lido
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Date:

An inaugural, extra-marital tryst is interrupted by one of the cheaters falling into an inter-dimensional, one-way hole of infinite darkness. Now, it’s up to the other lover to somehow rescue him without the town finding out.
 


 
Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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