Spotlighting Latino Films at Newport

Newport Beach Film Festival spotlights movies from Mexico, Chile, and Brazil; Gala Celebration of film, food and culture, May 1

Published on LatinoLA: April 9, 2011

Spotlighting Latino Films at Newport

On Sunday, May 1, 2011 the Newport Beach Film Festival will present its 12th annual Latino Showcase, an evening celebration of Latino cinema and culture. The event will feature premiere screenings of Latino films, followed by a festive post screening gala. With the countries of Mexico, Chile and Brazil represented, the Latino Showcase will give filmgoers an opportunity to experience Latino film and culture at its finest.

The Latino Showcase will feature the regional premieres of the Mexican Spotlight, The Cinema Holdup, the Chilean Spotlight, Life of Fish, and the Brazilian Spotlight, Besouro (pictured).

Attendees can choose one of the three Showcase films and then participate in the after event.

"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 post-screening celebration will take place at Fashion Island, located at 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Admission to one of the Latino Showcase films and the post event is $35.00. For ticket information and updates visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

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 55,000 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 eleventh annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 28 - May 5, 2011 and will spotlight over 350 films from around the world. www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

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