Summer is the time for movies under the stars and the Friends of Del Mar are bringing together two nights of ocean and surf films, for the 3rd annual cinema series. More on this free event from the Del Mar Times:
This year, the Cinema Series kicks off Sept. 7 at sunset (around 7:30 p.m.) with a trio of award-winning surf films, Abroad/Salmon Theory/Manufacturing Stoke, an unflinching and timely look at the surf industry today, with a special guest appearances by the filmmakers and founders of the San Diego Surf Film Festival.
The Sept. 8 marquee kicks off with Amazing Jellies (official selection: San Francisco Ocean Film Festival), followed by Willem & The Whales, a look at a world without whales told through the eyes of a child. The feature presentation will be Universal Pictures’ Big Miracle, starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski.
Del Mar Cinema Series
Sep. 7-8, 2012
7:30pm (food trucks at 6pm)
Del Mar Shores Park (9th St & Stratford Ct.)
Free, open to the public (donation suggested)
Friday, May 18
7:00 pm – Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Special guests: Zack Snyder and Robert Kirkman
10:00 pm – Shaun of the Dead
Special guest: Edgar Wright
Saturday, May 19
12:00 pm – RoboCop
Special guest: Peter Weller
4:00 pm – A Clockwork Orange
Special guest: Malcolm McDowell
8:30 pm – SUPER
Special guest: Rainn Wilson
Sunday, May 20
2:00 pm – WALL-E
Special guest: Andrew Stanton
Includes a special preview of Disney/Pixar’s ‘Brave’
6:00 pm – Serenity (SOLD OUT)
Special guest: Nathan Fillion
Monday, May 21
7:30 pm – An Evening with Stan Lee
This will be my second year attending the Newport Beach Film Festival. Last year I watched a film about sharks and listened to Aaron Sorkin speak about writing. I loved it.
This year is looking to be just as good and I’m excited to see movies about the ocean, surfing, design, and drama.
One things that makes this film festival special is its focus on specialized topics, like:
- Action Sports (surfing, skiing, extreme)
- Art, Architecture, & Design (documentaries, profiles)
- Music (profiles of great musicians and genres)
The festival runs from April 26 – May 3 and this year highlights the Island Cinema, a remodeled luxury theater at Fashion Island.
The full schedule is available online at Festival Genius, and you can follow the festival on Twitter – @nbff.