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Tickets on sale for Newport Beach Film Festival – 9 recommendations

If you’re lucky enough to have a film festival in your hometown then you have to support it, because they are tons of fun.

For me that means the Newport Beach Film Festival with several hundred movies and a focus on sports, like surfing, snowboarding, and skateboarding.

It’s pretty awesome, though, I do wish there were more films about global concerns like the Environmental Film Festival has in Washington D.C. (my former hometown festival).

Still, I have a pretty good lineup for the festival days, April 26 – May 3, with everything from quirky comedies to surf film premieres, a 3,000-person rugby game and a college for comic books.

Here are the descriptions and trailers for all those movies.
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Surfing the mouth of Newport Harbor, 1938

Here is some rare footage from 1938 of a few big swells coming into Newport Harbor (Newport Beach, CA). The long jetties at the mouth of the harbor providing smooth seas haven’t been built yet, and the waves are looking really good!

The area was known as the “Waikiki of the west coast”. The Balboa side jetty was built using a railroad to bring in rocks from inland, and is under construction when this film was made. The CDM side jetty was constructed a few years later using rocks barged over from Catalina Island.

Here are a few screenshots from the footage showing the harbor mouth without the jetties you see there today.

 

Thx to Ghetto Juice

Tickets available for the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival

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.

My dream home

Once in a lifetime comes the opportunity to own a property this magnificent. Tucked away at the end of Ocean Blvd. in charming Corona del Mar, lies a luxurious residence beyond compare.

From the street, the home is all but hidden offering complete privacy. Yet from the water one sees a spectacular retreat nestled along the natural curve of the cliff.

2495 is the only Ocean Blvd. address with a private dock, a sweeping grass yard at waters edge, & a pool overlooking the glorious harbor.

3 levels of stunning ocean-view living space include a formal living & dining room, a gracious California-style kitchen that opens onto a spacious family room & dining area, a master suite with separate office & bathroom, 3 additional bedroom suites, outdoor decks at each level & a wonderful bonus room perfect for a personal gym.

Every room of this extraordinary residence offers breathtaking views of daytime boats, late afternoon sunsets & the twinkle of evening lights on the water.

Offered at $17.95 million

I couldn’t help myelf!

I had to look into this place. The website linked above has 10 more pictures.

The interior looks spacious but I definitely don’t like the design. It’s all about the pool, lawn, private beach, and glorious decks.

In case, you were wondering here is the location. From far away, neighborhood, to street-wise.