Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Crime Drama, "The Fixer," to Close 2016 Newport Beach Film Festival

2016 Newport Beach Film Festival Announces Closing Night Film and Celebration

17th Annual Festival to Close with The Fixer Starring Dominic Rains, James Franco, Rachel Brosnahan and Melissa Leo

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) proudly announces its Closing Night film and celebration. The Festival will end its eight-day run with the Southern California premier of “The Fixer” on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:30pm at Regency Lido Live (3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA). Following the screening, the Newport Beach Film Festival, in partnership with Modern Luxury and Via Lido Plaza, will host the Closing Night Celebration at Via Lido Plaza (3425 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA). The outdoor event will feature culinary creations from top Orange County’s restaurants, hosted bar by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Stella Artois, live entertainment and a special fashion presentation from Ted Baker London.

    The Newport Beach Film Festival proudly announces its Closing Night film, "The Fixer", and Celebration!

“The Fixer” tells the story of a former Afghan journalist (Dominic Rains) who settles in a small town in Northern California and takes a job with a local newspaper. However, when he attempts to cover local crime, he stumbles into local corruption that puts himself and others in danger.

“The 17th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will enlighten the public with a first-class international film program and exciting seminars. We are honored to close an excellent festival with a world premiere of such an impressive film,” stated Gregg Schwenk, Executive Director/CEO of NBFF.

"We are thrilled to bring The Fixer to the Newport Beach Film Festival! I can't wait to share the film with their audience," said Ian Olds, director, “The Fixer.”

"We couldn't be more honored to close the Newport Beach Film Festival and are excited to have some of our cast there to celebrate this Northern California-made film with the festival," added Caroline von Kuhn, producer, “The Fixer.”

The Festival will showcase over 350 films from 50 countries, along with nightly special events, red carpet galas, post screening receptions, compelling conversations with filmmakers, international spotlights, industry seminars and retrospectives. The Festival offers filmgoers unique opportunities to mingle with celebrities, filmmakers from around the globe and film industry professionals in a beautiful seaside locale. The NBFF is sponsored in part by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Fashion Island and the Los Angeles Times.

Tickets to the Closing Night Film and Celebration are $95 and can be purchased in advance at the Festival’s website. The minimum age for guests is 21 years old.

Passes and tickets for film screenings, galas and special events are available online at

About the Newport Beach Film Festival
Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the NBFF focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of studio and independent films from around the globe. The 17th annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 21st- April 28th and will spotlight over 350 films from around the world.

About Newport Beach, California
Nestled among golden stretches of pristine Pacific coastline between Los Angeles and San Diego, Newport Beach epitomizes the casually sophisticated lifestyle of Southern California. This idyllic seaside destination is widely celebrated for its natural beauty and vibrant yachting community alongside stylish accommodations, eclectic coastal cuisine and upscale shopping. Ranked among the “Top 10 Resort Towns in the U.S.,” Newport Beach also is distinguished as one of the country’s “Top 10 Best Family Beaches.” A mild climate and picturesque backdrop minutes from John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA) offers year-round appeal. For more information on Newport Beach or for a complimentary visitor guide, visit, or call (800) 94-COAST.

Cast and crew from “The Fixer” are scheduled to appear at the red carpet and screening. Press check in will be from 5:30pm - 6:30pm and red carpet arrivals will take place from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. The screening will commence at 7:30pm. All press must be credentialed prior to covering the Closing Night event. Press can register for credentials online at


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