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Hey, Movie Buffs! Don’t Miss Out on the 22nd Annual Newport Beach Film Festival

October 20, 2021

Since its inception in 1999, the Newport Beach Film Festival has attracted crowds of film buffs and industry pros. This year’s edition of the event promises a wide scope of offerings, starting off strong on Thursday, October 21 at 7 p.m. with the World Premiere of “Never Catch Pigeons: And 11 More Hard Lessons From Mr. Paul Van Doren” at Regal Edwards Big Newport & RPX.

This Vans documentary tells the remarkable story of the late Paul Van Doren—a self-made innovator who started Vans, the iconic shoe and lifestyle brand that inspired a global skateboarding revolution. And following the screening, guests are invited to attend a street party presented by Vans at 9 p.m. under the stars in the parking lot behind Edwards Big Newport. This event will feature live entertainment and a hosted bar by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

To close out this annual cinematic celebration, the Newport Beach Film Festival will showcase the West Coast premiere of “War on Diamond” at The New Port Theater on Thursday, October 28 at 7 p.m. Based on the award-winning book “The Pitch That Killed” by Mike Sowell and directed by Emmy and Peabody award-winner Andy Billman, “War on Diamond” tells the dramatic story of a 100-year rivalry between two baseball teams, Cleveland and New York, and the great Ray Chapman—the only MLB player killed by a pitch. A closing night reception will follow the screening at The New Port Theater—don’t miss out!

Between opening night and closing night, attendees of the Newport Beach Film Festival will have access to screenings of over 300 films from around the world, nightly special events, world premieres, red carpet galas, awards contenders and compelling conversations with legendary filmmakers.

We are honored to welcome you back to this special annual event in the beautiful city of Newport Beach! For Festival passes, tickets and COVID-19 safety information, visit Tickets to opening night and closing night are $95. This event is open to attendees 21 years and older.

Newport Beach Film Festival

Dates: October 21-28, 2021

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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