NAAAP-SoCal supports the 15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival to showcase the Regional Premiere of the film: "
DATE: This Monday, April 28th
LOCATION: Newport Beach.
Tickets are required for both the MOVIE and the AFTER PARTY.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ASIAN AMERICAN PROFESSIONALS........
This Monday, April 28th, 2014, the 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Chinese Spotlight, an evening celebration of Chinese cinema and culture. The event will feature the Regional Premiere of the highly anticipated film, Bends (Guo gai) (Hong Kong) (2013), followed by a festive post screening gala.
A festival favorite at both the Cannes Film Festival and Hong Kong International Film Festival, Bends straddles the Hong Kong--Shenzhen border and tells the story of Anna, an affluent housewife and Fai, her chauffeur, and their unexpected friendship as they each negotiate the pressures of Hong Kong life and the city's increasingly complex relationship to mainland China. Bends is directed by Flora Lau and stars: Carina Lau, Chen Kun and Tian Yuan. "The Festival continues a proud tradition of presenting the very best in Chinese Cinema. Bends is a beautiful and subtle film. We are extremely proud to have Bends as our 2014 Spotlight Film" stated Gregg Schwenk, CEO of the Newport Beach Film Festival.
The post-screening celebration will take place at the Pacific Rim Gala held at:
Jaguar/Land Rover Newport Beach
1540 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660
The evening will include hosted bar by Tito's Vodka and Stella Artois Beer, several top Orange County restaurants serving signature tastings, multiple DJs and live entertainment! The Newport Beach Film Festival Chinese Spotlight is supported by the Pacific Asia Museum, MYX TV, Asian Women Entrepreneurs, NAAAP, Sunrise Seagull Productions and Medieval Times.
Admission to the Chinese Spotlight film and the post-screening party is $40.00. About The Newport Beach Film Festival: Celebrated as one of the leading film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival has evolved into a prestigious multicultural event, attracting over 53,000 attendees to Southern California. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the Festival focuses on showcasing a fresh and diverse collection of studio and independent films from around the globe. Located along the pristine Orange County coastline, the Newport Beach Film Festival offers attendees an optimal setting to experience filmmaking at its best. With its action packed slate of film screenings, red carpet galas, international spotlights, nightly receptions, compelling conversations with filmmakers, fashion shows, music performances and industry seminars, the Newport Beach Film Festival has quickly gained recognition among filmmakers and audiences worldwide. The 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 24th - May 1st, 2014 and will spotlight over 300 films from around the world. For ticket information and updates, visit
THIS EVENT IS NEITHER HOSTED NOR SPONSORED BY ASIAN NIGHT OUT (ANO); HOWEVER ANO MEMBERS ARE FREE TO GET TOGETHER AT THIS
THIS IS A NO HOST EVENT.