Newport Beach Film Festival Goers Pack Screening of Director Ham Tran's Journey From the Fall
Newport Beach, CA
The big "OC" is rocking with movie premieres, filmmaker receptions and after-parties. The Newport Beach Film Festival is in full swing with day two of an eleven day festival showcasing more than 350 films from nearly 40 countries.
Orange County film festival goers packed the screening tonight of Journey from the Fall (Vuot Song) www.journeyfromthefall.com which also captured the hearts and minds of audiences at the Sundance Film Festival. If you missed tonight's screening, the Newport Beach Film Festival has a second showing on Sunday at 1pm (check official website for listing http://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/). And if you can't get a ticket to Sunday's screening, Tran's film is also scheduled to be the opening night film at Visual Communications VC Film Fest 2006 - The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival May 4 - 11.
Journey from the Fall's director Ham Tran told AsianConnections he is very excited about the huge turn-out tonight in OC to screen his film. He didn't know his film would have the same popular response as it received at Sundance, but OC ticket holders were waiting two hours before the film opened just to get a good seat. At Sundance his film was so popular that it was officially screened four times to sold-out audiences, with even more screenings added to the schedule.
Stay tuned as AsianConnections provides more coverage of the Newport Beach Film Festival. Here movie-goers are treated to film screenings, many with the cast and filmmakers in attendance. Last year's festival featured the world premiere of Crash which won the Oscar for Best Movie of the Year.
For movie-goers and filmmakers alike, Newport Beach has definitely rolled out the red carpet in a very big way. In addition to the festival's ambitious offerings there are VIP receptions and parties, parties, and more parties taking place all over the city - at local museums, libraries, restaurants, and even aboard yachts honoring the filmmakers who have come from all over the world.