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Newport Beach Film Festival Family Film Series

Newport Beach Film Festival Family Film Series

The highly anticipated time has come for the 2016 Newport Beach Film Festival. The event is not just for adults but also features an in-depth family film series that you’ll not want to miss. Make plans for an ultimate family staycation in Newport Beach, and bring your children to one of these incredible independent family films that will inspire them to have a lifelong love for the arts. The Newport Beach Film Festival is happening from April 21st through April 28th, and tickets are currently available online.

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Queen Bum (Konigin Po)
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

It’s bedtime. Father and daughter make up a world floating high above the clouds.

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 11:00 am Cost: $15

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Shorts for Shorties
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 11:00 am Cost: $15

Welcome to the end of childhood imagination, where everything is possible.

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Scaredy Bat
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 11:00 am – 12:20 pm Cost: $15

A tired frog is trying to sleep, but keeps being woken up by a crying bat who is scared of the dark.

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Miss Roboto
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

APRIL 23 Time: 11:00 am – 12:20 pm Cost: $15

A dishwashing robot feels unfulfilled with her life. Inspired by a TV dance show, she tries to do something that she wasn’t programmed to do… TO GROOVE!

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Theodora
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 11:00 am – 12:20 pm Cost: $15

A young girl left to her own devices spends the afternoon gathering seemingly random ingredients for an unusual feast.

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Perfect Piggies
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 11:00 am – 12:20 pm Cost: $15

Five harmonizing pigs sing a lively ‘a cappella’ swing song about their own perfect selves.

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Have You Seen Charlie?
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 11:00 am – 12:20 pm Cost: $15

A young girl goes on a quest to find her lost dog but is unexpectedly joined by her off-beat neighbor.

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Awesome Beetle’s Colors
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 11:00 am – 12:20 pm Cost: $15

A fun and educative guide us through the ABC’s.

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Earned Wings
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 11:00 am – 12:20 pm Cost: $15

Ever wonder if we could do anything if we just put our mind to it? Six year old Harvey dreams of owning a limited-edition one-of-a-kind red propellor plane, operating within the untainted mindset that ‘There are never any problems, only ever solutions’.

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A Boy Called Su
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 11:00 am – 12:20 pm Cost: $15

Su, a kindergartener who doesn’t speak English, spends lunchtime playing alone with his favorite ball. When he loses it to a bully, he must communicate in any way he knows how to get it back.

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The Land of Nod
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 11:00 am Cost: $15

A man, no longer young, climbs a mountain towards the possibility of buried gold in a Portuguese fortress and finds a fleeting dream of the wonder and the wanderlust of youth.

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Aria for a Cow
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 11:00 am – 11:10 am Cost: $15

Aria, a bovine diva, demands to be respected for more than just her dairy products. An animated musical short featuring a previously unreleased song by Howard Ashman & Alan Menken

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Isa and the Frog Prince
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 11:00 am – 12:20 pm Cost: $15

After Isa tells her class that she believes her frog is magical and will turn into a prince, a bully and his gang challenge her to prove it. Undaunted, Isa embarks on a quest to prove to everyone – and herself – that magic really does exist.

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Teens and Short Tweens
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 1:15 pm Cost: $15

Becoming yourself can be a difficult and a confusing process.

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Violet
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 1:15 pm Cost: $15

A dark cautionary tale of a young girl who despises her reflection. Narrated by Aidan Gillen.

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We Hold Nothing In Our Hands (Bokuranoteniha nanimonaikedo)
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Cost: $15

A baby sheep in heaven visit its mother on Earth.

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The Fear of Disappearing
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Cost: $15

Joshua Seigel, the director of the film, tries to find a way to keep himself from disappearing.

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Alex and Sylvia
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Cost: $15

When Sylvia, a successful scientist, must take over her grandmother’s small-town bakery, she discovers that life sometimes has different plans for you.

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My Home (Chez moi)
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Cost: $15

Hugo’s mother is back home. The following day, when Hugo wakes up, he finds black feathers all over his house.

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Mission Disconnect
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Cost: $15

A little girl observes her parents on their smart phones, supposedly so connected with the world but completely disconnected from each other.

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Alienation
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Cost: $15

The story of puberty, based on real life interviews with teenagers.

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Napoleon: The Ticket
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 1:15 pm

Follow Napoleon Bonaparte, everyone’s favorite vertically challenged dictator, as he learns to interact with the modern day world.

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Bear Story
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 1:15 pm

An old bear goes out every day to a busy street corner. Through a tin marionette theater of his own making, the bear will tell us his life story.

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Fragile
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 1:30 pm – 3:05 pm Cost: $15

Using the transformative power of art, Gil Batle carves images of his twenty year incarceration onto delicate ostrich eggs.

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One Day on Carver St.
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 1:30 pm – 3:05 pm Cost: $15

Charlie’s Place, owned by Charlie Fitzgerald, was a stop on the famous Chitlin’ Circuit, and hosted the hottest musicians of the day. In the post-war Jim Crow south, Charlie’s Place was a rare pocket of diversity in a world where the lines between black & white were firmly drawn.

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Fox and the Hound
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 23 Time: 3:00 pm – 4:25 pm Cost: $5

35th Anniversary Screening
A bloodhound puppy and a rescued fox kit, the pets of two feuding neighbors, become fast friends despite being natural enemies. As they get older, and as the world pushes them further apart, they grow up along their own paths: a strong hunting dog and a wild fox. Finally, confronted with true danger and forced to face each other, the pair must overcome their differences and learn what makes a true friend.

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Chuck Jones: A Lifetime of Animation
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 24 Time: 11:15 am Cost: $5

With a body of work containing over 300 films created over seven decades, this family-friendly presentation will include works from many parts of his career. As the creator and director of Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Bugs Bunny, and countless other Looney Tunes characters, his comedy and film making skills are known around the world and every generation

Chuck Jones: A Lifetime of Animation will include some rarely seen footage of Chuck Jones himself, as well as some of the classic cartoons that made him the most well-known animation director in history.

This is a perfect opportunity for children, parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews to share time together watching and laughing films and characters that are alive and well in land of animated characters.

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The Kids From 62-F
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 24 Time: 11:45 am – 1:40 pm Cost: $15

A group of friends in Palmdale, California find an artifact with special technological capabilities and embark on a journey together to deliver it back to its rightful owners. As the journey proves more difficult than they thought, the group ends up on a quest to find two alien children that live on a planet called Kepler 62-F. It’s up to the kids to return their artifact and save the day.

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Oddball
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 24 Time: 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm Cost: $15

The little penguins that make their home on Middle Island off the coast of Warnambool, Australia have run into some big trouble with local foxes. Determined to lend a hand to the threatened birds, an eccentric local chicken farmer and his granddaughter train their ranch dog Oddball to protect the penguins from the hungry foxes. With a little courage and a lot of luck, Oddball and his family can save the penguins and their family.

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Lost & Found
Island Cinema
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Date: APRIL 24 Time: 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm Cost: $15

After being caught stealing, two brothers are sent to live with their estranged uncle on a mysterious island. When they discover their grandfather vanished without a trace decades earlier, taking with him the secret to a vast fortune, they start delving into the mysteries of the island and find clues to a complex treasure hunt that could lead to unimaginable wealth and heal their broken family.

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Learn more about the Newport Beach Film Festival online.

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