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Newport Beach Film Festival to close Thursday night with ‘The Exception’ and a gala

Newport Beach Film Festival to close Thursday night with ‘The Exception’ and a gala

The 18th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will close Thursday night with a celebration and a screening of “The Exception,” starring veteran actor Christopher Plummer.

“The Exception,” also featuring Lily James and Jai Courtney, will end the eight-day festival at 8:15 p.m. at the Lido Theater at 3459 Via Lido.

It will be followed at 10 p.m. by an outdoor gala at Via Lido Plaza with entertainment and hors d’oeuvres prepared by Orange County restaurants including La Vida Cantina, Pizzeria Ortica and Del Frisco’s Grille, plus a bar hosted by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

The movie is about a German soldier during World War II who tries to determine whether the Dutch resistance...

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