15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival to Showcase Mexican Cinema

Festival Will Spotlight a Major Mexican Film Followed by a Gala Celebration of Latino Film, Food and Culture

2014 Newport Beach Film Festival to Feature Mexican Cinema, The Amazing Catfish

2014 Newport Beach Film Festival to Feature Mexican Cinema, The Amazing Catfish

Newport Beach, Calif. – On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 the Newport Beach Film Festival will present its 15th annual Mexican Spotlight, an evening celebration of Mexican cinema and culture. The Spotlight will screen the regional premiere of the Mexican feature film, The Amazing Catfish (Los Insólitos Peces Gato).

“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 Mexican Spotlight film will screen at Edwards Big Newport (300 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach, CA 92660).

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Edwards Big Newport Theater (300 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach, CA 92660)
7:30 p.m.  – The Amazing Catfish (Los Insólitos Peces Gato) (2013, Mexico)
10:00 p.m. – Post Screening Gala (Via Lido Plaza (3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663)

The post-screening celebration will take place at the Via Lido Plaza (3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663). The event will include select tastings from top Orange County restaurants, traditional entertainment as well as multiple DJs.  Hosted bar by Stella Artois and Tito’s Vodka.

The Newport Beach Film Festival Mexican Spotlight is supported by National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Visit Mexico, Latin Heat Magazine, W 690 AM, Portal Languages and Para Todos.

Select retail partners will offer special in-store promotions and entertainment. Admission to the Mexican Spotlight film and post party is $40.00.

For ticket and information please visit: www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com


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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at info@themexicoreport.com

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