Newport Film Clips


Accidental Super Hero Has Comic Appeal

The new family comedy “Somebody’s Hero” makes ts U.S. debut at the Newport Beach Film Festival on Sunday, May 1, screening at 2 p.m. at Triangle Square, 1870 Harbor Blvd. Costa Mesa.

Dennis Sullivan, a lonely New York accountant accidentally stops a costume shop robbery while he’s trying on a “Man America” superhero outfit. The whole clumsy fight is captured on security cameras and when the video hits the news he becomes the center of a media-frenzy.

Documentary Explores Beauty at Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant

“Defining Beauty: Ms. Wheelchair America,” a feature documentary narrated by Golden Globe winner Katey Sagal, will premiere at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at Triangle Square 3, 1870 Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa.

This is a thought provoking and inspiring documentary about the vibrant lives of five women who handle a multitude of challenges on a daily basis with grace and strength on their journey to the 2010 Ms. Wheelchair America pageant.

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Anti-Prop. 8 Drama Screens

The short film, “Change,” a drama that explores the voter initiative to eliminate same-sex marriage is seen through the eyes of a black, gay teen screens at the Newport Film Festival on May 4 at 3:30 p.m., at Triangle Square Screen 8, 1870 Harbor Boulevard, Costa Mesa.

With the spate of teen suicides throughout 2010, the filmmakers hope the film can provide a safe vehicle for an audience to consider the specter of discrimination. The film not only addresses the themes of prejudice, sexual identity and human rights but also explores the less talked about problems of gay bullying in the African American community, said writer-director Melissa Osborne.

Film Documents Rise of LA Punk Band

Chris Metzler’s documentary, “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone,” about the black punk band from South-Central Los Angeles and narrated by Laurence Fishburne, will screen at the Newport Beach Film Festival  on Wednesday, May 4.

The artists will be in town for post-screening Q&A after the 7:30 p.m. screening at the Triangle Square Cinemas
, 1870 Harbor Blvd
., Costa Mesa.


The film featuring Fishbone, Flea, Ice-T, Gwen Stefani, Perry Farrell, Bob Forrest, Branford Marsalis, and George Clinton, looks at the historical and cultural forces that gave rise to an original band.



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