At the Festival: Thursday

Highlights for Thursday at the Newport Beach Film Festival:

Pilot Picks

One Small Hitch

Comedy by John Burgess about a couple's pretend engagement that has unintended consequences. 7:30 p.m.; Triangle Square Cinemas.

Shorts with a Twist

Short film program consisting of "Angst (Angustia)," "Bydlo," "Delicacy," "Galeana No. 8," "Juan y La Borrega," "The Prowler," "The Red Valentine" and "The Voorman Problem." 6 p.m.; Triangle Square Cinemas.

Fly Me to the Moon (Un Plan Parfait)

French comedy by Pascal Chaumeil about a woman who tries to break her family's marital curse. 7:30 p.m.; Edwards Big Newport 6.

The Iceman

Drama by Ariel Vromen about a family man who doubles as a killer-for-hire. 5:45 p.m.; Triangle Square Cinemas.


On the Scene

Director Zack Bernbaum will attend the world premiere of "And Now a Word from Our Sponsor." 3:15 p.m.; Island Cinema 7.

The Reef team will be in attendance at the showing of "Anything Sing." 8 p.m.: Triangle Square Cinemas.

Appearances are subject to change without notice.


Closing Night Gala

The Closing Night Gala, presented by the Los Angeles Times, takes place from 10 p.m. to midnight at Via Lido Courtyard, 3417 Via Lido, Newport Beach. Guests will be treated to entertainment and hors d'oeuvres prepared by award-winning restaurants. Hosted bar by Stella Artois and Absolut.

Tickets are $70 for the party and screening of "The Way, Way Back," $40 for the party only. Ages 21 and over only; cocktail attire with a coat or jacket is recommended, since the event is outdoors. For tickets, visit

Source: Newport Beach Film Festival

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