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Newport Beach Film Festival: Italian Spotlight – April 30

Date 04.03.2019

On Tuesday, April 30th, 2019, the 20th annual Newport Beach Film Festival presented by Pacific Sales will present its Italian Spotlight, an evening celebration of Italian cinema and culture. The event will screen the US Premiere of the Italian feature film “Let Me Introduce You to Sofia” (Ti Presento Sofia), followed by a festive post-screening celebration.

“Let Me Introduce You to Sofia” follows an ex-rocker Gabriele, who is the cur-rent owner of a music store and divorced dad of 10-year-old Sofia. One day, an old friend Mara, a successful photographer, who dislikes children, reemerges into Gabriele’s life. Overwhelmed by his passion and desire for Mara, he attempts to hide their existence from one another. “Let Me Introduce You to Sofia” is directed by Guido Chiesa and stars Fabio de Luigi, Micaela Ramazzotti, and Caterina Sbaraglia.

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 8:30 p.m.
The Triangle (1870 Harbor Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92627)

The post-screening celebration will take place at 10:00 p.m. at Time Nightclub (1875 Newport Blvd B245 Costa Mesa, CA 92627)

Admission to the Italian Spotlight film and the post-screening party is $45.00.
Post-screening Party only is $30.00/ Film Screening only is $20.00.
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The event will be hosted by Time Nightclub and will include select tastings from top Orange County restaurants, traditional entertainment as well as multiple DJs. Hosted bar by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Peroni Nastro Azzurro.

The Newport Beach Film Festival Italian Spotlight is supported by Italian Heritage Culture Foundation, Catalino Law, Istituto Italiano di Cultura – Los Angeles, IL’Italo-Americano Newspaper, Italian Film Commission, Italian American Museum Los Angeles, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and La Famiglia DelGrosso.