17th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival to Showcase Mexican Cinema

Festival Will Spotlight the West Coast Premiere of the Mexican Feature Film, ‘Epitaph’ Followed by a Gala Celebration of Latino Film, Food and Culture

On Wednesday, April 27th, 2016, the Newport Beach Film Festival will present its 17th annual Mexican Spotlight, an evening celebration of Mexican cinema and culture. The Spotlight will screen the West Coast Premiere of the Mexican feature film Epitaph (Epitafio).

Newport Beach Film Festival 2016

Three Spanish conquistadors, Captain Diego de Ordaz, Gonzalo and Pedro, march to the summit of the great volcano Popocatepetl. It is an arduous walk; they face the strength of nature and the fear of the unknown. Yet their biggest obstacle could be within them, as they doubt the purpose of the conquest of the New World. Epitaph (Epitafio) is directed by Yulene Olaizola and Rubén Imaz and stars Xabier Coronado, Martín Román, and Carlos Triviño.

NBFF Corporate Logo“The Festival is exceptionally proud to showcase such strong Latino cinema,” stated Gregg Schwenk, CEO of the Newport Beach Film Festival. “Epitaph (Epitafio) is a story of will-power to overcome the volcano and of the overt power to conquer the Aztec Empire.” 

The Mexican Spotlight film will screen at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at Edwards Big Newport (300 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach, CA 92660)

The post-screening celebration will take place at 10:00 p.m. at the Via Lido Plaza (3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663). The evening will include several of Orange County’s top restaurants serving signature tastings, multiple DJs, live entertainment, a special performance by Orange County Aerial Arts, hosted bar by Stella Artois Beer, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

The Newport Beach Film Festival Mexican Spotlight is presented by UNIVISION 34 and KLVE – 107.5 FM and supported by Via Lido Plaza, OC Weekly, Para Todos, Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Mexico Report, ProMéxico and Mexico Tourism.

Admission to the Mexican Spotlight film and post party is $45.00.

Post-screening party only is $25.00. 

For ticket and information please visit: 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 (NBFF) 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 17th annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 21st – April 28th and will spotlight over 350 films from around the world.




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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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