15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival to Close with West Coast Premiere of CHEF Starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

nbff thumb 2014As stated in the previous post, the 15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival is coming soon (opening night is April 24th) and there will be many films and festivities I plan to see and be a part of.  This post contains the official press release concerning the closing night film, which I am very excited about.  Chef is a return for Jon Favreau to his low-budget roots and after just seeing the trailer, which features a strong cast and what looks to be cinematography based around food that will have everyone salivating throughout, I am super excited to be able to catch it.  Check out the rest of this post to read the official press release regarding this closing night film and I have also embedded the trailer for Chef.



Announces Closing Night Film AND CELEBRATION

15th Annual Festival to Close with West Coast Premiere of CHEF

Starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr.,
Scarlett Johansson

Newport Beach, CA (April 2014) – The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) proudly announces its Closing Night film and celebration. The Festival will end its eight-day run with the west coast premiere of CHEF on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Regency Lido Theatre (3459 Via Lido Newport Beach, CA 92663). Following the screening, the Newport Beach Film Festival, in partnership with Los Angeles Times and Via Lido Plaza, will host the Closing Night Celebration at the Via Lido Plaza featuring 20 of Orange County’s top restaurants and entertainment.

Written and directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man) CHEF tells the story of a chef who loses his restaurant job and starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

“The 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival is our largest festival to date with a record number of special events, venues and number of local restaurants participating. We are honored to close the festival with such an impressive film,” stated Gregg Schwenk, Executive Director/CEO of NBFF.

The Festival will showcase more than 350 films from 50 countries, along with nightly special events, red carpet galas, post screening receptions, compelling conversations with filmmakers, international spotlights, industry seminars and retrospectives. The Festival offers filmgoers unique opportunities to mingle with celebrities, filmmakers from around the globe and film industry professionals in a beautiful seaside locale.

The NBFF is sponsored in part by Titos Vodka, Fashion Island and Regal Entertainment Group

Passes and tickets for film screenings, galas and special events are available online at www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

About the Newport Beach Film Festival

Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the NBFF focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of studio and independent films from around the globe. The 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 24th – May 1st and will spotlight over 350 films from around the world.


For those that will be in the Orange County and Los Angeles are, this festival is always a lot of fun, so feel free to check it out and purchase tickets to some screenings here: www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

Check out my coverage from previous years HERE

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